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Car-free Sundays are the norm in Colombia's capital city, Bogot

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what was once a congested intersection, it’s likely to become one of your favorite traditions. For 45 years, the Colombian city of Bogotá has closed its major roads for Ciclovía, a weekly event where cyclists and p...
Tags: Design, France, La, Features, Colombia, Public Health, Bicycles, South Africa, Cycling, Bicycle, Cape Town, Community, Vox, National Geographic, Bogota, Green Transportation


Greenhouse gas emissions rose during 2018 after three year decline

After a solid decline for the past three years, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States rose in 2018. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), power generation, natural gas and oil consumption resulted in an emissions increase of 3.4 percent, marking the second largest annual gain since 1996. The only year that emissions increased at a more significant rate was 2010, when emissions went up 3.6 percent after a huge recession-driven decline the year before. ...
Tags: Energy, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Fuel, United States, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2018, Natural Gas, Co2, Greenhouse Gas, Diesel


Pizza Hut unveils a zero-emissions delivery truck that makes pizzas on the go

Pizza Hut and Toyota have teamed up to bring fresh, piping hot pizza to your doorstep with the help of a roaming pizza machine. The Toyota Tundra PIE Pro is a full-size pickup truck with a complete pizza making factory in the back that is entirely operated by computer-guided robotic arms. Not only does the next generation of pizza delivery get the pizzas made and delivered in the blink of an eye, but the delivery trucks are also zero emissions. The incredible design, which was unveiled at Toyot...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Pizza Hut, Toyota, Food Trucks, Green Vehicles, Green Design, Green Transportation, Green Car, Eat & Drink, Zero-emissions, SEMA, Radley, Zero Emissions Vehicles, Marianne Radley


Germany premieres the first hydrogen-powered train in the world

At last, the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains have made their global debut in the northern countryside of Germany. As of Monday, two Coradia iLint locomotives have been transporting passengers back and forth to the towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude, just west of Hamburg. The efficient trains were produced by French transportation engineers at Alstom, the same manufacturers who amazed the world in the early 1980s with the world-record-setting bullet train. While the...
Tags: Design, News, France, Germany, Trains, Environment, Ecotourism, Canada, Energy Efficiency, Commuting, Clean Energy, Hydrogen power, Hamburg, Green Transportation, Eco Travel, Carbon-neutral


We love electric scooters but is the Bird trend actually bad for the environment?

The debut of electric scooter programs in cities such as Austin, Washington D.C. and San Diego has been making headlines with promises of cleaner air, but is this really the case? Between LimeBike, Waybots, Spin and Bird, which has been newly introduced to the Los Angeles area, there is a plethora of companies jumping on the trend of promoting eco-friendly scooters to city planners and residents. With public transportation methods significantly improving in environmental efficiency — and the ma...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Design, Environment, Cars, Los Angeles, Features, Austin, Paris, Innovation, San Diego, Carbon Emissions, Urban Planning, Bird, Carbon Footprint, Public Transportation, Electric Scooters


Striking, solar-powered LA roundabout manages stormwater runoff with art

Public art and stormwater management go hand-in-hand in the Riverside Roundabout, an intersection that’s far more functional and eye-catching than your average traffic circle. Designed by local art studio Greenmeme, the Riverside Roundabout is the “first modern roundabout in Los Angeles” that doubles as a stormwater detention landscape vegetated with native, water-wise plants that also help fight air pollution. Powered with solar energy, the bio-retention installation is also marked with giant ...
Tags: Art, Design, California, La, Los Angeles, Traffic, Gallery, Solar Energy, Public Art, Carousel Showcase, Parks / Wildlife, Green Transportation, Roundabout, CNC, Native Plants, Riverside Drive


