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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024


From autonomous EVs to electric planes, from hydrogen trains to biofuel transportation, check out the most recent developments on how we’re moving transportation towards a more sustainable future in the good news section below.

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Chicago's bike path expansion keeps city on track for a sustainable future

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL STAFF Chicago is preparing to drastically improve its bicycle infrastructure, with plans to build about 47 miles of new bikeways in 2024 alone. This effort is part of a larger pledge to build 150 miles of new and enhanced bikeways over the next few years, Read More...

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Pedestrian deaths show first drop since pandemic, report reveals

THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM After reaching a 40-year peak in 2022, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have finally fallen. According to a survey released Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the incidence of pedestrian fatalities will decrease by 5.4 Read More...

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Air pollution down 40%: a look at a pedestrianized Paris

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Paris will seem very different from how it did ten years ago when the Summer Olympics roll around this summer. Since 2014, Mayor Anne Hidalgo has led a substantial makeover in Paris aimed at reducing vehicle dependence and encouraging greener urban living. Read More...

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Coldplay's sustainable tour triumph: reducing carbon footprint by 59%

Coldplay set a new bar for sustainability in the music industry, reporting an astounding 59 percent reduction in their touring carbon footprint over their previous world tour. This success results from innovative techniques and fan collaboration, all consistent with the band's dedication to Read More...

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NaviLens: championing inclusive urban transport for the blind and visually impaired

Every journey in the fast-paced urban transportation world presents its own obstacles. For people with visual impairments, riding public transit might feel like starting on an undiscovered adventure. Despite these challenges, NaviLens, an app that is transforming the urban transit environment with Read More...

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The leading startups transforming CO2 into everyday wonders

For Stafford Sheehan, a cofounder and chemist at Air Company, perfume-making is more than simply creating an enticing scent. Air Company, established in New York, uses technology that transforms carbon dioxide into ethanol, which is then blended with essential oils and water to create the pale Read More...

European Commission President

European Commission President christens world's first "green shipping container"

On September 14th, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen christened the Laura Maersk, the world's first green container ship, in a historic ceremony. This extraordinary vessel, owned by the Danish business Maersk, is expected to change the future of marine transportation by running Read More...

Electric taxis take flight—

Electric taxis take flight— The greener future of urban air travel

A quiet electric aircraft resembling a bug-like creature glides above the iconic Eiffel Tower and the zinc-grey rooftops of Paris in a stunning spectacle. The Paris area intends to exhibit a small fleet of electric flying taxis during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, clearing the way for a Read More...

Denmark introduces green taxe

Denmark introduces green taxes for aviation sustainability

Denmark recently revealed a bold plan to implement a green tax on air travel beginning in 2025. According to Thomas Danielsen, the country's transportation minister, this taxing proposal intends to reduce the aviation industry's environmental impact and support a transition to eco-friendly methods. Read More...

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Global climate reform: Australia and Norway to stop overseas fossil fuel financing

Australia and Norway have formally joined the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP), a historic alliance aiming at ending international public subsidies for fossil fuels. The CETP, also known as the Glasgow Statement, was launched during COP26 in Glasgow and has grown to include 41 countries Read More...