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The League of American Bicyclists - Working for a bike-friendly America. Check out their education center for info on how to bring better bicycling to your community.

EarthSmartCars is a program developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council to encourage Detroit automakers to build greener vehicles.
The League of American Bicyclists - Working for a bike-friendly America. Check out their education center for info on how to bring better bicycling to your community.

Calstart - Keep current with the latest news on electric, hybrid, natural gas and other technologies in the alternative transportation industry.

Centre for Alternative Transportation Fuels BC Research Inc. maintains a database of technical papers to support research in the rapidly moving area of alternative transportation fuels.

Chainguard provides a different view on bicycling rights with the slogan, "Same Roads, Same Rights, Same Rules" Interesting resource if you are a biker who wants to be considered a vehicle operator.

EarthSmartCars is a program developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council to encourage Detroit automakers to build greener vehicles.

Fuel Economy Website - Find and compare car models, get tips on improving gas mileage, and more. Provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

ACEEE's Greenbook is the environmental guide to cars and trucks. Check out their online rankings of car models.

How Stuff Works tackles the complex topic of fuel cell technology. Helpful illustrations and pictures shed some light on this promising transportation technology

International Bicycle Fund - A nonprofit advocacy organization promoting sustainable transport. Find a very extensive collection of articles on topics ranging from non-motorized urban planning to bike safety tips.

The Office of Transportation Technologies is a great place to start for the basics on promising green transportation. Also, find info on government and university programs.

NASA's photo-gallery for the Pathfinder, a solar-powered flying wing. Really cool photos of the experiment that proved it is possible to fly really large aircraft on solar power.

Rails to Trails Conservancy wants old train rights of way converted into low impact transportation corridors for cyclist and pedestrians.

Solar Sailor Holdings - Harnessing energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar power, this company has developed the world's first Hybrid Power System for a boat. Innovative idea with lots of intriguing photos.

The Subway page - links to subway and rail resources around the world.

The Alliance for a Paving Moratorium fights new road construction by demonstrating alternatives to sprawl and petroleum dependence. Find fact sheets and select articles from their magazine.

The Transportation for Livable Communities Network envisions the creation of more livable communities through the improvement of transportation.

Surface Transportation Policy Project provides reports and resources to local activists who want to shape a transportation policy that helps conserve energy, protects the environment, and promotes social equity.

Zero Emission Vehicle Information website gathers facts about electric and alternatively fueled vehicles, including info on government incentive programs and data sheets on the latest models from carmakers.