Posts tagged with 'bicyclists'
Urban Biking Advice from Copenhagen, Portland and Beyond
Urban Biking Advice from Copenhagen, Portland and Beyond
Does the future of city transport roll on two wheels? After a nearly three-mile bike ride from World Resources Institute to Washington’s National Press Club, advocates of city cycling offered advice on how to make bicycles a healthy, economical, environmentally ...
How Two Community Groups Are Successfully Fostering Bike Culture in Brazil
How Two Community Groups Are Successfully Fostering Bike Culture in Brazil
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
India's road to safety
The road to safety
This article was originally published in The Indian Express. As Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, announces a package of assistance on road safety through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Safety Initiative, here is an ugly truth: India has one ...
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 ...
Children play in Mumbai, India. Photo by EMBARQ.
5 keys to sustainable development in Indian cities
By Holger Dalkmann and Ashwin Prabhu — this post also appears in WRI Insights Indian cities are urbanizing at an unprecedented scale and pace. Over the next few decades, India’s urban population is expected to increase significantly, from 377 million in 2011 ...
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 ...
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Paris to Allow Cyclists to Run Red Lights
Councilors in Paris, France approved a new rule that would allow bicyclists to run red lights. A result of a three-year campaign by cyclists’ associations, the rule comes after road safety experts deemed it a good measure to cut road ...
Chicago Applies NACTO Urban Bikeway Guidelines
Chicago Applies NACTO Urban Bikeway Guidelines
Last year, the National Association of City Transportation Officials released a technical guide on how to implement bike lanes in urban areas. We now see that Chicago is applying these guidelines to create safe biking paths across the city. We ...
Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference
Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference
The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) is now accepting proposals to present at the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike® conference in Long Beach, Calif. on September 10-13, 2012. Established in 1980, the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® conference is a North ...
No Room for Bicyclists in Small Wisconsin Town
No Room for Bicyclists in Small Wisconsin Town
A small town in Wisconsin has been getting quite a bit of attention for considering a ban on bicyclists and pedestrian traffic from certain roads. A public safety committee in Hull, Wis., a town with a population of only about ...
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Black Carbon Biking Urban cyclist commuters have more black carbon in their lungs than pedestrian commuters, according to ...
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
   Hövding is an invisible bike helmet that inflates like an airbag in the event of a crash. (We previously wrote about it as a “Best of 2010” technological innovation.) Created as an industrial design thesis project by Anna Haupt ...
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 ...
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