UNStudio designs future-proof cable car for Amsterdam

Amsterdam residents and visitors alike may soon see the city from sweeping new heights. Dutch architectural practice UNStudio has unveiled designs for the IJbaan Cable Car, a “future-proof” public transit system connecting Amsterdam West with Amsterdam Noord / NDSM. The cable car will span a little less than a mile (1 1/2 kilometers) and can be easily expanded in the future if needed. The IJBaan Cable Car was commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation (Stichting IJbaan), a grassroots citizens’ mov...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, North, Cable Car, Public Transportation, South, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Unesco World Heritage, Amsterdam Noord, Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, Electric Transportation


UPS just unveiled a fleet of adorable electric trucks for London and Paris

The streets of Paris and London are about to get a whole lot cuter — and more eco-friendly — because UPS is deploying adorable electric trucks that look like something straight out of a cartoon. The mail carrier is teaming up with ARRIVAL to launch a state-of-the-art fleet of 35 zero emission electric vehicles. The lightweight, composite vehicles have a range of 150 miles, and each truck includes driver-assist technology that will help keep the roads safer. [email protected] revs up latest London & Paris E...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, UPS, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Paris, Carbon Emissions, Electric Cars, Alternative Energy, Green Transportation, London Paris, Luke Wake, Arrival, Electric trucks


Escapods rugged Topo trailer lets you live off-grid in any environment

Taking your adventure off-road—and even off-grid—is now easier than ever thanks to the all-terrain Topo trailer. Escapod recently launched the off-road-specific teardrop trailer, which clocks in at 1,200 pounds dry weight and is crafted from the ground up in Warship, Utah. The Topo features a minimalist and stylish weatherproof build with a hand-welded, powder-coated steel tube frame and lightweight aluminum cladding. Built to last, the four-season Topo is constructed from a durable pressure-...
Tags: Utah, Design, Camping, Trailer, Gallery, Camper, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Tiny Homes, Off-grid, Goodyear, Travel Trailer, Off Road, Topo, Mickey Thompson, Off-roading


This zero-emissions flying water car lets you ditch traffic and sail to work

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, wishing you had a faster way to get to your destination? Then check this out: The Bubble is a flying water car that can get you out of rush hour and onto a river, sea or lake for your commute. The water taxi, made by French company SeaBubbles, is silent, emits zero emissions and glides through the water without creating waves. The company tested its latest prototype on a lake in Geneva last month and is currently conducting a five-week trial in Paris.  Sea...
Tags: Design, News, Renewable Energy, Paris, Dubai, Geneva, Bubble, Electric Car, Green Transportation, Autonomous Car, Zero-emissions, Dubai Marina, SeaBubble, SeaBubbles, Water Transportation, Bubble water taxi


Lyft is making all their rides carbon neutral

If you use ride-sharing services but still worry about their impact on the environment, Lyft has got you covered. The company has just announced that it will invest millions of dollars to offset its carbon emissions. Co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green said in a blog post that the ridesharing company will become “one of the world’s largest voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets” as they make all their trips carbon neutral from now on. According to Zimmer and Green, while all cars will be cl...
Tags: Lyft, Design, News, New York City, Earth, Green, United States, Vw, Carbon Emissions, Rideshare, Carbon Offsets, Michael Bloomberg, Carbon Offsetting, Zimmer, Ridesharing, Logan Green


Airstream launches its first-ever fiberglass camper for under $50K

The makers of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer just launched their highly anticipated Nest travel trailer – and it’s unlike any Airstream you’ve ever seen before. Designed as a home away from home, the Nest is big on comfort and amenities but also resilient and easy to tow — making it the ideal adventure camper. Airstream’s newest trailer also marks the company’s first departure from aluminum for the world of lightweight fiberglass – and it’s available starting at $45,000. Nest offer...
Tags: Travel, Design, Trailer, Gallery, Nest, Caravan, Camper, Carousel Showcase, Transforming Furniture, Green Transportation, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Minimalist Design, Airstream, Mobile Homes, Galley Kitchen


