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Zinn & the art of road bike maintenance by
Publication Date: 2013
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenanceis the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance.From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities by
Publication Date: 2012
Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States—from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sjöstad—to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation.
Straphanger : saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile by
Publication Date: 2012
Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that can undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and how sustainable urban transportation can create better city living.
AAA and the League of American Bicyclists explain the importance of bike safety and sharing the road.
RideShare Delaware is DART First State's ride matching service. Share the ride with others and fellow workers to help have fewer cars on the road and reduce air pollution.
eRideShare puts the power of the Internet to work, connecting commuters or cross-country travelers going the same way. Put two people together in one car instead of separately in two cars, and the greenhouse emissions are cut in half.
Ecodriving means smarter and more fuel-efficient driving. Ecodriving represents a new driving culture that makes best use of advanced vehicle technologies, while improving road safety. An important component of sustainable mobility, Ecodriving considerably contributes to climate protection and pollution reduction.
This official Web site for ACEEE's (The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Green Book is a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market.
The Union of Concerned Scientists provides consumers and decision makers with the information they need to build a robust economy based on cleaner transportation choices.
The U.S. Department of Energy helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own. Includes information on hybrids and alternative fuels.
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
Provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.
From Mother Earth News. Expert advice on all things green transportation: electric cars, electric bikes, improving gas mileage, hybrid cars, our DIY 100-mpg car, electric car conversions, wood gasification, and more.
Green Vehicle Guide
From US EPA. Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment.
There are so many ways you can reduce your emissions and carbon footprint, and save money, by modifying some of your everyday behaviors. The added benefit: relying less on your vehicle often means you're getting more exercise and living a healthier lifestyle!
DART First State
The mission of DART First State and the Delaware Transit Corporation, an operating division of the Delaware Department of Transportation, is to design and provide the highest quality public transportation services that satisfy the needs of the customer and the community.
SEPTA offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways and Regional Rail (our commuter rail). Daily service to/from Philadelphia and Wilmington and Newark.
Travel green with Amtrak.
This online resource has been designed to provide information about the benefits and importance of public transportation for all Americans.
10 reasons why you should use public transport
These tips discuss the merits of public transportation as well as offer suggestions for how to expand and improve public transportation in your community.
Delaware Bicycle Council
The Delaware Bicycle Council was established in May of 1990 by House Bill 505 to "consider, review and work on matters pertaining to bicycling, bicycle safety and bicycle safety education and to make recommendations to various state agencies."
An independent, non-government, member-supported non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to make bicycling a safe, convenient, and fun transportation option by working in partnership with government, business, and community groups.
League of American Bicyclists
Their mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
International Bicycle Fund
A non-governmental, nonprofit, advocacy organization, providing information and resources promoting sustainable transport and international understanding to make this planet a healthier and happier place to live. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and bicycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.