TRANS PORTATION curated News March 17th

Bykes - On Designboom: An elevator for bicycles and people in Pamplona
No bulls allowed, but a new elevator joins two neighborhoods with a 100 foot grade separation .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/designboom-elevator-b


CARS - GM recall of 1.5m vehicles over airbags is latest in series set to cost $300m
Recall follows review over ignition-switch problems as CEO Mary Barra says: ‘We are conducting an intense review’Dominic Rush .. ...
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/mar/17/gm-recall-ai
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CARS - London Electric Carsharing Network Coming Thanks To Billionaire Vincent Bollore
7 years ago, when I was introduced to the Velib bikesharing program in Paris, I knew that was going to be an influential, popular model replicated elsewhere. About 9 years ago, I was an early member of Zipcar and benefited greatly from the budding carsharing network it was building. I loved it, and was not London Electric Carsharing Network Coming Thanks To Billionaire Vincent Bollore was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/london-electric-carshari


CARS - Open Source Hybrid Electric Racer Headed for LeMans
Are you an aspiring car designer with a passion for racing and LeMans? Put your design chops to the test with this open source LeMans prototype designOpen Source Hybrid Electric Racer Headed for LeMans was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/open-source-hybrid-elect


CARS - Rolls Royce Prepares A Plug-in Hybrid
Originally published Gas 2. Rolls Royce may have shelved the all-electric 102EX super sedan project it was working on a few years ago, but the decision to go electric may not be up to Rolls. Governments across Europe and China are pushing forward laws to limit the number of internal combustion cars allowed their streets, and some major cities in Rolls Royce Prepares A Plug-in Hybrid was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/rolls-royce-prepares-phe


EVs - Amsterdam’s Taxi Electric Will Be 1st Private Taxi Company To Use Nissan’s New e-NV200
The Amsterdam-based company Taxi Electric will be the first private taxi company to add Nissan’s new model, the e-NV200, to its fleet, according to a recent press release from the company. Taxi Electric is expected to receive its new 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxis sometime shortly after the model’s launch this summer. The company likely Amsterdam’s Taxi Electric Will Be 1st Private Taxi Company To Use Nissan’s New e-NV200 was originally publi ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/taxi-electric-will-befir


TRAFFIC - "Twenty is Plenty" campaign takes to the streets of New York
It started in the UK but the movement to slow urban traffic is spreading around the world .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/twenty-plenty-campaig


TRAFFIC - Thousands fined as Paris curbs car use for a day
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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/thousands-fined-as


TRANSPORT - Win-Win Transportation Solutions With Todd Litman
How Communities Can Reduce Transportation Emissions by 50% Originally published on the ECOreport. “Would we have a sustainable transportation system if all automobiles were electric powered?” asked Todd Litman, the founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Then he added that while electric power would reduce emissions, it does not, “reduce traffic Win-Win Transportation Solutions With Todd Litman
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/win-win-transportation-s