In the end, phasing out gas-powered cars will be nice for our lungs and bad for Big Oil; but it won’t solve all our problems and it could create new ones.
“We’re not moving the mode split that quickly on transit, so we’re not reducing congestion, and we’re not reducing carbon… I think there is a chance to see a more dramatic move by people with cars.” — Bob Van Brocklin, Oregon Transportation Commission chair
Event Name: 2011 Human Power Challenge Event Start Date: 28 May 2011 Start Time: 8:00:00 AM Web Site: http://www.ohpv.org/HPC/index.html Event Description: Oregon Human Powered Vehicles Presents: The 12th Annual Human Power Challenge (HPC) The event will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29, 2011 at Portland International Raceway (PIR) in Portland, Oregon. … Read more
To say there’s momentum in our region for electric vehicles would be a major understatement. Last week, the Portland City Council voted to accept the recommendations in Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way, a report (PDF) on EVs that lays out a strategy for integrating more battery-powered cars into our city.