Tag Archive for 'transportation'

Marine dredging firm Van Oord has its own bicycles for Guernsey work

June 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

It is hard to miss the bright orange bicycles in front of the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port. On first seeing them while traveling along the waterfront one might think that they belong to a new Guernsey cycle hire company. The bicycles have caught the attention of Guernsey’s cycling community because of their […]

Barcelona to use Nissan’s electric NV200 taxi & goods delivery vehicle

September 17th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

Barcelona City Hall and Nissan have signed an agreement to promote the use of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 as taxis and as delivery vehicles in Barcelona. Barcelona will lead the global roll-out of the new e-NV200 100% electric taxi, which will also be introduced to other large cities around the world. Production of the […]

Hydrogen transport infrastructure coming to London & South East UK

February 3rd, 2013 by Air Products PLC

A consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure will begin work on the three year London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project, a UK government-backed initiative co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create the UK’s first hydrogen powered transport system across London and the South East of England. The consortium, led by Air […]

Global car free day favours walking, bicycling and public transport

September 24th, 2012 by Environmental Transport Association

According to the Environmental Transport Association, the number of British towns supporting World Car Free Day has declined. World Car Free Day occurs annually on 22 September. It encourages motorists in over 1,000 towns around the globe to leave their cars at home in favour of walking, bicycling, and taking buses and trains. The Environmental […]

When fuel prices rise people would consider abandoning car ownership

March 14th, 2012 by Oliver Wyman

Urban dwellers in Western Europe and Asia would seriously consider a change in their primary mode of transport – including abandoning auto ownership – according to a recently released study by Oliver Wyman and the ESB Business School Reutlingen (Germany). The “Future of Mobility” found that, if fuel prices rose significantly by 2030, approximately 77% […]

Robert Llewellyn speaks about the future of energy and mobility

February 23rd, 2012 by Richard Lord

Robert LLewellyn launches an upgraded Fully Charged series in which he discusses the future of energy and mobility. ” In an Oxford Union debate “everyone said the oil is going to run out, and it was going to run out soon, and it’s going to get prohibitively expensive long before that,” Robert Llewellyn says.

Los Angeles eliminates entire car Lane for safer bike travel

September 21st, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

Despite its reputation for horrendous traffic, officials from the City of Los Angeles recently decided to transform a lane normally used by cars into a thoroughfare for bike commuters. If you’re an L.A. citizen that normally gets around by car, you might think the decision is outrageous, or even a joke, but it’s not. And […]

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership investigates cost of electric car ownership

September 13th, 2011 by Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

The total cost of owning an electric or hydrogen vehicle is likely to fall substantially and approach those of conventional cars within 15 to 20 years according to a study by the LowCVP. The report was prepared by Element Energy for, and in collaboration with, the expert membership of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) […]

Brazil uses traffic fines to fund bicycle-friendly infrastructure

September 12th, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

In yet another step that indicates its commitment to alternative transportation, the Brazilian government passed a law that will use revenue collected in the form of traffic tickets to support the development of bicycle-friendly programs and infrastructure. Once enacted, the Bicycle Program Brazil (PBB) will appropriate 15 percent of collected traffic fines to be used […]

KPMG survey finds that cost reduction more important for transport companies than environmental issues

August 6th, 2011 by KPMG

For the vast majority of transport companies in Europe and the Middle East sustainability and environmental issues are currently less important business priorities, a survey from advisory firm KPMG has found. The KPMG European Business leaders Survey – taking in views of over 1,500 executives across 15 sectors in 22 countries – found that only […]