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Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...bikes or e-bikes , and whether getting around so stylishly will earn you a high five from law enforcement, or a ticket. Intrigued? Check out the Kickstarter video. Or find some equivalent type e vehicles online here Besides an Electric Scooter or e-bike for Commuting, see our pages on The Best Electric Car - Di...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...bikes Once you have decided on which class of ebike you want, then search within that class for the style you that best serves your needs . There are many different Ebike styles and designs to suit any need. There are basic affordable commuter road ebikes, Cargo ebikes, folding ebikes, and climbing ebikes. We are n...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine - sounds like the perfect way to do our bit to reverse climate change! How does the bike powered generator work? When you pedal the bike, that action drives a flywheel which turns a generator a...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...bikes online can be found here. Unless that is you upgrade to an e-bike… which gives some exercise while taking the strain out of it! Are Ebikes legal? Electric bike sales have exploded in recent years and prices online are really quite reasonable. There are 3 classes of E bike; class 2 and 3 bikes may cause you ...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...bike lanes © Paul Krueger At present, the city has separated bike lanes running from the eastern part of the city, through downtown and to the west part of the city with plans approved for another lane in the summer of 2013. According to a UBC study, there is a 90% reduced chance of injury when bike lanes are sep...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...bikes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport . Stylish and sociable WeWatt Kiosk phone charging bikes I found the idea very intriguing, and having been a poor student for a while, I began to wonder - is it possible to generate free energy via pedal power through the form of all-important exercise? Pushbikes and cyc...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...bike and watch all you want. Multi-use spaces that can convert from one use to another with little effort are paramount to condensed living. We see this often in the Tiny House Movement; it is that very concept that can make living in small spaces comfortable. For both designers and homeowners, such features are sour...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...bike, or bus? If not, see about carpooling with neighbours. Any reduction in fuel consumption will save money and global resources. EV's are quite common now, and car manufacturers and Governments are aware of resource and climate issues so hopefully we will see more functional sustainable and financially viable tran...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...bike generators at least keep the discussion on track, even if they do little but offer a chance for myth debunking! And if you're someone that lives off grid, then devices like this simply become a way of life. So pedal-charge your devices, or charge them with the wind if you like, and when you are done go for a bee...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...bike path and pedestrian network, with great expansion plans for the future. In their presentation center you can use an interactive display to see all the ways you will be able to get around the neighbourhood by foot or bike. There is also a working rail line which could be an asset in the future. Pedestrian and bik...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...bike lanes, encouraging laneway houses for urban density and requiring all new civic buildings to be zero emissions. The city has also imposed upon itself a more rigorous building code than the national norm, and it is encouraging builders to take it even a step further by removing as many obstacles as they can to ma...