If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike from your grid-based electrical outlet may be better for the environment.
Thanks to battery-assisted e-bikes, increased bike lane infrastructure and apps to help direct cyclists to safer, faster biking routes, commuting via bicycle is more popular than ever in the United States.
We waste lots of time and fuel and emit lots of greenhouse gases when we are behind the wheel circling around and around the block looking for parking…
EarthTalk’s Ethan Goffman interviews transportation visionary Gabe Klein on the importance of carsharing, bikesharing and technological efficiency in bringing our commutes into the 21st century…
In 1997, Stewart Schwartz founded the Coalition for Smarter Growth to fight sprawl and support public transit and walkable communities in the Washington, DC region. Schwartz is also an attorney and a retired Navy Captain with 24 years of active and reserve duty. He has served with the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, the Land […]
Bicycling up a big old hill after a tough day of work can take a lot out of a body. At a time of day when one just wants to have fun, or even collapse, a grueling workout might not be the best prescription. Even those who desire to help the environment while getting some […]