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Best Transportation Stories of 2009 12/30/2009 Karma: 1  
I have been reading through the end of the year "top" lists on my favorite green websites and ran into this one: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/29/top-5-green-transpo
rtation-stories-of-2009/


They have open voting for the public to choose their favorite transportation story. The top 6 include:

1. Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan
2. Sun-Powered Japanese Racecar Wins World Solar Challenge
3. High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK
4. Steam-Powered Supercar Shatters World Land Speed Record
5. Solar-Powered Plane Takes Maiden Flight
6. China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

It made me think: is there anything missing from this list that you would choose as your favorite story? Personally, I think Obama's Emissions Standards are worth some praise, although they will not actually go into effect for a couple more years. Anything else?
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Re:Best Transportation Stories of 2009 01/03/2010 Karma: 0  
the solar-powered plane takes maiden flight sounds like a pretty great achievement, especially since planes consume a large amount of gasoline.

Here are some other advancements in transportation from a Greeniacs blogs.

1.) http://www.greeniacs.com/component/option,com_mamblog/I
temid,153/action,view/id,1052/task,show/


2.) http://www.greeniacs.com/General-Environmental-Discussi
on/993-Run-Like-a-Cheetah.html
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Re:Best Transportation Stories of 2009 01/03/2010 Karma: 0  
In the past decade, for the first time ever, Australians bought more bikes than cars. This nation of just over 22 million now boasts a collection of 1.4 million bikes and only 1 million cars.

As the bikes have increased, so have the bicycle commutes, and it is expected that 5 percent of work commutes will be by bike by the year 2016.

Increased cyclists will require changes to roadways and driving habits, but these changes should come in time.

Certainly not as spectacular a story as those posted below, but just as important, because it shows millions of people owning up to their own ecological responsibility and doing their part, one commute at a time.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/energy-smart/prance-a
rmstrong-and-sydneys-twowheeled-tribes-20100101-llsp.ht
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