Airbus is putting spacious sleeping pods in airplane cargo holds

Finally, airlines have found a way to give you more space to stretch out on flights, but there’s one catch: you have to travel in the cargo hold. Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace are teaming up to create modular sleeping compartments with all the luxuries of old-time train travel. By 2020, planes will be able to swap out the cargo area for luxury sleeper pods during long-haul flights, giving passengers a chance to arrive at their destination without feeling like they’ve been crowbarred into a sardin...
Tags: Travel, Design, News, Innovation, Airbus, Zodiac Aerospace, Green Transportation, Modular Design, Airbus A330, Airbus pods, Airbus modular pods, Airbus cargo pods, Airbus luxury travel


Are electric bikes the future of transportation? We tested one to find out

At first glance, it might seem like the standard bicycle doesn’t have much you could improve on. It gets you to your destination faster, provides a great workout, and doesn’t pollute the air. And, of course, once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. However, in sprawling modern day cities—Los Angeles, we’re looking at you—bikes are sometimes less than ideal as a form of transportation. Cyclists can certainly brave the crowded streets and longer commutes, but they’re far more likely t...
Tags: Design, La, Los Angeles, Gallery, Innovation, Copenhagen, Electric, Faraday, Green Transportation, Inhabitat, El Segundo, Angela Molina, Kimberly Keller


Elon Musk says trips to Mars coming as soon as next year

Elon Musk predicts that his company SpaceX will be capable of operating a full mission to Mars – from launch to landing and back again – as soon as 2019. “I think we’ll be able to do short flights, up and down flights, some time in the first half of next year,” said Musk at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. While Musk’s deadline may seem a bit optimistic, his urgency seems to be guided by pessimism regarding Earth’s future. “There’s likely to be another dark ages… partic...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Design, News, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Space Travel, Ai, Space Flight, Mars, South, Musk, Sxsw, Green Transportation, Austin Texas, DepositPhotos


Rome is banning all oil-burning cars by 2024

Rome is jumping on the diesel-banning bandwagon – the city just announced plans to ban oil-burning cars within the city by 2024. That’s huge news, because roughly two-thirds of new cars sold last year in Italy were diesel, and Rome has struggled with poor air quality. The news comes on the heels of a court case in Germany that enabled cities to ban diesel vehicles. Rome is one of the most congested cities in Europe due to a constant stream of tourists on decidedly un-modern streets. Rome also ...
Tags: Europe, Design, News, Germany, Rome, Policy, Air Pollution, Italy, Air Quality, Green Transportation, Virginia Raggi, Diesel Ban, Rome traffic, Rome air pollution, Rome diesel ban, Rome car ban


Boeing's new hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

Boeing has developed a hypersonic plane that is faster than a speeding bullet. So fast, in fact, that it could circle the globe in just three hours, according to the manufacturer. The plane is designed to use its own shockwaves to increase its speed, and it could herald an entirely new era of flight. The plane was revealed last month, though we are just now getting real details about what it is like. The hypersonic plane is a ‘waverider’ style, which means that it uses the shock waves it creat...
Tags: Design, News, Drone, Atlantic, Innovation, Concorde, Lockheed Martin, Supersonic, Pacific, Boeing, Supersonic Flight, Green Transportation, Hypersonic, Sr-72, Son Of Blackbird, Fastest Plane


Former Angry Bird marketing guru wants to build a $15 billion underwater tunnel

Peter Vesterbacka, the former marketing chief for the smash hit mobile game Angry Birds, has embraced a new challenge: the construction of an 80-mile-long tunnel between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. This tunnel would facilitate a high-speed rail connection between the capital of Finland, an artificial island in the Baltic Sea that Vesterbacka plans on building, and the capital of Estonia. “Digging is just a few billion [euros],” Vesterbacka told Buzzfeed News. “Let’s say $15 billion ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, News, Infrastructure, Train, Urban Design, Finland, Railway, Estonia, Baltic Sea, Public Transportation, Angry Birds, Helsinki, Tallinn, Green Transportation


Oiio Oto transportation pods that climb buildings - the solution to LA traffic?

