Tagged with transport

Self-driving cars are likely to increase – rather than decrease – car travel

Self-driving cars are likely to increase – rather than decrease – car travel

As cities are increasingly taking action to reduce traffic congestion through increased public transport, cycling and other related measures, there is growing concern that the new trend towards autonomous vehicles could actually have a negative impact through their increased use. Mark Kleinman, Professor of Public Policy and Charlene Rohr, Senior Research Fellow at King’s College … Continue reading

Sailing ships can offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to the heavily polluting shipping industry

Sailing ships can offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to the heavily polluting shipping industry

Sometimes it is necessary to look at traditional methods of transport to see the possibilities for the future. Christiaan De Beukelaer, Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the University of Melbourne writes on The Conversation website about how traditional sailing can provide a practical response to climate change.   How traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Sprynt – sustainable urban mobility solution from the U.S.

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Sprynt – sustainable urban mobility solution from the U.S.

Urban mobility is an extremely important topic for towns and cities around the world. Cities are filled with traffic congestion, noise pollution, and most importantly a deterioration of urban air quality. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), transportation in the U.S. generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) (28%)[i], while … Continue reading

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Hyperloop shuttle proposed for India

Technology is evolving quickly. Joe Sommerlad writes on the Independent website about plans by Virgin to build a hyperloop shuttle in India. Just to remind yourself, Wikipedia defines a hyperloop as a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and … Continue reading