TRANS PORTATION curated News February 14th

Bykes - Why the Dutch don't wear helmets
One of the most contentious topics in the bicycling world is helmets, and not which color is prettiest. Some Dutch readers recently chimed in on a TreeHugger post to tell us why they don't wear helmets .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/why-dutch-dont-wear-helmets.


CARS - Bogotá car-free day becomes car-free week
Bogotá was a pioneer of car-free day. Now, it has decided to one-up that and move to having a car-free week .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bogota-changes-car-free-day-


CARS - Ford Uses 3D Printing to Turn the 2015 Mustang into a Tasty Treat
3D printing is becoming a major part of the engineering and design world so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that a variety of components of the 2015 Ford Mustang were created during the pr .. ...
The 2015 Ford mustang in sugar
http://www.torquenews.com/106/ford-uses-3d-printing-turn-201


CARS - Official: 2015 Nissan Micra is your cheapest new car, Canada
Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Nissan, CanadaCanadians looking for a brand-new car on the cheap, take note. This is the 2015 Nissan Micra, and it will arrive at dealerships this spring boasting a starting price of $9,998 Canadian dollars (circa $9,100 US), well under the $11,898 asked for a 2014 Versa Sedan.Of course, that ultra-low asking price isn't for a fully loaded model. The Micra will arrive in the Great White North in three trims - S, SV ...
2015 Nissan Micra
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/13/2015-nissan-micra-cheapes


CARS - Ohio senator with deep dealer ties proposes anti-Tesla bill
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy, USAThe fight against customer-direct car sales by Tesla Motors continues around the US, and the California-based company can now count dealership groups in Georgia and Ohio among its adversaries. In Ohio, Tesla has opened company-owned stores in Cincinnati and Columbus and is now fighting a state dealership association that's pushing for legislation that explicitly outlaws direct deal ...
Tesla Model S
http://green.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/tesla-dealer-fight-flar


CARS - Report: Ever the fighter, Schumacher has beaten pneumonia
Filed under: Motorsports, CelebritiesAs he has with so many race tracks over the years, Michael Schumacher has bested pneumonia. The potentially deadly lung infection which we reported on yesterday was, according to German paper Bild and the UK's The Daily Mail, actually part of an earlier complication in the seven-time World Champion's recovery, and it has already been treated. According to the paper, the complications and pneumonia "no longer s ...
Michael Schumacher
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/michael-schumacher-beats-


CARS - Report: Subaru readying special-edition BRZ
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, SubaruAnother week coming to a close brings another rumor of a potential hotted-up version of the Subaru everyone wants to turbocharge, the BRZ.A fresh rumor out of the Car and Driver offices makes the claim that a new, special-edition BRZ model will be offered up within the next few months. Word is that the new model will not get similar upgrades to the recent BRZ tS (seen above) for the Japanese market, meaning ...
Subaru BRZ tS
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/subaru-readying-special-e


CARS - Study explores link between selling and leasing market prices for cars
Changes in the selling prices of cars can be used to improve calculations for how much people should be paying to lease a vehicle, according to a new study .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-explores-link-leasing-prices-ca


CARS - Video: A closer look at the 2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV
Filed under: Chicago Auto Show, SUV, Videos, Chevrolet, GM, Police/EmergencyAs lovers of fast driving, we at Autoblog normally try to stay as far away from police pursuit vehicles as possible. But in reality, the way automakers design purpose-built police vehicles is indeed worth a closer look. If we're going to task the boys and gals in blue with keeping us safe on the streets, they need to be given the best tools possible for the job. And while ...
2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/2015-chevrolet-tahoe-poli


CARS - Video: Watch Rob Dyrdek set a world record for longest reverse ramp jump in Chevy Sonic
Filed under: Videos, Hatchback, Chevrolet, CelebritiesApparently if you're good on a ramp, you're good on a ramp - be it with a skateboard underneath you or a subcompact hatchback. That's the lesson we've gotten from pro-skater and reality television star Rob Dyrdek, who recently set a world record for the longest jump off a ramp in a car... going backwards.Officially nailing the record for "Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car," Dyrdek hit a mark ...
Rob Dyrdeck world record backwards jump
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/rob-dyrdek-world-record-l


CARS - Video: Why you must buy an air-cooled Porsche 911 now
Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Performance, Videos, Porsche"Because" might be a good response to our headline, but as a vintage (purists might call 'proper') Porsche 911 is hardly cheap, we suspect you'll need a better explanation than that. Enter Drive editor Mike Spinelli.Spinelli sits down with Zac Moseley and Mick Prichinello from Classic Car Club Manhattan to first explain why the market for old, air-cooled 911s has gotten so hot over th ...
Porsche 911 on Drive
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/why-you-must-buy-an-air-c