Oiio’s ingenous Oto pods are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The bubble-like cabins sit on a swappable wheelbase that can follow roads or climb up buildings to help people get around Los Angeles. The see-through autonomous pods could someday be part of the solution to addressing the city’s notorious congestion and air pollution.   The idea behind the pod is that traditional cars take up too many resources for transporting one or two people. Unless your car is packed full, you are driving...
Tags: Design, La, Los Angeles, Artificial Intelligence, Dubai, Ai, La Auto Show, Green Transportation, Automated Cars, OTO, Transport Pods, Oiio Architecture, Oto pod, Transport Cabin, Self Driving Pods, Oiio Oto


Manta5's new electric water bike lets you cycle on rivers and lakes

Forget about biking on boring old roads. New Zealand-based company Manta5 has created a hydrofoil bike that allows cyclists to glide atop water. Equipped with a battery and a quiet 400-watt electric motor, the Hydrofoiler XE-1 is poised to make a splash in the cycling world. Guy Howard-Willis glimpsed New Zealand’s coastline and waterways while riding his bike, and he dreamed of cycling right on the water. He met cycling enthusiast and bike designer Roland Alonzo and they set to work developin...
Tags: Design, Bicycles, Gallery, Hydrofoil, New Zealand, Green Transportation, Water Bike, Hydrofoils, Manta5, Roland Alonzo, Hydrofoil Watercraft, Hydrofoiler XE-1, Hydrofoiler XE-1 by Manta5, Howard Willis


Switzerland just opened the world's steepest funicular railway

The tiny village of Stoos, Switzerland just opened the world’s steepest funicular on Sunday. The new transit line will cover 1,720 meters from a station in the Schwyz-Schlattli valley up to Stoos, which sits at an elevation of 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). While the stretch the train will cover is surely impressive, it’s actually what happens between point A and B that’s the true feat. The funicular will hit a top speed of 10 meters a second to scale an incredible 743 meters (2,438 feet) along gra...
Tags: Design, News, Switzerland, Zurich, Green Transportation, Eco Travel, Eco Tourism, Bern, Lake Lucerne, Stoos, Stoos Switzerland, Funicular, Schwyz-Schlattli valley, Schwyz Schlattli, Ivan Steiner, Guardian Stoos


America's first private high-speed train could take 3 million cars off the roads

America isn’t known for high-speed rail travel. But a new express train project taking off in Florida could shake up that perception. Brightline, owned by Florida East Coast Industries, will be the country’s first private, high-speed rail service, and will allow people to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in half an hour, on trains powered by diesel electric engines. Floridians could soon get around Southeast Florida in around an hour aboard Brightline. The $3 billion project could take up ...
Tags: Florida, Design, News, Trains, America, Train, Washington Dc, Miami, Amtrak, Green Transportation, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, West Palm, High Speed Rail, New York Boston, Brightline


1967 Volkswagen Camper transformed into 'Back to the Future' time machine

As Marty would say, “that’s heavy”. Velocity Motors gave this 1967 VW camper a Back to the Future-inspired renovation that would make Doc Brown proud. Complete with Delorean-esque gull-wing doors and even a Flux Capacitor, the vintage van is currently on sale for $89,995. The exterior of the renovated camper is painted a sleek, muted grey. However, once the gull-wing doors swing upwards, there’s no denying the personality behind the custom makeover. In the front seat, drivers will enjoy a nice...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Gallery, Vw, Nashville, Volkswagen, Green Transportation, Marty, Doc Brown, Car Design, Camper Renovation, Back to the Future VW, Velocity Motorcars, Renovated Vw Campers, Renovated Camper Van, Back To The Future Van


Gangnams answer to Central Park will pop up in the heart of Seoul

Dominique Perrault Architecture has been tapped to design the Gangnam International Transit Center, a gargantuan and nature-filled transit terminal that aims to alleviate congestion in the heart of Seoul. The $1.15 billion project will span 160,000 square meters with six underground floors topped by a 30,000-square-meter public plaza described by the architects as a response to New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park. A crystalline glass roof will bring natural light and air deep into the...
Tags: New York, Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Seoul, Hyde Park, Central Park, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Natural Light, Underground Architecture, MVRDV, Gangnam, Transit Center, Dominique Perrault


