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The UN secretary general, António Guterres, addresses the closing meeting of the 73rd session of the United Nations general assembly at the UN headquarters on 16 September. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

‘We’re Losing the Race’: UN Secretary General Calls Climate Change an ‘Emergency’

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This story originally appeared in The Guardian. It is republished here as part of Streetsblog’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 300 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. The UN secretary general says that he is counting on public pressure to compel governments to take much stronger action against what […]

Archive: How Much Can Bicycling Help Fight Climate Change? A Lot, If Cities Try

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A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy attempts to measure the potential of bikes and e-bikes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ITDP’s conclusion, in short: Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation 11 percent. The authors calculated the carbon emissions reduction that could result if cities around the world make a strong, sustained […]
Park Ranger Eric Knopinski uses a radar gun to clock the speed of a cyclist on the Cherry Creek Trail.

Cyclist Crash on Trail Shows Need for More Bike Infrastructure

A bicycle rider is in critical condition after a high-speed, head-on collision with another cyclist who was also injured Tuesday evening on the Cherry Creek Trail, according to the Denver Post. But as more downtown workers choose to bike, bicycle traffic on the Cherry Creek Trail has grown and the crash highlights the urgent need for […]