Transportation

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Pedestrian streets: The scalability of Strøget
Pedestrian streets: The scalability of Strøget
Middlebury College
In central Copenhagen, a major thoroughfare named Strøget (pronounced ‘Stroll’) was converted to a pedestrian plaza in 1962, creating one of the world’s longest solely pedestrian shopping streets.
This provides an alternate form of cheap transportation.
This provides an alternate form of cheap transportation.
George Washington University
Instead of calling a cab or Uber to go a mile and a half, it is much cheaper and environmentally-friendly to rent a bike right off the street to get there. You save money, prevent air pollution, and experience the city like never before.
Proterra is revolutionizing the transportation industry.
Proterra is revolutionizing the transportation industry.
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Proterra, an innovative transportation company based out of Silicon Valley, has created electric buses in hopes of making even public transportation a zero-emission industry.
How Madrid is fighting car pollution?
How Madrid is fighting car pollution?
George Washington University
A new policy implemented by Madrid, Spain to combat air pollution received mixed results and was very controversial.
Anahi Hurtado Bike-Sharing Video
Anahi Hurtado Bike-Sharing Video
George Washington University
Bike-sharing is a great idea that is not being used enough.
George Washington
In a rapidly changing world, businesses must regularly measure risks and opportunities as they strive to maintain a competitive edge. Luckily, this indicates more focus on the environment and sustainable growth.
Bike bridge in Copenhagen's city center

A bike bridge in Copenhagen's city center. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sewanee: University of the South
More than 60% of all people who live and work in Copenhagen commute by bicycle everyday. Here are 10 ways Copenhagen does biking right.
Mobility: How Will We Get Around Our Future Cities?
Mobility: How Will We Get Around Our Future Cities?
Planet Forward
The panel explored current technologies and transportation options, including car shares, as well as what impact our transportation decisions and dollars today will have on our future cities.
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Driverless Cars are the Future of Sustainable Commuting
Planet Forward
What do the experts think about the cities of the future — and how will we manage to grow these urban centers sustainably?  We tracked them down at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities and asked them for you.
Johns Hopkins University
Many senior citizens still want to maintain an active and social lifestyle, but are no longer able to get around as easily as they once did.

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