I've traveled through Paris via bicycle, public transportation and even the occasional car. So when I saw Xiaoji Chen's original maps of the city, I didn't see them as distorted- they made perfect sense. Chen's maps
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Though bad driver behavior in Vilnius, Lithuania, hasn't quite reached Moscow-like levels yet, Mayor Arturas Zuokas had gotten sick and tired of cars parking illegally in the capital's bike lanes. While other city officials
Plenty of the world's cities are known for their congested roads and insane traffic jams -- Beijing, New Delhi, Mexico City, and Istanbul all come readily to mind. But in Moscow, elites are taking their desire to avoid traffic to deadly extremes.
With the ongoing news of rising gas prices in the US--even if they still are half that of Europe--and the shocking stat that the average American works two hours a day just to afford their car, here's a rather
For the last two years, the petrol-powered ProDakar McRae Buggy 4x2, the work of an Anglo-Dutch team headed by rally car driver Alister McRae, has successfully finished on the Dakar Rally, perhaps the world's
At TreeHugger we totally dig examples of real world low carbon living solutions. While visiting the One Tonne Life project in Stockholm earlier this year, we saw how brands like Volvo, Siemens + Vattenfall are collaborating to
Fiat is a big proponent of eco-driving, claiming it could be a great and inexpensive way to reduce carbon emissions from transport. Riding a bike would be an even better way, but while we wait for more people to decide
Since cars and parking lots are not going to disappear, let's appreciate the good ones. In South Beach, Miami, they have parking garages that are architectural and green. They are low-rise, well-designed, hold lots of cars and they
Germans rate respect for having a national identity as eco-conscious people. Should it therefore come as a surprise that Germans are not embracing the advent of E10, a 10% ethanol-gasoline mixture, which has
If the duration of the useful life of a product contributes significantly to a reduced ecological footprint, then the VW Bus is the model of sustainability. If the hours of joy accumulated by the people that spent time in a vehicle is a
Last month I was lucky enough to visit the One Tonne Life project in Stockholm to meet the Lindell family, who've embarked on a low carbon lifestyle experiment to radically reduce their carbon footprints from an average of