Elon Musk’s Underground Highway Is Now a Reality and It’s Going to Change the Way You Commute

The Startup – Medium A couple of days ago, the city of Las Vegas gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company the green light to begin the expansion of their underground highway system called “The Loop.” Musk and his team have ambitious plans for The Loop. Not only does Musk see it as the future of urban […]

Open-Source Project Aims to Broaden Access to Early Alerts for Earthquakes 

routefifty.com https://cdn.routefifty.com/media/img/upload/2020/08/15/earthquake/large.jpg A strategic new initiative will open source and deploy internet of things-based earthquake early-warning systems to bolster the safety and preparedness of people in seismically-active communities across the world—and beyond the scant places that currently leverage such alarm-producing tools. Through the OpenEEW project from earthquake-sensing startup Grillo and launched with support from IBM, […]

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 […]

How to Scale Innovative Financing Solutions for Green Infrastructure

As an outdoor enthusiast, I’ve always been fascinated by Central Park in New York; the feeling one gets in the middle of the park when all urban chaos disappears and the array of outdoor activities it offers make it a truly unique place. That is the true magic of ‘green infrastructure,’ a broad term used […]

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 […]