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Published on July 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Clean Transportation News {Weekly Round-Up}

July 21st, 2011 by  

Some top clean transportation news of the week, other than what we’ve covered….

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Electric Vehicles

  1. Ikea to Host ECOtality’s Charging Stations [Gas2]
  2. Mitsubishi Launches Solar-Powered EV Quick Charge Station [Crisp Green]
  3. 2012 Nissan Leaf Price Jumps $2,420, Adds More Standard Features [Gas2]
  4. Electric Rescue Rover a Green Dream Concept [Gas2]
  5. A GPS System with the EV Driver in Mind [Gas2]
  6. AAA mobile chargers tackle EV range anxiety [cnet]
  7. Sony to Enter EV Battery Market [greentech media]
  8. By the numbers: The top eco car [cnet]

Other Car (or No-car) Stories

  1. Car Makers Oppose Fuel Standards that Would Save Consumers $150 Billion [Think Progress]
  2. Santa Monica: Plan to Have ‘No Net New Car Trips’ [The Planning Report]
  3. Car2Go ups car-sharing ante by going all-electric [cnet]
  4. The Daily Dig: Los Angeles Survives Carmageddon Weekend [The Infrastructurist]
  5. Peak Car Use? [Fast Company]
  6. What Would Los Angeles Look Like Without Cars? [TheCityFix]

Mass Transit

  1. What Happens When you Put a Coffee Table at a Bus Stop? [GOOD]
  2. A More Entertaining Transit Hub [The Boston Globe]

Transportation Bill

  1. Senate Leaders Vow to “Marry” Competing Infrastructure Bank Proposals [StreetsBlog DC]
  2. Senate releases transportation bill outline [League of American Bicyclists]


  1. Transforming Parking into TOD at a Long Island Train Station [Planetizen]
  2. The Public Interest and Private-Sector Involvement in High-Speed Rail [StreetsBlog DC]
  3. City Gateway Redesign in Philadelphia Near Train Station []
  4. House Votes to Strip High-Speed Rail Funding [StreetsBlog DC]
  5. Rail-Wary FL Gov. Scott Threw Caution to the Wind in Supporting SunRail [StreetsBlog DC]


  1. 1 Car = 10 Bicycles [TheCityFix]
  2. Velomobile Burns Calories Not Gas, Secure Like a Car (VIDEO) [Huffington Post]

Boats & Planes

  1. WWF catamaran sails of with the sun [WWF]
  2. Lufthansa’s biofuel trial takes to the air with first commercial flight [Business Green]

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