Researchers Ask: If We Build Walkable Neighborhoods, Will People Walk?

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A team at the University of Alberta (Canada) is studying the factors that influence the decisions made by key stakeholders involved in neighborhood development. Researcher Marianne Clark in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation interviewed 17 stakeholders in neighborhood development, including public health and municipal employees, city councilors, and private sector stakeholders including land developers and food retailers.

Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

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The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. million adults from 15 Ontario municipalities, challenges the notion that living in walkable neighborhoods always improves overall health and well-being. Notes: all probabilities are adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, immigration history, neighborhood income, and number of co-morbidities.

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Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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The research will take place in the Corktown neighborhood, the site of Ford’s new mobility innovation district, anchored by Michigan Central Station.

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California ARB awarding $1.6 million to LA for low-income EV carsharing pilot program

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The grant will fulfill a key mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, enacted last year to make clean transportation more widely available, particularly in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The funding was announced at an event held at an affordable housing complex in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, one of the neighborhoods that will be served by the pilot program, which aims to serve 7,000 residents in disadvantaged communities.

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Enterprise Holdings acquiring IGO CarSharing in Chicago

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Enterprise Holdings is acquiring the business of IGO CarSharing , a non-profit organization serving more than 15,000 members, with more than 200 locations in more than 40 neighborhoods. Established in 2002 as a pilot program of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, IGO was the first car-sharing program in Chicago and has been dedicated to creating an integrated multimodal transportation system for more than a decade.

ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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These statistics include full-scale vehicles with a plug (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) and do not include smaller neighborhood electric vehicles, natural gas fueled vehicles, or traditional hybrids (without a plug). We expect this trend will continue as more affordable vehicles with longer range become available in the next 24-36 months.

Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

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First EVs in new car-sharing program with Envoy to roll out in Sacramento; 142 e-Golfs by early 2019; Sac-to-Zero

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The objective behind Sac-to-Zero is to provide widespread access and use of zero emissions-related transportation options for Sacramento-area residents, particularly those living in affordable housing communities where access to transportation can be limited and more difficult.

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Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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For the second year running, Los Angeles is inviting innovative and environmentally-friendly entrepreneurs from around the world to push the envelope on urban mobility solutions from ride-sharing and zero-emission electric bikes and scooters to self-driving vehicles and flying cars.

car2go carsharing expands to Seattle

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Carshare systems, like car2go, are a convenient, affordable option for people who want to reduce or eliminate the costs of car ownership. When the member is finished using the vehicle, he or she can park at any city non-restricted metered or un-metered spaces with time limits of two hours or greater, or on-street in any residential neighborhood within the car2go Home Area.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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But increased use of electric vehicles could lead to everyone plugging in at the same time, peaking demand and complicating things, particularly if electric vehicles take hold of entire neighborhoods, as car trends often do, Kjaer explained. Early support from those who can afford them, as well as the federal government, will be necessary, he said. This is a well written story in the Pasadena Star News about how the utilities are gearing up for the coming plug-in vehicles.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in Scoop; carpooling mobile application

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The Scoop app automatically connects co-workers and neighbors who live in the same neighborhood and travel to the same work area. Scoop partners with major employers, office parks, and local governments to offer employees an affordable and effective transportation solution. BMW i Ventures announced a strategic investment in Scoop Technologies , Inc., creators of the carpooling mobile application “Scoop”.

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California ARB approves cap-and-trade amendments; linking with Ontario

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AB 617 directs CARB to work with local air districts on the deployment of community-focused air quality monitoring networks, as well as the development and implementation of community emission reduction plans in the neighborhoods most burdened by poor air quality. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more.

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New LA electric car sharing program for disadvantaged communities; Bolloré BlueLA

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The BlueLA EV car share program puts California’s cap and trade dollars to work to not only help meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the EV goals in my Sustainable City pLAn, it brings new transportation options to neighborhoods that need them.

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Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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While a state law passed in 2014 requires that 10% of CVRP funds be allocated to disadvantaged communities, Rubin and St-Louis found that residents of neighborhoods with a majority Hispanic or African American population are less likely to have applied for, and therefore be benefiting from, clean vehicle rebates, even when income is held constant.

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USDOT and HUD Launch Collaborative Effort to Create Sustainable, Livable Communities That Integrate Transportation, Housing and Economic Development

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HUD’s Sustainable Communities funding will target urban and community planning projects that foster reform and reduce barriers to achieving affordable, economically vital and sustainable communities. Examples could include the following: Planning activities that support the development of affordable housing near transportation through the adoption of inclusionary zoning ordinances and other activities such as acquisition of land for affordable housing projects.

