Posts tagged with 'cycling advocacy'
Going Dutch: 3 Key Lessons to Spur Biking in Your City
Going Dutch: 3 Key Lessons to Spur Biking in Your City
For many, the first thought that comes to mind about the Netherlands is crowded bicycle racks and bike-savvy commuters. The country has set the global standard for good practices in bike policy, infrastructure and engagement to make cycling a safe ...
New York City’s Vision Zero approach to road safety makes streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and serves as a best practice for cities around the world. Photo by Moe_NYC/Flickr.
How advocacy creates safer streets and saves lives: A Q&A with Paul Steely White
TheCityFix recently interviewed Paul Steely White – Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives – regarding the organization’s role in successfully advocating for New York City to adopt a “Vision Zero” approach to road safety. First adopted in Sweden, Vision Zero is ...
Danish Cops Give Out Hugs and Helmets
Danish Cops Give Out Hugs and Helmets
Looks like you don’t have to be cruel to be kind, after all. In an effort to increase helmet use and show that they care, Danish police officers stopped bicyclists and offered hugs, as well as helmets. This 2009 campaign to promote ...
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. ...
Celebrate World Carfree Day!
Celebrate World Carfree Day!
Every September 22 is World Carfree Day, a global, annual celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution produced by cars. It is a chance for the world to liberate itself from the car-dominated society ...
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 ...
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A Rise in Fatal Cycling Accidents in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 25, 2011.  Bicycles are a great ally in the fight for healthier communities through sustainable transport. However, a survey by the Department of Transit ...
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 ...
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Washington prepares for Obama’s inauguration. Photo by martinstelbrink of Flickr. Plans for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, scheduled for Jan. 20, have caused local transport groups in the Washington, D.C. area to consider new and flexible options to help travelers commute ...
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