Lessons from Europe: How the United States can improve its cycling culture.

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With the recent negotiations in Europe to establish the 2030 greenhouse gas reductions and commitment to renewable energy, the continent has placed itself at the forefront of the battle against climate change. The proposed 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 27% growth in renewable energy have the potential to make a dramatic impact in the world of environmental conservation. While these changes will manifest themselves in several ways, one of the keys to Europe’s ability to become … [Continue reading...]

Is Commuting By Kick Scooter Green Transportation?

Is Commuting By Kick Scooter Green Transportation?

On the face of it this seems like a stupid question. If you drag your butt out of a car and ride a kick scooter to work, you are most likely preventing the incremental use of fossil fuel to power your car. (Of course it's possible that you drive an electric vehicle that is charged by a solar panel. If that's your situation, then the analysis is not so obvious. But, I'm betting there aren't too many readers in that category.) Are kick scooters green transportation? To make the analysis … [Continue reading...]