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President Obama, DOT Secretary Foxx announce $600M for 6th round of TIGER funding for transportation projects

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The TIGER 2014 grant program will place an emphasis on projects that support reliable, safe and affordable transportation options that improve connections for both urban and rural communities. DOT will prioritize applications for capital projects that better connect people to jobs, training and other opportunities, promote neighborhood redevelopment and reconnect neighborhoods divided by physical barriers, such as highways and railroads.

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NAATBatt Coalition recommends deployment of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage systems by 2022

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DES systems consist of small, stationary batteries installed in neighborhoods, buildings, homes and electricity substations, which can be networked together using smart grid communications technology. reducing dependence on imported petroleum by making electric vehicles more affordable to consumers.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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Indeed I am talking about Big Dick Cheney, who in addition to his many other immoral and criminal acts also shamelessly promoted the excessive use of oil, coal, gasoline and other fossil fuels by encouraging Americans to use all the energy they could afford to put on their credit cards. m Weatherization Assistance Programs ($5b) Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs ($300 million), Green Jobs ($500 million), Neighborhood Stabilization Programs ($2b).

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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The Torrance Hillside Overlay district , covers most of the historic Hollywood Riviera neighborhood where the Creative Greenius lives and I can tell you that it’s a zoning law that is pure politics. Yeah, they can afford it. But I think a big part of that was Moore’s law and things becoming really affordable. After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy.

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The electric car and grid parity -

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Oregon cant afford to play that game, or at least not at those levels, but McCabe thinks it remains a serious contender for Norwegian electric car manufacturer Think.

Inside The Green Task Force

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And the work they’re doing brings California’s leading edge fight against global warming right into my neighborhood and into my home. We can’t afford to delay or downscale our response at this critical time in combating global warming and meeting our AB 32 goals.

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BMW’s ReachNow car sharing expands to Brooklyn, launches pilot programs for new mobility services

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ReachNow Fleet Solutions for residential buildings will begin at The Solaire, a LEED Gold Certified building, in Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood on 8 Dec. The user experience is premium and affordable, with fast mobile registration and an almost instant approval process— often in two minutes or less.

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Fallbrook and TEAM to commercialize NuVinci CVT for low- to medium-speed vehicle by late 2015 or early 2016

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TEAM is the largest supplier of rubber belt continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) to the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), Low/Medium Speed Vehicle (LSV/MSV), and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) markets, all of which are included in Fallbrook’s license to TEAM. More effective/affordable technology is required for the next generation of transmissions, and that is exactly why the NuVinci technology was developed. Fallbrook Technologies Inc.,

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Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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Alternatively, may we suggest the sound of the neighborhood ice cream truck? The introduction of affordable noise management systems offers multiple benefits to manufacturers and consumers alike, achieving eco-friendly optimization of vehicle weight reductions and improved CO2 emissions.

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GM and OnStar sign on as official Pecan Street partners; studying EV services and smart grid interaction

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When Austin closed the Mueller municipal airport in 1999, community leaders committed to redeveloping the site into a ground-breaking mix-used, sustainable urban neighborhood. 25% affordable housing. OnStar and General Motors are partnering in the Pecan Street Inc.’s s smart grid research project in Austin’s Mueller community, the Pecan Street Demonstration. Headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin, Pecan Street Inc.

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Worldwatch Institute study expects number of countries running high-speed rail nearly to double by 2014

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A 2006 study, High Speed Rail and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US , released by the Center for Neighborhood Technologies, found that HSR lines in Europe and Japan released 30-70 grams of carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometer, versus 150 grams for automobiles and 170 grams for airplanes. HSR reached 62% of the country’s passenger rail travel volume in 2008, up from just 23% in 1990, thanks to affordable ticket prices, an impressive network, and reliability.

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DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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Off-road vehicles, motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, low-speed vehicles, medium-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and other non-conventional passenger vehicles are not desired and will be deemed nonresponsive to this announcement. Electric motor efficiency targets within the FOA. Click to enlarge.

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ARPA-E Awards $151M to 37 Projects for Transformative Energy Research

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Electronville: High-Amperage Energy Storage Device-Energy Storage for the Neighborhood. Affordable Energy from Water and Sunlight. Momentive Performance Materials, teamed with Advanced Photonic Crystals, and Soraa, will develop a high-pressure ammonothermal process to produce affordable, high quality, single crystal GaN substrates at high crystal growth rates.

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