Return To Car Use Neither Healthy Nor Sustainable, Says United Nations

To meet international climate change obligations, governments will instead have to fund and promote “more environmentally sound, healthy ‎and sustainable” forms of mobility, “particularly bicycle use.”   Source: Return To Car Use Neither Healthy Nor Sustainable, Says United Nations

Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

How will cities carefully emerge from their coronavirus quarantines once lockdown measures are relaxed? That question might seem premature in the U.S., but in places where the virus struck earlier, cities are working out strategies for a return to something approaching normal urban life. Source: Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say

By Ian Morse For the first time last August, indigenous groups felt the global community was taking seriously their potential contributions to climate crisis policy. Indigenous peoples have long been labeled among the “most vulnerable” to climate impacts, but considering the local knowledge accumulated over millennia was another question, scientists and native groups have saidContinue reading “Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say”

London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL

Mayor and agency planning fast-track new cycle routes and wider pavements Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Cycling in London could increase tenfold and pavements could be widened to allow for physical distancing and queueing outside shops, under plans to overhaul the capital’s streets post-lockdown. Source: London cycling could increase tenfold afterContinue reading “London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL”

This is climate tech

Heather Clancy Wed, 04/22/2020 – 01:50 Since mid-March, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic infected certain sectors of the U.S. economy, more than 200 U.S. startups have cut thousands of jobs . While they’re not immune to the forthcoming fiscal challenges, entrepreneurs developing solutions for addressing climate change — from agtech to decarbonizationContinue reading “This is climate tech”

Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

Last year, the fiscal management control board of MBTA, Boston’s regional transit agency, faced a critical decision. With area commuters enduring the worst car traffic in the United States, would the board greenlight a multi-billion-dollar revamp of its traditional commuter rail network, expanding it to offer bi-directional “regional rail” service every 15 minutes? Source: WillContinue reading “Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?”

Paris Has a Plan to Keep Cars Out After Lockdown

Returning to a Paris dominated by cars after lockdown ends is “out of the question,” according to the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo. Speaking Tuesday at a special session of the Paris City Council on transitioning after France’s national lockdown eases on May 11, Hidalgo was emphatic about maintaining the anti-pollution and anti-congestion measures introduced duringContinue reading “Paris Has a Plan to Keep Cars Out After Lockdown”