Transportation | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 3
Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024

Experimental study finds CBD a

Experimental study finds CBD alone doesn’t impair driving ability

The two most prominent chemicals in cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is primarily associated with the plant’s psychoactive euphoric effects, while CBD is non-psychoactive and has been found to treat various medical conditions from epilepsy to anxiety. As the Read More...

Virgin Hyperloop completes fir

Virgin Hyperloop completes first test run with passengers aboard

The promise of hyperloop travel is that it will allow humans to cut down travel time dramatically by using magnetically levitating pods to propel people through near-vacuum tubes. These pods are designed to eventually hit speeds of around 745 mph, which would make it possible to travel from Los Read More...

sustainable supersonic jet

Sustainable supersonic jets could soon take to the skies

In 1947, the first supersonic jet took to the skies, with American pilot Chuck Yeager becoming the first to break the sound barrier. To make the technology mainstream, the British and French governments joined forces to create the Concorde: the first commercial-sized supersonic jet capable of Read More...

Study: Electric vehicles reall

Study: Electric vehicles really are cheaper to own than gas-powered cars

A new study from Consumer Reports (CR) indicates that the most popular electric vehicles are less expensive to own over their lifespans when compared to the best gas cars in their respective classes. But while you might think the price difference comes down to fuel savings, there is another huge Read More...

America now has a stretch of h

America now has a stretch of highway paved with recycled plastic

A newly repaved stretch of highway in Oroville, California, looks like an ordinary road. But it’s the first highway in the country to be paved in part with recycled plastic—the equivalent of roughly 150,000 plastic bottles per mile of the three-lane road. The change in materials makes the Read More...

Increased bike sales in the UK

Increased bike sales in the UK show cycling is here to stay

More and more people are taking advantage of walking and biking to get out of the house and safely enjoy some fresh air and for many people, biking is here to stay. Bike shops across the UK can’t stock up as fast as they’re selling out and demand for repairs has skyrocketed.  Bike shops Read More...

Cities that implement bike-sha

Cities that implement bike-share programs see more people bike to work

In the past decade, bike-sharing systems have exploded in popularity across America. Whereas there were only four US cities with a bike-sharing system in 2010, over 50 cities had a bike-share system by 2016. The often brightly colored bikes with whimsical company names promise city dwellers an Read More...

How COVID-19 is reshaping our

How COVID-19 is reshaping our cities

COVID-19 is changing the shape of our cities. We have talked about cities like Oakland which are closing streets for pedestrians and the expansion of bike lanes in New York and Bogotá. The pandemic is continuing to revolutionize how people get around. Here are some ways our metropolitan areas are Read More...

Amsterdam’s classy canal boa

Amsterdam’s classy canal boats are going electric ahead of diesel ban

Transitioning from vehicles powered by fossil fuels to electric vehicles doesn’t mean we have to lose the classic aesthetic of old cars and boats. To see what we mean, just look to Amsterdam where the famous canal boats have been getting a clean makeover. Building an entirely new electric canal Read More...

Aerospace engineers in Holland

Aerospace engineers in Holland are designing a fuel-efficient V-shaped airplane

Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to more than 2.5 percent of the world’s total carbon footprint. In an attempt to make a dent in this carbon-heavy industry, researchers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have teamed up with Dutch Read More...