The Bond Bike: Cycling for Badasses

Now, here’s a cool one.Who doesn’t want to be like James Bond?One way you can be a little more like this super agent someday (if you have the right connections) is with a “Bond bike.”This is not actually a new bike but a kit to use on your existing bike that will give it the cool ability to easily ride on snow, shoot flames out of your handlebars, and more.  … [Read more...]

Why The U.S. Desperately Needs a Vast High Speed Rail System

china-high-speed-rail

High-speed rail is one of the greenest ways to travel.It uses 1/3 the energy flying uses (per passenger) and 1/5 the energy driving uses (per passenger). It is also super cool, in my humble opinion.High-speed rail (HSR) is moving forward all across the world, but at different... speeds.I just recently received and ran across a couple of new videos on HSR in California and China and thought it would be fun to show both of these here.  … [Read more...]

Cannondale Rolls Out Recycled Bike Apparel

Calling all bicycle riders, lovers, and fanatics.Bike companies are now making apparel that is made anywhere from 42% to 100% out of recycled materials.Whether you are new to the cycling world or have been an avid cyclist for many years you have probably heard of the bike company Cannondale.  … [Read more...]

Walk, Bike, Crawl, or Scoot for World Carfree Day on September 22nd

One of my favorite holidays on the planet is coming up soon -- World Carfree Day.The idea is pretty simple: for this one day, don't use your car!Of course, one goal of the holiday is to show people the benefits of other modes of transportation and show them that these are viable options that they could use more often throughout the year (not just on this one day).As we've written previously here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green, there are a lot of cool things about transit and … [Read more...]

Nissan Leaf Commercial = Hugs From A Polar Bear

If polar bears had a labor union they would probably go on strike until the usage of their white fluffiness as a means to impart environmental guilt came to an end. Nissan's new LEAF commercial is a clever bait and switch that polar bears everywhere would be happy with. Move over Lance Armstrong, it's the polar bears' turn in the Nissan spotlight. Our friends at Ecorazzi say, Nissan has released their latest commercial for the upcoming all-electric LEAF. It features a polar bear searching for … [Read more...]

How Much Does Your Commute REALLY Cost?

A big part of being green is using green transportation. And, as I’ve discussed many times before, using green transportation is not just good for the environment, it’s good for the green in your pocketbook, for your health, and, I would even argue, for your personal happiness. Interestingly, a lot of people don’t consider the transportation options at a house or apartment in much depth before choosing to live there. … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Public Transit Is Cool

Getting around by means of public transit gets a negative rap in the U.S. But I think there are a lot of cool things about public transit that could get more people into it.Here's a list of 7 cool things that come to the top of my mind... … [Read more...]

The Trek Lime: A Bike Anyone Can Ride

There are many great reasons to commute to work on your bike...including some super secret ones you've never realized. If you've decided to join the fun world of bicycle commuting you will definitely need to make sure to have...a bike.Genius eh?If you're somewhat new to the biking world, dont' worry, because I've discovered the ultimate bike for beginners...the Trek Lime. … [Read more...]

Bike Commuting Secrets: 4 Hidden Benefits Of Bike Commuting

You’re driving home from work in stop and go traffic and a cyclist passes you and proceeds up the line of cars.This makes you wonder, “Why don’t I commute on a bicycle as well?” Your mind starts reeling with all of the other well-known benefits of bike commuting:Bike commuting has no carbon footprint. Bike commuting saves you money. Bike commuting helps you lose weight.In addition to those popular reasons, biking helps reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of air … [Read more...]

The ThinBike: Amazingly Simple Bike Design You Wish You’d Have Thought Of

Graham Hill's ThinBike

Have you ever tried to maneuver a bike in tight spaces such as a subway, crowded street, office, or apartment building? Yeah, it's pretty difficult.Well Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger.com, has come up with a new bike design that will solve urban cyclists problems everywhere.Derek Markham says, [Graham's] latest foray into problem-solving, a collaboration with bike manufacturer Schindelhauer bikes, has resulted in what he calls the ThinBike -- a full-sized urban bicycle that all … [Read more...]