Botobus: Istanbul public transit goes botanical and organic!

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Happen to be in Istanbul? Then hop aboard Botobus, a new eco-friendly public transport option that features an organic rooftop garden. Introduced last week by the Istanbul Transportation Authority (IETT), the “botanical bus” embarked on its first journey between Edirnekapi and Taksim. The project aims to draw attention to global warming and the environment.

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How girls can go wild on bikes – penny in your pants hack, and more tips

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We’re all over bicycles as the best green alternative to getting you where you want to go.  News about bike-messenger schemes in Beirut, dedicated bike lanes in Jericho, and affordable bikes made of cardboard get our wheels spinning every time.  So we’ve loving this simple way to eliminate one of the biggest obstacles to bike riding for […]

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What Tesla can learn from Israel’s Better Place post-mortem

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What if we could apply the charisma, imagination and marketing genius of Steve Jobs to help promote green technology? Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi had many of the characteristics of Apple’s much-worshiped CEO but instead of personal entertainment devices, Shai focused his energies on electric cars. He had enough chutzpah to convince investors to bet nearly […]

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Dubai’s Lamborghini police cars and bikes are ecological opposites

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A year after unveiling new Lamborghini patrol vehicles for lucky members of the force, Dubai police are rolling out an eco-friendly electric motorcycle.  As far as we can tell – the 15,000-strong police force has purchased just one bike, which they tested at Jumeirah Beach Residence last week. Colonel Abdul Qader Mohammed Al Banai, Director […]

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Softwheel uses inner suspension arms to re-invent the wheel for bikes and chairs [video]

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Considering all of the technological advances made in bicycles, cars and trains; the humble wheelchair hasn’t advanced very much since the first one was invented for King Philip II of Spain in 1595. An Israeli startup SoftWheel is about to change that with a bike and wheelchair wheel that is more comfortable and more efficient.

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