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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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Ditch Your Car Step 1: Move to a Mixed Use Neighborhood | Sustainable Cities Collective

Ditch Your Car Step 1: Move to a Mixed Use Neighborhood | Sustainable Cities Collective | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

New research from Southern California has found that residents of neighborhoods with a central core of shops and services – a pattern typically found in older, traditional communities – walk nearly three times more often than do residents of neighborhoods whose nearest shops and services lie along a major arterial roadway – a pattern typically found in newer suburban development. Residents of traditionally styled and centered neighborhoods also drive less than their counterparts residing in the newer pattern.

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RelayRides - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Carsharing

RelayRides - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Carsharing | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Check out RelayRides, the greatest new way to get around town! If you need a car, you can borrow one from your neighbor’s - prices start at just $5/hr and include gas, insurance, and no late fees.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Going Mainstream - Environment - GOOD

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Going Mainstream - Environment - GOOD | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Governments and manufacturers have taken a Field of Dreams approach to charging infrastructure, with stations everywhere from IKEA to Cracker Barrel.
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Goodbye, Sidewalks: London Planners Break Down Boundaries Between Cars and Pedestrians - Cities - GOOD

Goodbye, Sidewalks: London Planners Break Down Boundaries Between Cars and Pedestrians - Cities - GOOD | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Londoners learn how to share the street without barriers to keep vehicles and pedestrians apart.
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How Germany Became Europe’s Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking

How Germany Became Europe’s Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

"Unlike many of its European neighbors, Germany has emerged from the recent recession with a robust economy, thanks in large part to flourishing exports. Germany has a dominant market share in various green technologies as well as a substantial part of its workforce employed in the environmental sector.2 Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions have fallen in absolute terms, effectively decoupling economic growth from Germany’s environmental footprint."

 

Must-read article for all those who wonder how Germany has become the economic engine of Europe (and unfortunately also its paymaster).


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How to boost biking and walking even further in your city

How to boost biking and walking even further in your city | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The pronounced rise of two-wheel and two-feet travel between 2010 and 2011 is attributable in part to an array of street improvements—including more bike lanes and special bicycle-and-pedestrian boulevards—installed around town in the past year as part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Project.

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A view from the cycle path: How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

A view from the cycle path: How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.

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Oregon Manifest 2011 Constructors' Show

Bikes are in our future, and all of us in transportation cycling want them to be up to the task of taking us where we want to go. On the one hand, really any old bike will do - you don't need much more to go to the corner store than wheels, chain, seat, frame and steering, and a beat-up BMX does the job just fine. (via Treehugger)

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A car running on compressed air

A car running on compressed air | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Not even hot air. In this environmentally responsible day and age, unheated air will suffice to propel this car. Toyota Industries Corporation (not Toyota (A Marketer’s Dream: A Car That Runs On Hot Air: Not even hot air.

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NACTO’s New Urban Bikeway Design Guide

NACTO’s New Urban Bikeway Design Guide | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

In an effort to create Complete Streets that are also safer for bicyclists, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced the release of a new Urban Design Bikeway Guide last week. At the report launch, Janette Sadik-Khan, NACTO president and NYC Transportation Commissioner, Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer all emphasized that smart bicycle infrastructure design can not only make roadways safer for all, but can also boost economic growth.


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