Aircraft will take off and land vertically, and carry a single passenger between transport hubs, says the capital’s airports operator. Yes, there are problems getting around Paris at the best of times, but this seems unbelievable. The first test centre has been opened in the suburbs, so it appears we may actually see them next … Continue reading Plans for first vertical takeoff and landing pre-commercial taxi service in the world at the 2024 Paris Olympics
Volkswagen announces five-year $193 billion investment plan as electrification gathers pace
The German automaker announced a plan to accelerate its transition to battery-powered vehicles and bolster operations in China and North America. Victoria Waldersee writes on the Reuters website about the car maker’s plans. Volkswagen invests in batteries, raw materials in race for affordable EV Volkswagen plans to invest 180 billion euros ($193 billion) over … Continue reading Volkswagen announces five-year $193 billion investment plan as electrification gathers pace
Being trapped in transport poverty
Study finds drivers in the UK are spending up to a fifth of pre-tax income on running a car as lack of infrastructure deters people from cycling. Peter Walker discusses in an article on The Guardian website. Is the situation in your country the same as in Britain? ‘Entrenched car culture’ leaves millions of … Continue reading Being trapped in transport poverty
India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws
The country’s electric push is fuelled by sales of two- and three-wheelers. Salimah Shivji discusses the trend to both e-rickshaws and electric vehicles in an article on the CBC News website. How India's electric rickshaw revolution is forging a low-carbon future A faded battery-powered rickshaw weaves in and out of traffic in New Delhi's … Continue reading India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws
Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?
Sandrine Cabut discusses on the Le Monde website about the benefits from electric or conventional bikes. According to a German study, conventional cyclists spend more time in the saddle and practice at a higher intensity than users of electric-assist models. What are your views? Electric or conventional bicycle: What is best for our health? … Continue reading Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?
Over recent years, Paris has implemented an array of measures to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and transit while bringing car use screeching to a halt
The share of journeys made by car in the city has fallen by nearly half, and the trend is only accelerating. Peter Yeung discusses the trend in Paris in an article on the Reasons to be Cheerful website. Cars Are Vanishing from Paris Bright parasols, wooden sun loungers and expanses of golden sand suddenly … Continue reading Over recent years, Paris has implemented an array of measures to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and transit while bringing car use screeching to a halt
Polluting vehicles can be exchanged for up to €4,000 to help pay for an electric bike under a new scheme in France
France has created a new subsidy scheme which is seen as the most generous of an array of incentives to persuade the country to get out of old-style transport and embrace active mobility. Charles Bremner discusses the subsidy in an article on The Times website. On your ebike, and here’s €4,000 for it, says … Continue reading Polluting vehicles can be exchanged for up to €4,000 to help pay for an electric bike under a new scheme in France
One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking
There is growing awareness that a new approach to travel is seriously needed. This is particularly true because transport is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise due to its heavy fossil fuel use and reliance on carbon-intensive infrastructure. Christian Brand, Associate Professor in Transport, Energy & Environment, Transport Studies Unit at the University … Continue reading One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking
What will the coronavirus crisis mean for how we travel in the future?
There are many now commenting on what the future will bring to various aspects of our lives. Marcus Enoch, Professor in Transport Strategy at Loughborough University and James Warren, Senior Lecturer, Engineering and Innovation at The Open University look at the opportunities for reshaping travel once the coronavirus crisis is over in an article on … Continue reading What will the coronavirus crisis mean for how we travel in the future?
The “cyclist-first” city of Utrecht is constructing the Netherlands’ first high-density, car-free residential district
A 24-hectare site, located between two canals in the middle of the city, is a business park but by 2024 it is hoped the area will enhance Utrecht’s reputation as a bicycling capital of Europe. Construction on the first homes is expected in 2022. Residents there must confirm once a year that they do not … Continue reading The “cyclist-first” city of Utrecht is constructing the Netherlands’ first high-density, car-free residential district