Category Archives: Human Power

Follow the electric motorcycles and their homegrown solution to Washington

Our plan is to retrace the route of the automotive CEOs who went to Washington DC asking for government loans. But instead of looking for aid, we’d like to present President Obama with a homegrown solution to the transportation crisis. … Continue reading

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A rail trail bridge blazes new routes

It’s a partnership of public and private forces bridging a gap. It’s a path connecting city and country. It’s a gas free commuter route to center city York; an oil free way to get out of town for the weekend … Continue reading

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Amendment dies that may have cut rail trail funding

The Senate defeated Amendment 2371 by a margin of 59-39. railstotrails.org Casey (PA) and Specter (PA) voted to preserve funding.

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Rail trails vs. banks and health care corporations

Rail trails are as much about recreation as much as they are about potential. Strips of public land interconnected for moving people and whatever else the mind can dream of centuries from now. Hard decisions to be made in the … Continue reading

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Rail trail funding threatened by Amendment

Today, Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.) issued two amendments to the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. If passed, these amendments would eliminate the majority of available federal funds for trails, walking and bicycling. Amendment … Continue reading

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Shared bikes for downtown

Codo is partnering with Gung Ho Bikes in North York to provide five bikes for Codo residents to share. Tenants can use the bicycles to get to work, run errands or cruise the York County Heritage Rail Trail. The program … Continue reading

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Giant’s Hybrid cycling

Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, CA, has called it’s battery/motor assisted bicycle “hybrid” because unlike a vehicle solely propelled by an electric motor, the Giant Hybrid is designed to sense when you need some help and provide stored electrical … Continue reading

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Churches unite to conserve

Rev. Ann Seitz-Brown packs up her bike at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in West Manchester Township to head head home to Paradise Lutheran Church, in Paradise Township, Wednesday. Area churches met for an Energy Conservation for York County Congregation program … Continue reading

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Bicycling wastes gas ?

The idea is that eating some foods, like meat, uses more fossil fuel than driving a car, so a bicyclist consuming food uses more fossil fuel than driving a car. bicycleuniverse.info I don’t know where a sedentary person who gorges … Continue reading

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Generate electricity with your knee

Researchers from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have developed a device worn much like a knee brace that generates electricity from the natural motion of walking. The device harvests energy from the end of a walker’s step, when the … Continue reading

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