Elon Musk shows first glimpse of the Boring Company tunnel beneath LA

Elon Musk just gave us a peek into the future with a new picture of The Boring Company’s tunnel under Los Angeles. He shared the picture snapped recently on social media, and it seems the project started less than a year ago is well underway. In an image that looks straight out of science fiction, Musk shared a glimpse of what The Boring Company has been up to in Los Angeles. They’ve been anything but idle: the startup has built a tunnel for transportation beneath the city notorious for traff...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Design, News, Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Tunnels, Public Transportation, Musk, Green Transportation, Tunnel, Kilian, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company


Aerospace-inspired wonder could be the UK's first double-decker high-speed train

Lucky Brits could soon ride on high-speed trains with luxury jet-like interiors. Taking inspiration from aerospace design, Andreas Vogler Studio and the German Aerospace Center dLR designed and developed the AeroLiner 3000 train, the first double-deck high-speed train for the UK. Conceived with plans of implementation, this innovative and ultra-lightweight design would allow for an increase in capacity of 30% on the British railways’ existing infrastructure—no new railways needed. Winner of th...
Tags: UK, Design, France, Trains, Berlin, Munich, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, German Aerospace Center, High Speed Train, OLEDs, Red Dot Award, Aerospace Design, Double Decker Trains, Doubled Deck Train


Aerospace-inspired high-speed train concept shows off the future of train travel

Lucky Brits could soon ride on high-speed trains with luxury jet-like interiors. Taking inspiration from aerospace design, Andreas Vogler Studio and the German Aerospace Center dLR designed and developed the AeroLiner 3000 train, the first double-deck high-speed train for the UK. Conceived with plans of implementation, this innovative and ultra-lightweight design would allow for an increase in capacity of 30% on the British railways’ existing infrastructure—no new railways needed. Winner of th...
Tags: UK, Design, France, Trains, Berlin, Munich, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, German Aerospace Center, High Speed Train, OLEDs, Red Dot Award, Aerospace Design, Double Decker Trains, Doubled Deck Train


VW is building an electric race car to set a new speed record

Buckle your seat belt! Volkswagen, on a mission to become a top producer of electric vehicles, is proving itself by developing an electric race car which will be entered in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018. If the company is successful, the race will mark the first time in 31 years VW has competed in the hill climb. The race will take place in Colorado Spring, Colorado, and will be held on June 24, 2018. According to The Verge, the hill climb has been held annually since 1916 in...
Tags: Design, News, Colorado, Germany, Vw, Netherlands, Race Car, Volkswagen, Electric, Electric Car, Green Transportation, Green Car, Rocky Mountains, Tesla Model-s, Volkswagen Motorsport, Rhys Millen


Gogoro to launch Smartscooter sharing service in Japan this year

Electric is the future—and Gogoro is paving the way. The innovative electric scooter and battery swapping company just announced plans for expansion in Japan, with their new GoShare Smartscooter sharing service set to launch this year. The news comes hot on the heels of Gogoro’s $300 million in series C funding revealed last week. The new Smartscooter sharing service, called , will begin its pilot launch in the Okinawan island of Ishigaki this year with expansion to other cities in 2018. GoSha...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Design, News, Berlin, Taiwan, Electric Scooter, Taipei, Gogoro, Horace Luke, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Smartscooter, Gogoro Energy Network, Okinawa, Sumitomo


Gogoro to launch new electric Smartscooter share in Japan this year

Electric vehicles are the future — and Gogoro is paving the way. The company behind the innovative battery-swapping Smartscooter just announced plans to launch their new GoShare program in Japan this year. The news comes hot on the heels of Gogoro’s $300 million in series C funding revealed last week. The new Smartscooter sharing service, called , will begin its pilot launch in the Okinawan island of Ishigaki this year with expansion to other cities in 2018. GoShare was created through Gogoro’...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Design, News, Berlin, Taiwan, Electric Scooter, Taipei, Gogoro, Horace Luke, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Smartscooter, Gogoro Energy Network, Okinawa, Sumitomo