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Iowa City is a Zipcar.com Location

24 August 2012

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In August of 2012, Iowa City became a Zipcar.com location. For about $25 per year, you can be a member of the Zipcar.com community, giving you instant access to cars in many major metropolitan areas. [Join Now] Zipcar Cost. Zipcar rentals are by the hour or by the day (about $9/hour or $66/day). The cost may vary depending […]

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TREK Streetwise LS U-Lock – Bicycle Security

28 June 2012

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The TREK Streetwise LS U-Lock for bicycle security is a good choice. When purchasing a U-Lock, it’s important to choose one with extra length for times when bicycle racks are crowded, or access to a pole is obstructed. A longer lock can make it easier to include the front tire when locking up, or even accommodate […]

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Bicycle Wisdom: This one runs on fat and saves you money… This one runs on money and makes you fat.

30 September 2011

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Transportation > Life Mobility Summary. The commitment to be a full-time cyclist begins long before you purchase a bicycle. It begins with a choice to live within a bicycle-ride-distance from work, home, shopping, school, and friends. The results are transformational: less noise pollution less land pollution less water pollution money savings weight loss better cardio vascular […]

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Division 43 by DR Horton – Sustainable and Walkable Small New Urbanism Community in Portland, Oregon

27 September 2011

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Housing > Small House Society Division 43 Small, Sustainable, and Walkable New Urbanism Community in Portland, Oregon by D.R. Horton Our micro homes are a conscious commitment to a different way of building and living. The home designs are built with reclaimed and sustainable materials and share community resources. Division 43 is a 29-unit complex […]

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Volkswagen New Beetle (Bug) Evaluation and Test Drive

4 March 2010

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Effective Living > Life Mobility > Small Car Society Summary. This document presents a review of the Volkswagen Beetle. The vehicle tested was a 2008 VW Beetle rental car (from Enterprise) with 35,000 miles on it. Feedback. Comments and corrections are welcome, so feel free to contact us. Features. The most noteable features of the […]

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Simply Car-Free by Tammy Strobel is the Ultimate Guide to Bicycling as Transportation

1 March 2010

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Effective Living > Mobility | Activism > Environment Summary. Simply Car-Free by Tammy Strobel is a comprehensive guide to car-free living. Click here to learn more or buy now. Biking Benefits. Choosing to live close to your work makes it possible to ride a bicycle (or walk) for daily commuting. This simple life decision is […]

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Safe at Any Speed – Higher Driving Speed Limits Do Not Result in More Accidents

9 February 2010

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Effective Living > Mobility Summary. Studies now show that faster speed limits are not necessarily unsafe. In fact, they may be more safe than lower speed limits. However, irrational thinking is starting to result in some equally irrational driving related legislation. For example, some states are passing laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving, […]

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The Fun Theory Initiative by Volkswagen – Piano Stairs Video

31 October 2009

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Activism > Training | Effective Living > Life Mobility Summary. The Fun Theory, at TheFunTheory.org, is an initiative of Volkswagen that demonstrates how the enjoyability factor is an essential element in designing products that will inspire and motivate people to use them. Innovation. Volkswagen is to the automobile industry what Apple is to the world of computers and […]

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Iowa City Ecocabs at ICEcocabs.com Bicycle Rickshaw Pedicabs

14 June 2009

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Iowa City | Effective Living > Life Mobility Summary. In an ideal world transportation would be completely non-polluting, small, safe, quiet, inexpensive, healthy, fun, and fueled by water and renewable organic foods. Welcome to an ideal world. Welcome to Iowa City Eco Cabs. Contact. Below are the contact details for Iowa City EcoCabs. Vik & […]

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Small Car Society Report on the Financial Decline of General Motors, Ford, and Large Vehicle Manufacturers

7 June 2009

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Activism > Small Car Society Summary. Over the past ten to fifteen years, consumers have loudly spoken by purchasing smaller more efficient cars. During that same time period, numerous reports, studies, focus groups, and research projects all provided the same conclusive and incontrovertible advice: small cars are the wave of the future. This is a […]

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Small Car Society – Press Release

5 June 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 5 June 2009 ResourcesForLife.com Launches the Small Car Society Iowa City, Iowa |12:18 PM Summary. ResourcesForLife.com announced the launch of the Small Car Society. After decades in development, the unveiling of the Small Car Society comes at a time when thse use of small cars is on the rise as people […]

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Benefits and Safety of Tiny Little Micro Small Mini Cars Such as the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris

27 May 2009

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Effective Living > Life Mobility “Sometimes big problems are best solved using small solutions.” Summary. Generally speaking, little tiny micro small mini cars have many advantages. They offer better maneuverability and easier parking. Better fuel efficiency, and fewer resources used in production make small cars environmentally friendly. Small cars are inexpensive to purchase, insure, and […]

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Dakar the Movie – Rally Auto Sport Racing – Film Video Movie Review Commentary Trailer Preview

10 May 2009

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Life Mobility | Video Summary. Dakar the Movie is a movie about the Dakar Rally racing event [Wikipedia] named after Dakar, the capitol city of Senegal in Western Africa. The movie is intensely poetic and artistically produced with beautiful landscapes and compelling soundtrack. The camera focus shifts from the smallest detail, such as an insect, […]

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Truth in 24 – Audi R10 TDI Documentary – 2008 Le Mans Grand Prix De France – Movie Film Video Review Trailer

9 May 2009

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Life Mobility | Video In the 2008 movie Truth in 24, Audi teamed up with NFL Films and Intersport to produce an award-winning one-hour and 38-minute documentary about the Audi R10 TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) racing car (replaced by the Audi R15 TDI in 2009). The movie also offers a very nice overview of Le […]

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Kingfisher Airlines of India Fares Review of Ticket Flight Booking Travel

18 February 2009

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Effective Living > Mobility Summary. Kingfisher Airline of India is perhaps one of the best airlines in the world for the reasons described below. For those involved in the industries of hospitality, air travel, hotels, or any similar business, it would be a good investment to fly to India and travel with Kingfisher to learn about […]

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T. Boone Pickens Plan for Solar, Wind, and Natural Gas Power Future Sustainability

25 August 2008

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Activism > Environment > Power Summary. The United States represents 4% of the world’s population, yet consumes 25% of the world’s oil. We’re using 21 million barrels of oil every day. Over 70% of our oil usage is imported. That’s 700 billion dollars a year in dollars leaking out of the United States – a situation that will […]

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Bicycle Riding Pant Leg Clips from Active Endeavors in Iowa City Do-it-Yourself

25 April 2008

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Effective Living > Mobility Summary. Pant leg clips for bicycling are typically over priced and not very effective. Velcro leg clips don’t have sufficient elasticity so they may loosen while riding or be too restrictive. Metal bands can be uncomfortable. Rolling pants up doesn’t look very good and causes the pants to get wrinkled. One of the best pant […]

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Whitedog Volvo and Import Auto Sales and Service of Iowa City – Review and Information Page (White Dog)

10 April 2008

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Mobility Summary. This document provides information about Whitedog Volvo and Import Auto Sales and Service of Iowa City. About Volvo. Volvos are considered to be one of the safest and most reliable vehicles available. As a manufacturer, Volvo’s product line is diversified and includes airplanes, automobiles, buses (including hybrid buses for city transit systems), fuel-efficient […]

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