Hundreds of EV chargers installed at new housing development

Air Quality News Over one hundred electric vehicle (EV) chargers have been installed at one of Swindon’s largest housing developments. The EV chargers have been installed alongside resident parking bays at Wichelstowe, a residential development on the southern edge of Swindon. Environmental sustainability is a core commitment to this new development, which has been a […]

EV charging by Canadian drivers surges in post-lockdown rebound

After a widespread dip in public-charging activity due to COVID-19, Canadian network operators say usage is now returning to pre-pandemic levels Newly released data suggest that electric vehicle drivers in Canada are returning to their cars and to the roads. As much of the country embraces the new normal of life post-lockdown, activity at public […]

Canada Backs Active Transport as COVID Response

Streets Blog The Canadian federal government has announced a potentially transformative new policy that will give its provinces a total of $3.3 billion to build bikeways, walkways, standalone transit projects, and other essential infrastructure during the pandemic — and cutting red tape so communities can access that money now, while COVID-19 is still creating unprecedented […]

London ULEZ expansion moves forward

Air Quality News Transport for London (TfL) has secured a further 750 cameras for the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ currently covers the same areas as the Congestion Charge Zone, but thanks to the new cameras the zone will now be expanded up to the North and South Circular in […]

Should consumers choosing badly lose their authority over privacy?

American Enterprise Institute It is easy to argue that consumers make bad choices when it comes to privacy. But is that reason to strip them of their authority over their privacy? A recent privacy panel suggested that the answer, for some, is yes. Considering the values at stake in privacy debates, I think it would […]

Do E-Scooters Need A Long-Term Lease Option?

Streets Blog A new micromobility company is betting that COVID-wary travelers will pay more to rent their own personal e-scooter by the month rather than sharing dockless scooters with strangers and paying by the trip. But low-income riders will probably be left out of the fun. Starting today, high-end electric scooter company Unagi will allow […]

From diesel to ZEVs: how electric bus conversions could bring new life to transit fleets

A new service from bus repair specialist MTB Transit Solutions promises transit agencies a speedy, affordable path to electrification for midlife diesel buses Despite the increasing number of zero-emission vehicles purchased by Canadian municipalities, the vast majority of buses on Canadian roads are powered by diesel — and transportation still represents one-quarter of Canada’s greenhouse […]

£2.5m to improve cycling and walking infrastructure in West Yorkshire

Air Quality News West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured £2.5m worth of funding to improve cycling and walking infrastructure across the region.  In partnership with local authorities, the combined authority will deliver a wide-ranging programme to trial new walking and cycling measures. The measures will include protected cycle lanes along key routes into towns and […]

Lack of Public Data Hampers COVID-19 Fight

This story originally appeared on Stateline. Ali Mokdad, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington, has been trying to make sense of this summer’s COVID-19 surge. He says he can theorize only in a general way about why the virus spread and what to do about it. “Yes, the new cases appear to be mainly […]

The power of water

Circular Economy on Medium Circular economy for our most useful resource By Nick Jeffries and Tansy Fall Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash Water is a vital resource that has fuelled human progress. It transports solids, dissolves minerals, chemicals and nutrients, and […]