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Plunger-Protected Bike Lanes #Winning

In many cities, concern for bicycle infrastructure is improving. (That’s in spite of distressing political moves to eliminate healthful, people-friendly, air-friendly transportation options such as bicycling.) In other cities, it is more difficult to change those settings due to to the car-centric mindset of the residents and policymakers there. However, promoting change with inexpensive, innovative barriers has helped a few cities to shift toward two-wheeled, pedal-powered transport. Here are two examples of such an approach, followed by an explanation:

Keystone XL Bill Passes Senate

The bitterly controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill has just come one step closer to becoming law. The Republican-led US Senate passed an $8 billion bill an hour ago (Thursday afternoon, January 29) to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. As you may know, CleanTechnica has been covering this story … [continued]

Midwest Solar Market: Hot or Not?

As much as 67 gigawatts of distributed solar power could be installed in the Midwest at prices competitive with utility retail rates by 2022, without subsidies. It’s enough solar to meet 5-10% or more of the region’s electricity demand. But the growth of solar energy in the Midwest has lagged … [continued]

National Bike Challenge Ends with 30K Riders Going 12 Million Miles

  The 2012 National Bike Challenge came to an end August 31, with a whopping 30,000 riders pedaling 12 million miles over four months. The Challenge, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, League of American Bicyclists, Endomondo, and Bikes Belong, included some lighthearted online competition between states, communities, universities, workplaces, and individual … [continued]