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Posts Tagged ‘alternative transport’

Local Travel by Bus in Nicaragua: A Slice of Life

  • Heather Rath
  • 15 April 2013

“They hang from the bars like monkeys,” says a Nicaraguan colleague. He’s describing his fellow riders as we discuss the exhausting 1.5-hour one-way trip of about 50 kilometres we undertook daily for two months on a local bus from Granada to the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua, and return.

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Photo of the Week: A Gondolier on the Job, Venice, Italy

  • Cecilia Cambero (photo and text)
  • 12 October 2012

This picture, showing a gondolier during a work break, was taken near St. Mark’s Square, one of the main tourist spots in Venice, Italy. Although the area is always bustling, with people rushing around the place, this picture reflects one of those quiet moments that you can only glimpse when wandering a few corners off the beaten path, in Venice and elsewhere in Italy.

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Video Spotlight: The Man Who Lived On His Bike

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 5 October 2012

Bicycles are more than just another mode of transportation. They have become a lifestyle for anyone who shares the same passion for undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions of man. Guillaume Blanchet spent 382 days riding through the streets of Montreal, Canada, to compile this video as a tribute to his father, yet it speaks to everyone for whom riding a bike has become a part of life.

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Video Spotlight: Cycling Japan’s Abandoned Rail

  • Paul Tavner
  • 22 July 2012

Cycling Japan’s Abandoned Rail is a short film in which an American couple explore the abandoned railway lines of Hokkaido, looking into what’s still out there following widespread rail closures of the 1980s. Travelling through rural Japan via bike, they uncover a lost history that tells a fascinating tale that few outside of Japan itself will ever know.

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In Napoleon’s Tracks: A New Bicycle Travel Experience from Lithuania to Russia

  • Peter King
  • 15 June 2012

Bikes don’t have to be slow, but there is no better form of slow travel than by bike. There are also few means of journeying that let you experience a place more fully – every bump in the road, drop of rain and heartfelt small-town reception. So if you’ve got time during the last two weeks in August 2012, registration is now open for Recycle History, an exciting new bike ride from Lithuania to Russia.

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Global Responsible Transport Service, Green Path Transfers, Rolls Across Europe

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 27 April 2012

Given the size and scope of Europe, visitors often only see what’s presented on packaged travel itineraries. They never experience the plenty that awaits independent travellers who choose to explore the continent at their own pace. For the earth-conscious, Green Path Transfers now offers secure, reliable and competitively priced 100-percent carbon-offset transport in key destinations in Europe and well beyond.

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Video Spotlight: CERN Announces Launch of Affordable Teleport Technology

  • Paul Tavner
  • 1 April 2012

For far too long, travelling the world has meant relying on costly and unsustainable air travel operators to transport us to our destinations. Now, with the introduction of this new technology our ability to travel freely and easily has taken a huge leap forward. Looking forward, this technology will allow us to visit any destination in the world, without having to stop and worry about our carbon footprint.

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The Coolest New Developments in Alternative Transportation

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 26 October 2011

Scientists have sounded a clear and very loud warning: climate change is a reality. With the transportation industry as one of the biggest sources of global warming–inducing CO2 emissions, what will it take to build a more sustainable transportation industry that is less dependent on fossil fuels? Looking ahead into this brave new world of alternative transport, we bring to you some of the better (but also weirder and wilder) ideas and conveyances of the future.

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Green Path Transfers Speeds Past 100

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 8 October 2011

Not too long ago, we reported that Green Path Transfers, the WHL Group’s global, eco-friendly airport transfer and ground transportation network, had notched up 50 destinations in more than 30 countries. Well, the pace hasn’t lifted. Not long after saluting its six-month anniversary, Green Path Transfers took brief note of its 100th destination and then plunged tirelessly onward.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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