Save the world, take the subway →
We just came out with our “carbon report” for 2012 last Sunday Earthday. Turns out every ride that you take on the MTA, helps avoid 10.5 pounds (about 4.5 kgs) of carbon dioxide emissions. Thats a lot. An average week’s worth of rides (about 21) can save the carbon footprint of an iPad. Production, transportation, life-time use. Everything. PS: The title of this post links to...
Coast to coast on public transportation
So I walked from my home on 123rd and Lennox, to the M60 Stop on 125th. Took a United flight to PDX via ORD, flying over Mt. Hood Then walked to the Portland TriMet’s MAX light rail station. Rode the train across the beautiful old bridge across the Willamette. The Portland State University area, where the hotel is located. A beautiful model of “complete streets”.
Transit+bikeped makes our streets safer →
Every city has at least a few streets where you won’t feel completely safe from crime. This might be due to several factors, such as the time of day, who you’re with or the reputation of the area. Research has shown that ‘fear of crime’ affects urban walkability, but now a new project has shown that the reverse may also be true: that improving the walkability of a street can reduce the number...