Posts tagged with 'bicycle culture'
Friday Fun: Jeans for Bike Commuters by Levi's
Friday Fun: Jeans for Bike Commuters by Levi's
Levi Strauss & Co., creator of Levi’s brand of denim jeans, designed a new product, optimized specifically for the needs of the urban commuter cyclist. The “Commuter” series of jeans by Levi’s features fabric and construction upgrades that increase mobility ...
New Report: The British Cycling Economy
New Report: The British Cycling Economy
A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists. The 24-page report investigates the factors that have all played ...
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on August 16, 2011.  After Brazil’s President Rousseff created Way to School, a national program that provides 100,000 donated bikes and helmets to students in public schools, the federal government took ...
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
In an article last week for the Guardian’s Bike Blog, Jane Madembo relived her experience as a public transit and bicycle commuter in Zimbabwe. In the article, Madembo explains that public transport was scarce in the low-density, suburban areas where ...
Boston's Hubway
Boston's Hubway
After spending several years abroad focused on Asia’s urban centers, it was heartening to return to find my hometown making progress in sustainable transportation. On July 28, the city of Boston launched New Balance Hubway, the fifth major bike share system ...
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
A new short video by Streetfilms, a project of OpenPlans, shows the immense success and the rapidly rising popularity of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program. Deemed the largest bikeshare program in the United States, with 1,100 bicycles and 110 stations, ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Rush Hour in the Netherlands
Friday Fun: Bicycle Rush Hour in the Netherlands
There is nothing fun about rush hour, unless bicycles are involved. Here are two videos of rush hour from Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The first one is from 2011 and the second is from 2010. Netherlands ...
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