San Francisco got a taste of modern bicycle sharing when a truck pulled into Golden Gate Park on Sunday and dropped off seven bikes attached to a unique pay station that was portable, wireless and juiced by solar panels.
For five hours, hundreds of park visitors tested out the Bixi system, which since May has allowed Montreal residents – with the swipe of a credit card or prepaid pass – to unlock a bike from one station and drop it off at another.
On the same day as the airlines are calling this idea ‘insane’ the Environmental Audit Committee published a report warning that the Government is not on track to meet targets for cutting its own emissions and could have to pay money to large private sector firms – who may have done more to reduce their emissions – in a new carbon trading scheme due to begin in April 2010. SOURCE: Parliament.co.uk
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe’s proposed regional plan could be in the hands of environmental consultant EDAW by next week, according to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials.
Now EDAW will review those options in addition to a project description and the proposed code changes needed to support the environmental policies that will eventually go to the TRPA Governing Board for approval.