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In aspect and basic design, electric bikes, or e-bikes, do not differ from the traditional two-wheel, human-powered bicycle. E-bikes simply add a nifty feature to the centuries-old crank technology: a rechargeable, battery-powered motor that supplements pedaling speed for the rider in need, whether on a steep hill or during a particularly long-ride. E-bike users in Buenos … [Read more...] about Electric Bikes in Latin America: A Sustainable Transport Alternative?
English | Español Photo by Payton Chung A year ago, I claimed in this blog that local action can help create the diversity of approaches that we need to overcome the challenges of a changing climate. So it is about time now to provide some evidence for how such innovation can thrive in cities. While there might be many examples for transformational … [Read more...] about Citizens can make a difference
Follow Patricio Zambrano-Barragán on twitter Español | English This entry is part of an ongoing series about ESCI’s work in Northern Haiti. New development projects, such as the Caracol Industrial Park (PIC), have sprung up throughout the region, promising opportunities for economic growth and rapid urban development. In this context, the challenge for Haitian planners … [Read more...] about A Sustainable Mobility Plan for Northern Haiti
by Ralph Buehler, Associate Professor in Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech In promoting bicycling, mid-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean can learn from mistakes and successes in transport planning in other parts of the world. Some cities in Latin America, such as Bogota, already provide excellent regional examples. Moreover, US, Canadian, and Western … [Read more...] about Urban Transport and Cycling: Lessons for LAC from Europe and the US