Transportation & Mobility
Books on transportation issues and alternatives, including fuel efficient and alternative fuel cars, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell, and CNG vehicles, biofuels including ethanol, cellulostic ethanol, and biodiesel, commuter and mass transit including buses, trains, ferries, and trolleys, commute alternatives including ridesharing, carsharing, carpooling, and vanpooling, driving practices including trip planning, fuel efficient driving habits, and fleet management, and carbon offsets for transportation.
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Beat High Gas Prices Now! By Diane MacEachern. Sets out practical, and easy-to-do things one can do to reduce gasoline consumption, and quantifies the savings that will result. As Kindle | More | Diane MacEachern EcoSpeakers Info >>
Biodiesel America: How to Achieve Energy Security, Free America from Middle-East Oil Dependence And Make Money Growing Fuel. By Josh Tickell. Provides a fresh perspective on our oil-laden history (why America is more dependent on oil than any other nation), our present position of energy compromise, and the true potential for a fossil-fuel-free future. Shows that an abundance of available, economically viable, and profitable energy solutions exists. More | Josh Tickell EcoSpeakers Info >>
Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation that Works. By Jim Motavalli. Examines smart cars and smart tolls as responses to sprawl, and telecommuting and e-commerce as a reaction to burgeoning "edge cities." Considers cleaner cars as well as potential improvements in bus, water and air transportation. More | Jim Motavalli EcoSpeakers Info >>
Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile. By Katie Alvord. Divorcing your car can take many forms, from simply using it less to not owning one at all. This practical guide shows how divorcing a car can be fun, healthy, money-saving, and helpful to the planet. While most other transportation reform books emphasize long-range political and economic policy, this book speaks less about policy and more about realistic actions individuals can take to reduce their car dependence. It suggests all the reasons not to drive and the many alternative ways we can all get around without our cars. More | Katie Alvord EcoSpeakers Info >>
Electrifying Ride: The Lost Decade. By Bill Moore. Selected writings of EV World's founder and publisher during the first half of a decade-long hiatus between the quiet wind down of EV1 production and GM's dramatic about face with the launch of the Chevy Volt. It recounts, through interviews and personal experiences, the efforts of many people to keep alive the electric car. A journey of discovery from the Atlantic Coast to Big Sur, from Carlsbad Caverns to Gusev's Crater on Mars. Part anthology, part travelogue, it is a fascinating ride through a little known chapter in automotive history. More… | Bill Moore EcoSpeakers Info >>
From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank. By Josh Tickell. Details all aspects of running diesel engines on vegetable oil. Includes information on biodiesel, the diesel fuel substitute made from new or used vegetable oil, as well as information on running any diesel engine on straight vegetable oil. Packed with history, information, instructions, photos, diagrams and resources. More | Josh Tickell EcoSpeakers Info >>
High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines: Best Practices for the Public Right-of-Way. By Hillary Brown. This detailed handbook describes practices for creating sustainable city streets, sidewalks, utilities, and urban landscaping. Following the Design Trust for Public Space's acclaimed High Performance Building Guidelines, it launches a new era in the design and construction of public infrastructure. It includes sections on the benefits and precedents of high-performance infrastructure, near and long-term performance objectives, and best practices for sustainable construction in the public right-of-way. More… | Hillary Brown EcoSpeakers Info >>
Kills: How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health And Money.
By Joel Hirschhorn. A hard-hitting book with a new market approach for replacing sprawl
with Healthy Places. It explains why America is balanced precariously
on the edge of a cliff, teetering as it looks at two distinct
futures: one in which citizens are empowered as consumers and
voters to get real housing, community and transportation choices
to lead healthier, physically active lives, and another fraught
with obesity, exclusion, worsening traffic, and disappearing greenspace.
Learn how to fight corrupt sprawl politics, identify sprawl shills,
and kill sprawl before it kills you. More... | Joel Hirschhorn EcoSpeakers Info
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