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Scotland is serious about sustainable transport

Good news has come in twos for Scotland. Firstly, the country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world . Second, a raft of sustainable transport measures have been announced – meaning it promises to be easier than ever to get around Scotland while making low-carbon choices that will help...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 13:36

12/09/2017

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Steps to a pedal-powered tomorrow

A campaign to make cycle training compulsory for all children has been launched, a move which could significantly alter the face of transport in the UK. British Cycling has partnered with sustainable transport body Modeshift to give cycling higher prominence in young lives, which also targets...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:45

28/11/2014

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Electric vehicles: Not just for city slickers?

Electric vehicles, up to now mainly seen as a means for getting about in towns and cities, are being tested in Britain’s rural terrain. For the last two years, the Eco Travel Network (ETN) has been operating a ten-strong fleet of Renault Twizys in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. It has proved popular...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:45

22/08/2014

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Harley-Davidson sparks electric bike debate

The idea of an electric motorbike seems to run contrary to all stereotypes of ‘petrolhead’ bikers - but when Harley-Davidson get involved, that’s when ears might start to prick up. The iconic bike makers have unveiled Livewire - its first plug-in bike , and to say it has stirred something of a buzz...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 06/08/2014 - 08:45

06/08/2014

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Speeding up future road technology

The Future Technology Centre in Sunderland is ready for business - and it already has nearly a full complement of companies signed up before opening its doors. The centre is all about making the technological breakthroughs that will drive sustainable transport , and robustly testing them in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:45

16/07/2014

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Art meets infrastructure: lighting the way ahead

Recently a 500 metre stretch of road in Holland received the kind of attention unheard of for highways. But this is not an ordinary bit of road, but a glow in the dark road. There’s something about glow in the dark that really encapsulates a sci-fi, futuristic vision. But the developers of this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 08:45

23/04/2014

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Deadlock on car carbon targets, but still hope

EU-wide car emissions are falling, putting the motoring industry solidly on track to hit a 2015 carbon target. A gradual evolution seems to be coming about from the factory to the road. But despite this progress, there is a bit of not so good news. A group within the EU led by Germany – but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:45

11/11/2013

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Leafy learners: driving tuition goes electric

Stoke-on-Trent driving instructor Paul Tomlin recently made the pages of the motoring trade press as the owner of the UK’s first fully-electric driving school car, a Nissan LEAF. Now it’s going so well he’s planning to bring another five LEAFs into his electric fleet. We checked in with Paul to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/10/2013 - 08:45

04/10/2013

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EVs looking to volt higher

‘Try before you buy’ – the ultimate gift to the consumer sitting on the fence. When the object of the trying is something that’s still pretty new to market, it’s all the more desirable. Take electric cars, for instance: trust is increasing, but there are still lingering doubts among consumers. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:45

17/07/2013

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