Turning Yellow Cabs Green

Cities in the C40 climate leadership group from across the globe are looking into improving taxi services, citing them as key to mobility in urban centers.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chair of the C40 group, has vowed to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York. Initiatives beyond the Big Apple in India, Singapore, South Africa, and Turkey generally aim to reduce global carbon emissions, notes TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.

"All of these initiatives are highly varied and seem largely dependent on the reach and role of city governments. It would do many cities well to look at best practices and increase regulations on the taxi industry both as a benefit for the customer, environment and overall city quality of life."

Thanks to Garrett Bradford

Full Story: Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation


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