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Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
Study finds 83 percent of bike commuters have bike lanes for less than half of their ride. Photo by Richard Masoner.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. BIKE LANE SHORTAGE A British national survey by cycle insurance provider, Cycleguard, finds that 83 percent ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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Sustainable Transport Symposium: European Cities Take the Spotlight
A tram winds down a street in Bremen, Germany. Photo by kaffeeeinstein.
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. In the first day of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium ...
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Seoul Gives Bike Subsidies to Commuters
Seoul, South Korea recently announced transportation subsidies for bicycle commuters, The Korea Times reports. The City also announced plans to repair abandoned bicycles and rent them at no charge to commuters in order to encourage bicycle use. The article reports that the ...
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SeeClickFix Launches Facebook Application
Image via SeeClickFix.
SeeClickFix released a Facebook application to encourage community participation and government accessibility in improving public spaces. Image via SeeClickFix. SeeClickFix, an online forum created to engage residents with community leaders to resolve neighborhood complaints, today announced the launch of a Facebook ...
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Expanding Bike Culture to U.S. College Campuses
University campuses across the U.S. are working to incorporate bicycle culture into the daily lives of students. Photo by straightedge217
Rutgers University-Newark hosted a group bike ride last week to encourage bicycle commuting around campus. Students rode their bikes along the one-mile path to Newark’s Branch Brook Park and past the cherry blossoms, as part of the university’s effort to ...
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Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo. Alexander Chen, a Google developer and a public transit enthusiast, created a real-time melodic visualization of the New York City subway system, using the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s actual subway schedule. Titled, “Conductor,” Chen ...
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Unconventional Wisdom: Integrating Transportation and Energy Policy
With gasoline prices and the effects of greenhouse emissions evermore evident, an integration of transportation, energy and climate policies is critical. Photo by richardmasoner.
The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on transportation, energy and climate policy today in Washington, D.C., in an effort to investigate the role of policy on influencing behavior change and possible policy solutions to the U.S.’s increasing demand on oil. ...
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Happening Now: 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium
The conference is being hosted April 6-8, 2011 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Photo via Sustainable Transport Symposium.
Leaders in sustainable transport from around the world are exploring urban transportation solutions at the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium beginning today in Kocaeli, Turkey. The three-day event is hosted by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, with the support of the Union ...
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New Haven Releases Smart Cycling Handbook
New Haven's "Smart Cycling Handbook" aims to ensure road safety for all commuters. Photo by richardmasoner.
The City of New Haven, Conn. released a Smart Cycling Handbook in order to ensure road safety and traffic education for all commuters. This is a new effort by the city to become a bike-friendly community in light of a growing ...