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Discussions Discussion green transportation
Elena S-usa, Nov. 13, 2012

Hello again. My name is Elena and I live in the fairly urban city of Houston, Texas. I like to use my bicycle as transportation, but when there is no sidewalk commute can be a bit dangerous. I feel like biking lanes on our highways and roads are a great solution. In addition to reducing carbon emissions bike lanes would decrease traffic on roads. It would definitely be a time consuming and expensive process, but I think in the end it would pay off. When I calculated my carbon footprint I was shocked to find out that the average Texan’s transportation footprint is 6387kg. Maybe if we invested in bike lanes we could change that. What do you all think about instituting bicycling lanes?

Elena S-usa
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Discussions Discussion Sustainable city
Althea B, May 4, 2012

Hello! In my city, there are bike lanes in the roads and some bike paths to make it safer for people who want to travel that way. Just think if there were an equal amount of bike paths to roads! Do you think this would help people realise that there are other commuting options that don’t emit carbon into our atmospere?

Althea B
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  • Anton Eckerbom Anton Eckerbom Oct. 2, 2012
    Bike lanes are for sure a great suggestion and in Sweden that exists in the whole country. As a result of this, the amount of people who take the bike to work is increasing whilst the car travellers are decreasing. This could also be a result of what we call “congestion tax”. This is a sort of camera tollgate which takes a sum every time you enter the core city. This has decreased the amount of cars and increased the amount of bikers and people taking the bus or the metro, but lately travelling with metro or bus has become so expensive that even more take their bikes! :D
  • Emily F-United States Emily F-United States Oct. 5, 2012
    Wow, the “congestion tax” sounds like a very interesting program. Penalizing people for overusing their car may significantly reduce traffic and emissions. However, to make this program even more effective, how about using the collected money to give incentive to non-emission vehicles, such as bicycles? For example, subsidizing bike share companies like those in Portland Oregon, Montreal, or Stockholm.
  • Anton Eckerbom Anton Eckerbom Oct. 5, 2012
    Indeed, hopefully the government feels so too! I think they reinvest the money into that but you can never be sure w/ politics :)
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Discussions Discussion Sustainable city
srini n, Feb. 22, 2012

A recent poll from Ipsos/Reuters shows the extent of workplace evolution as well as the fallout of globalization. Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) of the over 11,000 users from 24 countries polled online indicated that they work exclusively and/or consistently from home. Telecommuting is most popular in regions with emerging markets, such as Asia-Pacific (24%), the Middle East and Africa (27%), and Latin America (25%), while North America and Europe (both at 9%) lag significantly behind.

But the winner is India with 82% telecommuting at least once a week and 57% working remotely on a routine basis. Compare this to the U.S. where 26% are working remotely at least once a week with only 10% respondents doing so consistently.”

http://singularityhub.com/2012/02/21/u-s-being-left-in-the-dust-of-the-global-telecommuting-revolution/?utm_source=Singularity Hub Daily Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5cbc49a775-RSS_EMAIL_C
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Jason Hodin, Jan. 27, 2011

We’ve hit “Peak Travel!” Yay!

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/01/study-suggests-weve-hit-peak-travel/
Jason Hodin
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