Topic: Transportation

Utahns are turning the key: Eleven years in, the Idle Free campaign has caught hold

Do you ever find yourself sitting in your car with the engine running? Sure, we are probably all guilty of idling from time to time. Idling, however, is one of the easiest behavior …

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I Don’t Brake for the Environment

Pretty pretty Nissan Leaf with Tenessee plates Talk about “song-in-you-head. As we approached the 2018 Nissan Leaf the salesman points out the manufacturer’s Tennessee plates. John …

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CATALYST test drives a Chevy Bolt EV

An electric car can work with your solar panels for an overall lower carbon footprint. Perhaps the most important part of owning and managing a solar system of your own (SSOYO) is …

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VW Deception Redux (and Come-Uppance)

Thanks to an allocation of about $35 million from the Volkswagen Settlement, Utah has a unique opportunity to replace some old dirty diesel equipment with new, cleaner models. You …

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More Cars, Less Pollution

Despite more drivers on the road, Tier 3 vehicles and fuel standards will lower emissions in Utah. If you’re concerned about the Salt Lake Valley’s air quality, you probably know t …

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Economic benefits of “active transportation”

Government spending on walking and biking can have big paybacks in the form of health benefits, tourism, sales of goods and services, increased real estate values and greenhouse ga …

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West Davis Corridor comments due August 31

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Davis Corridor, 19 miles of new freeway that slices through human comm …

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Cleaner cars, cleaner air

Cleaner cars, cleaner air Have you noticed those PZEV labels on new cars? That stands for “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” and it’s a big deal for Utah air quality. After the 2017 …

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Love Your Lungs: I’d Rather Be Reducing My Carbon Footprint

The most important thing to remember about our inversions is that the air is dangerous to breathe. And not just a little dangerous, as if the damage you do to your lungs will heal …

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Bike to school

As recent as 1966, nearly 45% of students walked or rode a bicycle to school and only about 15% caught a ride in a family vehicle, said Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Uta …

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Think Clean Air

By the time you read this, our community may have a few more good ideas on how to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. The $45K Utah Clean Air Innovation Contest, ending No …

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Like the bike?

Like what Bike Utah is doing? Consider supporting the non-profit’s noble goal of increasing bicycle ridership in Utah by becoming a member. Besides that warm fuzzy feeling, member …

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Briefly Noted: November 2016

What’s new around town. Utah’s first art therapy studio opens in Millcreek While adult coloring books and “wine and paint nights” are trending, one of three Utah board-certified ar …

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Environews: They built a better road

Mia Love has it wrong re. Doug Owens and the Legacy Highway Utah Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT-4) has been running misleading attack ads against challenger Doug Owens (D) over his r …

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bus

It’s not that the bus has never let me down. It’s hard to forgive that one particular bus driver last winter who blew past without stopping while I was waiting at night in a blizza …

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