Top news of the week: 25.02.2020.

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Future Of Mobility

On Feb 21, 2020
@SharedUseCntr shared
A new bill making its way around Georgia wants to remove the requirement that allocates fuel tax funds strictly for work on road projects and allow for any #transportation-related program to benefit, including public #transit. https://t.co/tpGtEmrIg9
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Gas Taxes May Not Be Just For Roads Anymore In Georgia

The Georgia State Senate may finally let transportation leaders use fuel tax dollars for sustainable transportation — and not just endless infrastructure for cars.

On Feb 21, 2020
@IATA shared
New aircraft technologies incl. #hybrid & #electric - the momentum for research & development is growing stronger. @DLR_en Here's a preview of the opportunities + challenges ahead 👉 https://t.co/hEB4b1i6Em https://t.co/3SlY7BGL7W
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New aircraft technologies: a snapshot of what’s to come

IATA has published the new edition of its Technology Roadmap. It gives a detailed outlook on major aircraft technology which is in the pipeline and how radically new aircraft concepts have ...

On Feb 20, 2020
@drkarenlucas shared
RT @XRebellionUK: "Children living in the poorest countries are facing the brunt of a changing climate, despite having a tiny carbon footprint." Worldwide we are failing to protect children from ecocide & the #ClimateEmergency #ActNow for a better future https://t.co/KHIujMIZCS
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The world is failing to ensure children have a 'liveable planet', report finds

Children with tiny carbon footprint suffer twofold from poor health and effects of the climate crisis

On Feb 24, 2020
@macilree shared
RT @DonaldShoup: Too many new leaps in transportation just entrench the power of cars. Older technologies have yet to be used to their full potential. https://t.co/pdBl9gkbXt via @slate
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The Hyperloop and the Self-Driving Car Are Not the Future of Transportation

Getting people around in new, different ways relies mostly on technologies that we have had for a while.

On Feb 20, 2020
@PaulABarter shared
RT @herrie_sch: Shared Mobility in Africa’s Rapidly Growing Cities - webinar led by Herrie Schalekamp on 25 March 7-8pm CAT https://t.co/DCKCuFQIif via @meetoftheminds
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Shared Mobility in Africa’s Rapidly Growing Cities

On March 25, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will host a free, live webinar featuring Herrie Schalekamp of the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. Legions of …

On Feb 18, 2020
@macilree shared
RT @pv_reynolds: Public transport growth surges past NSW government predictions https://t.co/qkUJUeoGR6
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Public transport growth surges past NSW government predictions

Growth on Sydney’s public transport network has hurtled past long term government predictions for 2031.

On Feb 24, 2020
@macilree shared
RT @BrentToderian: The U.S. is the only one of 80+ nations that refused to sign a new declaration on road safety. For extra lunacy, their dissenting statement cited the #climateEmergency, sustainability, “modal shift” etc as reasons to NOT sign. Via ⁦@carltonreid⁩ https://t.co/VTIDQTt3Ii
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U.S. Only Nation To Dissociate From Global Declaration On Preventing Road Deaths

The U. S. has refused to sign up to a new declaration on road safety.

On Feb 18, 2020
@StreetsblogUSA shared
It shouldn't surprise us that when streets go bus-only, fatalities plummet. But it *should* inspire us to create more of them. @StreetsblogNYC makes the case for more car-free busways — and your city might want to listen up, too. https://t.co/RcTy3NOkw6
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The ‘Busway’ Proves Another Benefit of Car-Free Streets: Safety

A quiet Presidents Day reminds us how much safer our city is when there are fewer cars around. The Busway is proof every day.