Ways to boost fuel economy
This list neglects the most obvious way to boost fuel economy: if you can't stop driving, then minimize the amount you drive as much possible by taking public transportation, walking, and biking.
Closing on Broadway: Two Traffic Lanes
In a surprising reshaping of the urban landscape, the city is creating a public esplanade along a portion of one of its most prominent streets, Broadway in Midtown, setting aside the east side of the roadway for a bicycle lane and a pedestrian walkway with cafe tables, chairs, umbrellas and flower-filled planters.
By Helen Chernikoff
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Ever since the rise of the automobile in the 1950s, the American Dream has featured a home in the suburbs and two cars in the garage. ...Aimee Allison interviews a proponent and an opponent of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plans for Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California on Friday, July 11, 2008