Posts tagged with 'walking'
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It's time we start considering bike sharing programs, like London's Barclays Cycle Hire, as part of a city's public transit mix. Photo by duncan c.
Bike Sharing: The Newest Mode of Public Transport
With bike sharing systems popping up all over the world, it’s about time we look critically at the role these systems can play in a city’s urban fabric and transportation system. While bikes have been an integral part of the ...
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There are a number of barriers to a successful public bike sharing program in Pune, India, one of them being a disorganized and hard-to-navigate streetscape. Hopefully, a public-private partnership to develop the program will lead to success. Photo by Jean Garcin.
How to Make Bike Sharing Successful in Pune, India
In our previous post about the challenges of building metro rail in Indian cities, we wrote about the environmental organization Parisar and its work to resolve some tough issues, such as corruption and transparency, displacement of people, financing and costs, affordability, and ...
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"Naked Streets" Without Traffic Lights Improve Flow and Safety
Portishead is a coastal town in England about 120 miles west of London. The town of 22,000 people experimented with turning its traffic lights off on a major road in September 2009. Despite the traffic chaos, the streets still seemed ...
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Kids bicycling in Lima, Peru. Photo by Luca
New Bicycling Policy In Peru Paves Way For Safer Streets
A new national level policy issued in Lima, Peru on October 8 gives priority to strong biking legislation in Peru.  The press release (translated here in English) explains key components of the legislation: “In order to comply with this standard, ...
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A screenshot of the iphone app.
More on Apps: The Bike Doctor For Your Phone
Are computers and technology making us smarter or stripping us of our ability to solves problems on our own? With a new smartphone app for the Android and iPhone, called BikeDoctor, you can tap a button and diagnose an issue ...
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AAA moves to biker assistance in Oregon and Idaho. Photo by Jonathan Maus.
On the Road Conveniences for Bike Riders
About a year ago, AAA, announced that it’s long-time car-only roadside assistance plan will now feature services for roadside bicycles in Oregon and Idaho.  AAA, a 50 million member n0n-profit auto lobbying group founded in 1902, is a federation of 51 ...
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