transportation planning

Zero-Emission Zones Are Helping Some Cities Fight Pollution

With growing urban populations and increases in cars, trucks and buses, cities are poised to experience more harmful pollution threatening people’s health and livelihoods. But some cities around the world are turning to an emerging solution called zero-emission zones (ZEZs). These are designated small areas of about 1.5 square miles to 11 square miles … [continued]

Bumper-to-bumper traffic jams the I-25 corridor in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.

The Economist Is Wrong to Claim Car-Addicted US Cities Are More Accessible Than Europe’s, Here’s…

“In praise of America’s car addiction – How vehicle-dependence makes the country fairer and more efficient” was a headline in The Economist last November. The opposite is true. Findings, cited by The Economist, as well as from other studies, show the contrary. The Economist concluded that American cities-centres are more accessible than Europe’s. However, … [continued]

Pedestrian/Bicycle Path by Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica

Walkable Neighborhoods & Public Transit Are Part Of The Clean Energy Transition

By expanding renewable power, phasing out fossil fuels, electrifying as much of the economy as possible, and deploying other technologies, the U.S. can achieve its climate goals by 2050 — and a new report from UCS shows how. Transportation is the largest contributor to US global warming emissions, and we have … [continued]

Zero Emissions Zones: A Tool to Target Benefits of Vehicle Electrification to Communities that Need…

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By David Reichmuth and Leslie Aguayo, a Climate Equity Program Manager from The Greenlining Institute Zero-emission vehicle technologies, like battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, are critical to reducing air pollution and climate-changing emissions from transportation. State and federal policies that require and … [continued]