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Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route

Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route

The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.

Report reveals how citizens are rethinking transportation

Report reveals how citizens are rethinking transportation

Lime surveyed citizens in Berlin, London, New York City, Seattle and Seoul about their pre- and post-Covid-19 lockdown transport choices and how these may impact future decisions.

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Can US cities preserve some of their pandemic environmental gains?

Even if US cities could maintain a 10 per cent drop in traffic volumes in the recovery phase, they could significantly improve their climate impact standing, according to a new study by StreetLight Data.

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Chaired by the mayor of Milan, the task force has been established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis. 

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance

Leeds wants to understand more about its council properties to improve services for citizens and target resources in the right areas.

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

NYC seeks tech solutions to boost support for mental health and tenants’ rights

Up to two winners will be selected for each challenge and they will be eligible to receive $20,000 and pilot their technology in NYC for a year.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Performance Seattle provides data visualisations to help citizens track progress across seven priority areas.

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

Could quantum computing be the key to cracking congestion?

In a joint research pilot, Microsoft and Ford are using quantum-inspired technology to achieve more balanced, less "selfish" routing suggestions.