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September 29, 2017

Maintaining cycling infrastructure is a matter of course in the Netherlands, a country boasting 35,000 kilometers of bicycle paths. Still, the Dutch province of Friesland managed to make waves when it re-paved a bicycle highway last fall.

A 1-kilometer stretch of the bike roadway connecting the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden to the town of Stiens has the disti...

September 28, 2017

Another day on Pershing Drive in Arlington, Va., and another near miss for Mobility Momma on her bike.

Yes, “Motor City Maniac Dear Son,” age 14, and “Blown-the-Coup Bike-Only College Kid,” 18, did warn me to stick to roadways with bike lanes or, better yet, stay on the bike path.

I thought the vibe would be better early on a Sunday morning. And it was: there...

September 28, 2017

Seconds after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City on September 19, the mobile phone network was down. Stoplights ceased to function as electricity failed, and the city’s streets had turned into one vast traffic jam. In a few frantic minutes, millions of people were driven out of buildings into the public space, incommunicado except for the wi-fi network...

September 28, 2017

In the 2015 mayoral race, then-candidate Jim Kenney pledged to build more than 30 miles of protected bicycle lanes in Philadelphia, to accompany the more than 400 miles of unprotected bicycle lanes that already separate bicycle and automotive traffic.

Last April, the city won funds for thirteen protected bicycle lane projects, which would fulfill the thirty m...

September 27, 2017

Like many other automakers, Volkswagen Group is targeting the next decade as a major turning point for autonomous cars. By 2021, the automaker will introduce a fleet of self-driving EVs for ride-hailing services, reports Automotive News.

The first fleets will arrive in “two to five” cities around the world by the year 2021, says Johann Jungwirth, head of digi...

September 27, 2017

Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike has arrived in Washington D.C., its first U.S. city. The launch comes as myriad bike-sharing companies launch similar services across the country.

To recap, Mobike provides cities with the bikes and the technology platform, including mobile apps, allowing riders to unlock a bike by scanning a QR code with their phone. For l...

September 27, 2017

In North America, gondolas are usually used on a ski vacation to access amazing terrain in ritzy towns like Aspen or Whistler. Increasingly, however, urban areas in the United States are considering proposals for gondolas and cable cars to efficiently move people from place to place.

In New York City, the East River Skyway would connect Williamsburg in Brookl...

September 26, 2017

Autonomous vehicles offer the opportunity to radically rethink how we implement mass transport in the future, and save billions of dollars in public infrastructure spend. But the challenge in our current way of thinking for all involved, from OEM’s to government, is how best to implement this technology into real world applications, and what economic model w...

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