National Bike Month: A mid-‘70s ‘my way and the highway’ ride of fond recall

The entire month of May in America is National Bike Month. It isn’t just about bikes. It’s about bicycling also. One great thing about bikes is they are non-air-polluting. What I also find remarkable is that on many of America’s 4 million roadway miles, bicyclist and motorist alike peacefully coexist. In fact, on some thoroughfares where there is just … Read more

eMission control – Focus: Bikeways

In the “eMission control – Focus:” series, covered so far have been: roadways, railways, the past, present and future, airways, seaways and transitways, though, maybe not in that order. So far, the journey has been interesting. On tap today is “eMission control – Focus: Bikeways” and what I thought I’d do is chronicle one bike trip in … Read more

CATS: Grand Canyon Railway a ‘Lean, Clean and Green’ machine

Number 14 in the Clean Air Technologies Series. If I mention the National Park Service (NPS) what draws to mind? Conjured up images of environmental sustainability? How about awards presentation? Probably neither, correct? First order of business here is the subject of environmental stewardship. I ask: is it not the preservation of open spaces, scenic vistas and the … Read more

Clean air, Santa Fe style

The city in America having the cleanest air, according to the American Lung Association (ALA), is Santa Fe, the capital of the “Land of Enchantment” – New Mexico. I’ve been there but once, late last spring, in fact. When I visited, there was a fierce wind blowing. Even with the strong gale, it was amazingly … Read more