Friday, July 11, 2008

We struggle with rising gas prices

Speier seeks national speed limit to save gas

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

Published: July 11, 2008

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.

Suburbs feeling the pinch

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

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