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Cities, Towns, Transport

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Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
At the Crossroads of Climate and Food At the Crossroads of Climate and Food
by Richard Conlin
What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
Bring On the Next American Revolution Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet 4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet
by Kate Malongowski, Jennifer Kaye
A school bus pedaled by kids, the world’s largest bike-share, and other innovations that are changing how we cycle.
In China, Bike-Sharing on a Big Scale In China, Bike-Sharing on a Big Scale
by Jennifer Kaye
Hangzhou, China: 7 million people. 50,000 public bikes. 240,000 trips a day. The largest public cycling system on Earth.
Pittsburgh Rides it Forward Pittsburgh Rides it Forward
by Kate Malongowski
Get a bike, fix a bike, give a bike—how a local collective spreads the love of cycling.
Dutch School Bus is a Bicycle Built for Ten Dutch School Bus is a Bicycle Built for Ten
by Kate Malongowski
An eco-friendly bicycle bus harnesses the pedal power of kids.
Jason F. McLennan: Bringing Buildings to Life Jason F. McLennan: Bringing Buildings to Life
by Kim Eckart
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Designing the world’s greenest building standards.
A Vending Machine—for Bikes A Vending Machine—for Bikes
by Jennifer Kaye
In Minneapolis, two entrepreneurs invented a new way of bringing bike-repair tools to cyclists on the road.
Green Jobs Calling Green Jobs Calling
by Madeline Ostrander
The citizens of two cities are finding the customers, finances, and skills to put together green jobs.
Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It
by Susan Arterian Chang
How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
The Carbon-Neutral City The Carbon-Neutral City
by Richard Conlin
“Seattle becomes one of the first city governments in the world to declare that the goal of being carbon neutral is desirable, realistic, and attainable.”
Four Reasons We Need Less Gas Four Reasons We Need Less Gas
by Lester Brown
These days, Americans are driving less. What that means for the future of our oil dependence.
Can Households Help Create a Carbon Neutral City? Can Households Help Create a Carbon Neutral City?
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle’s quest for carbon neutrality, what role do personal actions play?
Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town
by Jay Walljasper
How snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland for the title of best bike city in America.
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