Recent Posts by Itir
Friday Fun: "Look, No Hands!"
Friday Fun: "Look, No Hands!"
Here is a hilarious video from director Ninian Doff that displays 50 no-handed bike moves. The video is a compilation of  funny gestures like “The MGM Lion,” “The Canoe” and “The Oscar Acceptance Speech” acted out by bicyclists as they ride ...
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
For the very first time, TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” awarded its TED Prize not to an individual but to an idea. The winner was “City 2.0,” an idea dedicated to creating the city of the ...
Winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest
Winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest
In October we wrote about a bicycle and walking photography competition, hosted by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The results are in! The overall winner, who will receive a 10-day biking trip in Tuscany, is Rachel Schell with her ...
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
New Research: Affordability of American Communities Has Declined Since 2000
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a creative think-tank that conducts research on sustainable communities, released the latest version of its Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index with data from the most recent U.S. Census. The updated and expanded H+T® Index ...
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Vatsala makes a living doing housework. After she wakes up, Vatsala goes to the tap to get water, takes a bath, prays, cooks the day’s meals for her family and heads to work using an auto-rickshaw. She gets two days ...
How to Promote Pedestrianism
How to Promote Pedestrianism
In order to encourage walking and re-educate the public on transportation choices, members of a new campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina placed unsanctioned street signs designating the amount of time it takes to travel to key destinations by walking. “Walk ...