|Bicycling past the Lincoln Memorial on a sunny day in the nation's capital.|
But bikes aren't the only mode of transportation being shared in The District these days. Car sharing service Zipcar now has some competition in D.C. with the recent launch of Car2Go. The subsidiary of Daimler AG features Smart Fortwo microcars that easily fit into the smallest parking spaces and are great for zipping around the city. Plus, unlike Zipcar you can pick up and drop off the Car2Go vehicle at any metered parking space in most places throughout The District city limits. While in D.C. and other cities the Car2Go vehicles are gas-powered, in San Diego and Amsterdam the company launched electric vehicle service with a fleet of Smart Fortwo ED (electric drive) vehicles.
And if you are able to afford Tesla's new Model S Sedan electric vehicle or are driving another EV, it is good to know that there are more public charging stations as the EV charging infrastructure is expanding. There is a charging station at 14th and U Streets that when I stopped by was being used by a Chevy Volt owner. And there is also this artistically designed GE charging station at the Harris Teeter parking garage at the Lee-Harrison shopping center in North Arlington, Virginia. The wind turbine mural is a great visual to along with the charging station.
|Car2Go parked in NoMa neighborhood.|
|Chevy Volt charging at 14th and U Streets.|
|Hybrid parking at Tysons Corner.|
|Bicycle parking at Solar Decathlon.|
|E85 ethanol fueling station on Capitol Hill.|
|Waste vegetable oil into biodiesels bin in Georgetown.|
|Recycling bin at Starbucks in Arlington.|
The first picture is from a protest at the American Petroleum Institute headquarters.
This picture is from a pre-Occupy labor rights rally at the Lincoln Memorial titled One Nation.
And here are two signs from Occupy DC at McPherson Square.
Here is a Flickr photo slideshow with more Green D.C. pictures I've taken over the past couple of years.
Here are Green D.C. videos on my YouTube channel. Videos include everything from the Keystone XL Pipeline protest at the White House to the Dulles Airport Aerotrain people mover system. Click Playlist in the lower left corner to scroll through the 33 videos.