EVs - Crazy Chevy Volt Assumptions, & Why The New Volt Commercial Emphasizes Its Gas Tank
I recently expressed how much I disliked the most recent Chevy Volt commercial, which ran during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in some locations. I took it as an attack on 100%-electric cars, and further hyping of the ridiculous range anxiety meme. I still think the latter is true, but the perspectives of Crazy Chevy Volt Assumptions, & Why The New Volt Commercial Emphasizes Its Gas Tank was originally published on: CleanTechnic ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/14/new-volt-commercial-emph


EVs - First Pilot Shows 10 EV Drivers Save 60K Pounds of Carbon Dioxide
NASA's new greenhouse gas reduction program shows that with 10 electric car drivers we can have results ten times better than what we thought about the impact of electric vehicles on the environme .. ...
Chevy Volt on NASA's Site
http://www.torquenews.com/1/first-pilot-shows-10-ev-drivers-


EVs - France — 77% Electric Car Sales Growth In January
Electric car sales in France grew 77% in January 2014 compared to January 2013. 100% electric vehicles actually increased by over 85%. Check out the details below. Here’s another country-specific EV sales update. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article. [...]France — 77% Electric Car Sales Growth In January was originally published on EV Obsession .. ...
http://evobsession.com/france-77-electric-car-sales-growth-j


EVs - Nissan Leaf Is Kicking Ass In Europe
If you keep up with all the European electric car sales reports I publish, you already now that the Nissan Leaf is crushing it — in Europe as well as globally. Well, Nissan just put out a news release all about this, and it includes a number of cool stats, so I figured you could [...]Nissan Leaf Is Kicking Ass In Europe was originally published on EV Obsession .. ...
http://evobsession.com/nissan-leaf-kicking-ass-europe


EVs - Report: Tesla investigating the cause of Model S garage fire in Toronto
Filed under: Hatchback, Tesla, Electric, LuxuryA Tesla owner in Toronto returned from a drive only to have his fire alarms go off shortly after powering down his Model S in an incident that is once again raising concerns about the electric hatchback's safety. Where previous cases of Model S combustion were anything but spontaneous -the car was always involved in an impact before going up in flames - this latest case has no obvious cause.According ...
Tesla Model S
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/tesla-investigating-the-c


EVs - Tesla (TSLA) Stock Sets Record High On Thursday
Despite predictions to the contrary, Tesla’s stock just continues to rise. In fact, it just recently hit a new milestone of over $200 a share. The exact peak was $202.72 a share, and occurred yesterday, February 13th. Here’s a screenshot of Tesla (TSLA) stock details: The recent record high comes after a bit of a [...]Tesla (TSLA) Stock Sets Record High On Thursday was originally published on EV Obsession .. ...
http://evobsession.com/tesla-tsla-stock-sets-record-high-thu


EVs - What happens when a Tesla electric car gets rear ended?
This is just one data point, and it doesn't mean the car is indestructible, but it does give an idea of how well built it is .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/what-happens-when-tesla-elect


TRAFFIC - Report: Dubai may ban poor people from car ownership to ease traffic problems
Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Middle EastIn many ways modern, Dubai seems like some sort of science-fiction utopia. It emerged from the Middle East's desert seemingly overnight with some of the largest buildings in the world and it has police supercars patrolling the streets. It's not all perfect, of course, and like many cities, it's facing a mushrooming traffic issue. But officials may not deal with this growing congestion problem in a t ...
Brabus G-Class Dubai police car
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/13/dubai-may-ban-car-ownersh


TRAFFIC - Stroke survivors often return to driving without being evaluated for ability
Stroke survivors often resume driving without being formally evaluated for ability—though stroke can cause deficits that can impair driving, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014 .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-survivors-ability.htm


TRAFFIC - Video: Who says you can't snowboard in New York City?
Filed under: Etc., VideosLet's start out by saying that what you're about to see in this video isn't really something you should go and try out on your own. All but maybe four of you reading this have enough sense in your head to figure that out, but our Mom would kill us if we didn't say something. Continuing on...There's been a lot of snow on the East Coast these days (oh, and everywhere else, too), and it's causing more than a few of us to act ...
snowboarding new york city
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/14/snowboard-new-york-city-v