As we look forward to the new year, we've also reflected on the old, and rediscovered some of the great events, innovations, interviews and debates that 2008 had to offer. For the next week, we will be sharing our picks from the Worldchanging team's best work from the last 12 months. Come back each day for a new collection of posts on topics from climate change to transportation, energy to health and society.
Today's Topic: Transportation
The way we get around impacts numerous other big-picture systems, including the way we use energy, the health of our bodies and our communities, the growth patterns that can protect or degrade our land, and our economy. For this reason, the transportation sector has always been one of our favorite places to look for new innovations. This year, we covered how these innovations, like bike sharing and bus rapid transit, have continued to become widespread and popular; and looked more closely at what transportation will look like in the future. Below is a collection of our best posts on transportation from 2008:
My other car is a bright green city
Taking Aloft With Sustainable Biojet
The Nexus of Peak Oil, Climate Change and Infrastructure
The Autobahn's Future and One-Liter Class Racing
Gifford Pinchot III
San Francisco Goes Wireless and Real-Time to Reduce Traffic
Bike, Meet the City. City, This is the Bike.
Mary Catherine O’Connor
Crunching Some Numbers on Paris Bike-Sharing Program
Cut Your Carbon and Save on Auto Insurance
How Much Does Transportation Really Cost
Copenhagen, Melbourne & The Reconquest of the City
Could Cell Phones Enable Bike-Sharing in the Developed World?
This piece is part of our Year in Review series. Use the following links to view more of our favorites from 2008: