Posts tagged with 'bicycle infrastructure'
Cyclists ride in Copenhagen
How bicycle-friendly is your city?
Cyclists ride in Copenhagen, the second most bike-friendly city in the world. Photo by Copenhagenize Design Co. Last month, Copenhagenize Design Co., a consulting firm specializing in bicycle advocacy, announced their ranking of the 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the ...
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
Urban Bikeway Design Guide for U.S. Cities
New York City Transportation Commissioner and current NACTO president Janette Sadik-Khan, along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, today announced the print release of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the preeminent resource for designing and engineering bikeways in ...
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine started the first stages of building new cycling routes for the city’s bicycle commuters. The Executive Committee of the City of Lviv approved a 9-year implementation plan for the city’s new cycling infrastructure. ...
Los Angeles Dedicates Car Lane to Bicycles
Los Angeles Dedicates Car Lane to Bicycles
Last week, officials in Los Angeles unveiled the city’s newest bike lane, reports the Los Angeles Times. The 2.2-mile bike lane along 7th Street from Catalina Avenue in Koreatown to Figueroa Street in downtown eliminates an entire car lane and instead ...
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
Bike Culture in New York City: A Long Way to Go
A recent article in The New York Times points to some interesting statistics regarding the vision of transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the increase in cycling in New York City. According to John Pucher, a Rutgers University professor who studies ...
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 ...
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
  The rapidly growing car culture in Mumbai has led officials and urban planners to compromise pedestrian infrastructure for car-centric and congestion-easing strategies. According to the Times of India, although 44 percent of citizens walk some distance to work, the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
An article in this month’s Spokes magazine, calls to question a recent debate on installing Capital Bikeshare stations on the capital’s National Mall. Currently, the National Park Service prohibits Capital Bikeshare stations from being placed on the Mall due to ...
1 Car = 10 Bicycles
1 Car = 10 Bicycles
A version of this post was originally published by Mariana Gil in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on July 13, 2011. How many bikes can you fit in the space occupied by a single car? Never thought about it? The creators of Car Bike Rack, CycleHoop, did and ...
Friday Fun: Vending Machine for Bike Parts
Friday Fun: Vending Machine for Bike Parts
Alex Anderson and Chad Debaker, two “bike people,” created a vending machine that holds bike parts like lights, patch kits and tubes for cycling commuters. Located in Minneapolis, Minn. with only one station and another on the way, the “Bike ...
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
Today marks the first day of the C40 Sao Paulo Summit, an event that brings together Mayors from leading cities around the world in a partnership to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. Organized by C40 (Climate Leadership Group), ...
Friday Fun: Vertical Bike Storage for Urban Centers
Friday Fun: Vertical Bike Storage for Urban Centers
Manifesto Architecture, a New York-based architectural design firm, created a vertical bike storage structure to be installed in underutilized urban spaces.  With bicycling as a growing means of transportation, the project, titled “Bike Hanger,” can help save sidewalk space for ...
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