Global bike sharing news

I have been blogging here many times over on how biking and bike sharing are great sustainable solutions to fossil fuels depletion, high oil prices, air pollution and traffic congestion. While browsing Cleantechnica in search of great articles to share with you all, I found a blog solely dedicated to bike sharing and the many… Continue reading Global bike sharing news

Hiriko, the folding electric car

Here is a new article I wrote for Cleantechies : ” Cities are facing many problems, including the lack of parking spaces and air pollution. Regular electric vehicles would solve the air pollution issue, but not the parking one.” ” This is probably why the (MIT worked on a folding electric car codenamed CityCar. The… Continue reading Hiriko, the folding electric car

Electric cars batteries’ prices to drop by 2015

Now having to commute by car to get to my new job I can’t wait for having an electric car. But current prices are way to high for me to afford one. Luckily, this might change quite quickly. To AutoBlog Green : ” U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu estimates that plug-in vehicle battery costs will… Continue reading Electric cars batteries’ prices to drop by 2015

An electric car goes 1,600 km on a single charge

Is this the car of tomorrow ? Gas 2.0 published an article on an electric car that did more than 1,600 kilometers (a thousand miles) with a single charge. The top speed was less than 50 kilometers per hour. As they note : ” The record for longest drive ever in a battery-powered vehicle (no… Continue reading An electric car goes 1,600 km on a single charge

Two luminous ideas for bikes (Video)

With the incoming energy scarcity crisis, we are all due to rediscover one way or another the many advantages of biking as fueling our cars will get more and more expansive. Bikes are great, but a tad dangerous when the night comes. Luckily for all the bikers of the night, Treehugger have been publishing an… Continue reading Two luminous ideas for bikes (Video)

Grist : How bicycling will save the economy

While I am a huge supporter of electric cars and mass transportation, I also believe bikes should play a more important role in our lives and cities.  And so does Grist with its great Bikenomics series of three articles. Indeed, cycling allows people to stop buying foreign oil and thus spend their money in local… Continue reading Grist : How bicycling will save the economy

USA unveil $53 billion high speed rail investments

American high speed rail supporters, rejoice ! To Ecogeek : ” Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Obama administration is investing $53 billion in high speed rail development over the next six years.” Yes, you read it right : President Obama is really willing to invest nearly 40 billion euros in high speed rail… Continue reading USA unveil $53 billion high speed rail investments

Famous people who rode bikes

I believe bikes should play a more important role in our daily lives. So when TreeHugger blogs – again as they already wrote a post on a great photo of Albert Einstein riding a bicycle too – I have to share it. On this awesome Tumblr website, you will find photos of people including The… Continue reading Famous people who rode bikes

SNCF, à nous de vous faire préférer le train ?

The French National Railways want us to believe their service is so good you will ditch your car and take only trains. At first I thought so as the SNCF indeed enabled me to avoid a tonne of CO2 emissions in 2008. But between their often prohibitive tariffs and their repetitive and long-lasting strikes I am… Continue reading SNCF, à nous de vous faire préférer le train ?

Bikes are as important as cars

In terms of sustainable transportation, there is nothing better than bikes. Indeed besides being the most energy efficient transport mean it is also good for our environment and health (exercise, reduced air pollution…) Now acknowledging these facts US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging states and transportation agencies to treat “walking and bicycling as equals with other… Continue reading Bikes are as important as cars

Can America end her love affair with cars ?

This was the question I had on my mind as I read that for the first time in 60 years, the US car fleet decreased by four million in 2009. Is this a limited phenomenon or will it continue ? The Earth Policy Insitute believes this trend could last until at least 2020. This makes… Continue reading Can America end her love affair with cars ?

E-bikes : a growing sustainable alternative to cars

We have seen previously that electric cars and vehicles are an interesting alternative to traditional cars with internal combustion engines. But another solution exist : electric bicycles. There are already 65 million e-bikes on Chinese roads and the market size is fastly increasing Such bicycles compete with cars in large cities like Shanghai as they… Continue reading E-bikes : a growing sustainable alternative to cars