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18Bike Lanes May Actually Reduce Commute Times

Everyone sees the benefits of protected bike lanes

Since 2007, America's biggest and busiest city has installed over 30 miles of protected bike lanes and has seen benefits for not only bikers, but drivers as well.

7EV Explorer lets you discover your plug-in commuting costs

Shopping for cars is exciting, but daunting, especially when trying to calculate cost of ownership. And if you commute to work, you want to know what you'll be spending to get there and back. If you want to compare electric cars to gasoline-powered options, this can all get pretty confusing. Thankfully, UC Davis has launched its online Electric Vehicle Explorer tool to help make driving costs much clearer.

20Peak Car is so 2004, now get on your bike and ride

So, the US metropolitan areas with the largest percentage jump in commuters that bike to work are Portland, Madison, San Francisco and Denver. Now that we've gotten the "no duh" portion of the US Public Interest Research Group's (PIRG) recent study on urban driving habits out of the way, we can dig further into a report that argues that we're about nine years past the year when "peak car" happened.

218Across Country, Commuters Turn Away From Cars

Percentages of people driving to work and carpooling decline

Commuters are shedding their reliance on cars.

242Zero-Car Families On The Rise, Study Says

It's the first increase in nearly five decades

Don't own a car? You're not alone. The percentage of zero-car families is increasing in the United States.

58I'm Stuck app informs your elected officials when you're in traffic

Traffic, as we've established, is one of the worst things about driving. Too many motorists on too few roads is enough to ruin one's day, not to mention the impact vehicle congestion has on the environment. Now, though, an app called I'm Stuck can share the misery that comes with being lodged on the 405 for three hours for no apparent reason with the people that have the power to make road improvements: politicians.

24Honda begins Micro Commuter testing

Autocar is reporting that Honda is about to start testing prototypes of its Micro Commuter, a petite EV that'll do adorable battle with the Renault Twizy if it reaches production.

2How Extreme Is Your Commute To Work?

Study says 600,000 Americans are "megacommuters"

Nearly 4 million Americans have "extreme" commutes to work, according to a new study.

38Infographic: America's best and worst commutes

America's Best and Worst Commutes – Click above for full-size

AddAAA lists top picks for commuters, fuel sippers take the lead

Click above for high-res gallery of AAA's Top Commuter Car Picks

26AAA lists top picks for commuters

Click above for high-res gallery of AAA's Top Commuter Car Picks

AddInfographic: eight cities and their commuting patterns

Whether this graphic makes seeing the commuting pattern of eight major U.S. cities easier to understand or clear as mud might be a personal choice. We happen to think it's quite clever, and you can see the larger version here.

AddBMW gets back into the leaning trike thing with SIMPLE concept [w/VIDEO]

BMW SIMPLE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

24BMW gets back into the leaning trike thing with SIMPLE concept [w/VIDEO]

BMW SIMPLE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddFour-day workweek becoming more common in U.S.

Photo by Yandle. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

AddPennsylvania commuters can win free gas for carpooling and taking the bus

Pennsylvanians who want to take one of the easiest possible steps to reduce vehicle emissions, congestion and fuel use (I'm talking about carpooling here) are getting a push from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The PA DEP's is promoting a summer-long "Share the Ride Challenge" that targets Susquehanna Valley commuters. The Challenge starts tomorrow and officially continues through September 30 and asks people to carpool or use public transportation at least ten times in

AddEditorial: Why must motorcycles continue to get bigger and bigger?

There were many reader responses on our editorial regarding the ever-expanding volume of the automobile in America, so why not extend the same questions to motorcycles? Way back in March we featured an article which highlighted the fact that technology is trickling down to motorcycles from cars. There has been a great deal of debate going on as to whether or not motorcycles are really a green form of transportation. This post will not hit each and every facet of either side of the argument, but

14Forbes identifies the commutes that kill

Ever feel like one more day of commuting will kill you? You might be right, especially if you live in Riverside, California. Or Atlanta. Or Los Angeles. Those are the top three cities on Forbes' list of the 25 with the most unhealthy commutes.

AddUS Census Bureau: Still Driving Like its 1999

The US Census issued a report about our real American commuting behavior in recent times. Gasoline prices may be high and concern about global warming may be growing, but on the whole, "Green Thinking" is just that, thinking. Eighty-eight percent of people who go to work still drive to work. That includes carpoolers. Of that 88 percent, 77 percent go by themselves. And many are probably going by SUV because they bought them back in the days before 9/11/01 or soon after.

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