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Governors abandon pact to reduce transportation pollution

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration's ambitious plan to create a multi-state compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain...

Road to future: Dutch province unveils solar bicycle path

MAARTENSDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Authorities in a central Dutch province opened what they are billing as the world's longest solar bicycle path Wednesday, mixing sustainable energy with emission-free ...

Buttigieg doles out transport grants with eye toward climate

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doled out $905 million in infrastructure grants Wednesday, including to repair a cracking bridge in Seattle during a crippling heat wave and to expand ports in ...

Germany vows to boost cycling as part of climate effort

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, home to the Autobahn and a powerful motor industry, wants its citizens to spend less time driving and more time cycling to help save the planet. The government...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, whe...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, whe...

Buttigieg says Biden plan will usher new transportation era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that an infrastructure plan expected soon from President Joe Biden will offer a “once in a century” opportunity to remake transp...

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secre...

India's bicycle culture takes off during coronavirus lockdowns

The telephone in Tarun Gupta's bicycle shop has been ringing non-stop all day. As he deals with customers, a line forms outside. "Business is booming, but the rush has become mentally exhaust...

Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fitness junkies locked out of gyms, commuters fearful of public transit, and families going stir crazy inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic have created a boom in ...

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded b...

Brussels going greener amid coronavirus crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European cities gradually relax lockdown measures, Brussels authorities intend to take advantage of the coronavirus health crisis to turn the Belgian capital into a bicycle-friendly...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Faced with 19,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort. India reports mo...

Cycle power: Bikes emerge as a post-lockdown commuter option

MADRID (AP) — Halfway through his 30-minute bike ride to work, police ordered Juan Pasamar to dismount, accusing him of breaking Spain’s coronavirus lockdown rules by exercising in public. The officer...