Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Eugene, OR, Uses BRT With Hybrid Buses To Fight Global Warming

Eugene Oregon Strives to be Carbon Neutral. By Daisuke Wakabayashi
The Birmingham Post, December 26, 2006.

"From an urban forest infused with hiking trails to wetlands housing endangered plants and animals, the natural beauty of Eugene, Oregon, provides a scenic backdrop befitting America's greenest city. Nestled between the Willamette and McKenzie rivers in central Oregon, the city has adopted aggressive environmental policies aimed at conserving energy, using alternative fuels and fostering an industry of green business. Nonetheless, Eugene struggles with many of the same problems facing other growing US cities: urban sprawl, congested roadways and limited public transport... Voters approved a $27.5 million (£14.1 million) bond in November to purchase land to build new parks, upgrade existing ones and expand hiking trails. Green space already accounts for 16 per cent of Eugene's land. Connecting it all will be the city's new rapid transit system of large hybrid-electric buses that run in dedicated lanes."

thanks to:
Climate Crisis Coalition Newsfeed
Tuesday, December 26, 2006


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