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Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail

With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction.

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    BMW H2R Concept Car

    January 27, 10:49 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    The Ultimate driving machine just got futuristically green. BMW’s H2R concept car is one of a new breed of racecars adapted to run on liquid hydrogen fuel. With a 6.0-liter, V-12 engine, it’s based on the 760i’s gasoline-fueled power-plant and generates

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    Dynamic 'shaft drive' Tempo Bicycle

    January 27, 7:02 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    What at first looks just like a bicycle is something less. Because if you peek closely enough, you’ll see it doesn’t have a chain! And not only that, there is no exposed cluster of gear teeth just waiting to snag your skirt. Or one of those low hanging,

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    Volvo 3CC Concept Car

    January 26, 11:44 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Yes, it’s true that I grew up in New England and thus have a soft spot in my heart for Volvos, but man, these things have come a long way since The Preppy Handbook came out. The company’s 3CC concept car is powered by an 80 kW AC induction motor and has

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    Gore + Aprilia Fuel Cell Bike

    January 25, 10:11 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Designed by WL Gore & Associates (yes, that same company that keeps your ski jacket waterproof with non-biodegrading materials), this fuel cell bicycle, with a frame designed by super-sexy Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia, was presented last week

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    Toyota Eco Buses (Z-Capsule & FCHV-BUS2)

    January 21, 4:35 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    All roads seem to lead to Toyota, when it comes to innovative transport. Personal vehicle use, as in a car, is obviously not as eco-effective as sharing the journey, such as with public transport. Even here Toyota are breaking the mould. Their Z-Capsule

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    MiniCat - air powered car

    January 21, 1:24 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Can you hear the café chatter? "Your fuel cell car runs on hydrogen and emits only water? Oh, Darling, that's so 2004! See my MiniCat over the road there? Air, sweetie. Thats all it needs. And all it emits." What she probably wouldn't tell her

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    London Bicycle (and Rider) Make History

    January 20, 1:29 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    A fantastic story just in from the UK. London’s Transport Museum has recently taken receipt of a bicycle. No ordinary bicycle, though. A FW Evan’s touring racer, owned by William Wagstaff and ridden by him mostly every day. For 73 years! William rode

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    Bigha Bike

    January 18, 2:55 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Remember the the Safe Turn Indicator ? Those LED lights you can wear on your wrists while cycling. Now imagine these were built right into the bike itself. Imagine a bike with its own built-in alarm and head/tail lights. Imagine ..... nah, stop... in a

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    Bikestations: Commuting Facility of the Future

    January 14, 10:13 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Seattle-based firm Place Architecture has come up with a concept for venues called Bikestations that could change the way we think about our commutes—and maybe even getting around in general. Already popular in Europe and Japan, bike stations are

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    Evolution Bike Trailers

    January 14, 8:45 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Of course, having a groovy bike is one thing but transferring all your stuff around from one location to another, can be quite a drag (so to speak). Stepping up to fill that void is the cargo trailer. With a capacity of 24 gallons (90 litres) it will

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    GM Unveils Sequel Fuel Cell SUV

    January 11, 1:16 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Detroit is where it’s at for car industry types, at least until January 23, when the North American International Auto Show ends. (It’s open to the public, fyi.) That’s where, a few days ago, General Motor unveiled its beefiest, newest hydrogen concept

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    In Iceland, Hydrogen-Powered Buses Are Step Toward Oil-Free Economy

    January 10, 10:29 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    From the land of Bjork and Sigur Ros comes yet more novel creativity for the rest of the world to admire and envy: Iceland is also a leader in the quest for energy efficiency. Already, nearly 70 percent of the country’s overall energy requirements are

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    Bike Friday

    January 10, 1:52 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    It's been said that one of the reasons that Apple has been successful for so long, is not simply down to their innovation, but also their fanatically loyal customers. Well, Bike Friday is the Macintosh of the bicycle industry. Their patrons are equally

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    Mantis Electric Bike (or is it a scooter?)

    January 7, 3:46 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Cool looking cruiser, huh?. Might only get you 18 miles (29 km) from home, on a full charge but think of all the heads you’ll turn on the way! Twist the throttle to max and you’ll feel the G’s come into play as you hit a top speed 16mph (26kph). zoom

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    GEM E2 electric car

    January 6, 3:05 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Now, this may not set speed records, like the previous electric vehicles we’ve discussed, such as the Eliica, Tango or the Venturi. But it is pretty cheap and not a prototype, so you can buy one today. Designed for low speed (25mph or 40kph) around-town

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    Car congestion taxes and curfews

    January 5, 2:19 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Wanna drive into some European cities? Betta get yourself a low emission hybrid vehicle. This is the message being sent by municipalities from London to the Italian Alps. For the past couple of years in London, drivers have had to pay a £5 Congestion

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    Safe Turn Indicator

    January 5, 1:47 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    From the country that invented the 'Blackbox' aircraft flight recorder comes a safety device for a more benign form of travel. An automatic turn indicator for cyclists. Riding a bicycle might be good for your health and that of the planet but at times

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    Hokey Spokes LED Bike Lights

    January 3, 12:40 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Alright, alright already. We give in. After touting Michael Kertesz's Spoke n'Wheels project for the Tisch School, we got like a bazillion tipsters telling us that Hokey Spokes exist. Yes, we know: They are very, very cool, and do indeed do the trick.

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