Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
We recently addressed car-centric orientations and designs of urban areas and the associated road safety and economic concerns. But the car as an object took a backseat in the discussions. But lest we neglect the opportunity this week, we’re dedicating ...
Lyon, France, introduced the most recent "3+" bike-sharing generation. Photo by juicebox013.
Four generations of bike-sharing
Looking back at Amit Bhatt’s presentation on Financially Sustainable Public Bike-Sharing at Transforming Transportation 2013, I thought I would share with you the key moments and generations in the history of bike-sharing. Although it appears like a new trend, bike-sharing ...
More cars in China is not the solution. Photo by anastas.
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China’s Urban Transport in 2013 (Part Two)
This blog post is part of a 2-day series. We invite you to check part one. Could Chinese cities develop more sustainable mobilities? Today we explore China’s biking renaissance and multi-modal integration. Trend 4 – Biking Renaissance The past two ...
The future of China in transport is not through more cars. Photo by Ol.v!er [H2vPk].
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China's Urban Transport in 2013 (Part One)
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
New York City's bike lanes bring mobility, economic vitality.
Research Recap, November 12th: Bike Lanes Yield Growth, Baby Boomers Driving Less, Transit Favors the Skilled in D.C.
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 Lanes Boost Mobility and Local Economy New York City’s extensive and sometimes contentious bike lane ...
Tactical Urbanism - Cities Built By People For People
Tactical Urbanism – Cities Built By People For People
  Tactical urbanism, or “D.I.Y. urbanism” is the small scale- and usually low cost- implementation of urban improvements in the public space. Mike Lydon, one of the co-authors of Tactical Urbanism, elucidated the so called “pop-up” urban revitilization projects yesterday as ...
Friday Fun: Swimming To Work In London?
Friday Fun: Swimming To Work In London?
Though it is not unheard of for commuters to invent fun, innovative and quirky commuting strategies via boat or plane, designers in London attempted to reinvent the wheel for commuters with speedos. The Lido Line, a proposed reinvention of the ...
Lessons for Brazil from the British Cycling Economy
Lessons for Brazil from the British Cycling Economy
This post was originally featured on TheCityFix Brasil by guest contributor, Simon Robinson. Bradley Wiggins, winner of this year’s Tour de France, decimated the field this summer with his win in the time trial at Hampton Court Palace, and this ...
Friday Fun: Kickstart Bicycle Innovation!
Friday Fun: Kickstart Bicycle Innovation!
Earlier this month, TheCityFix brought you Izhar Gafni’s $9 cardboard bike. The cheap and fibrous creation keeps good company in the world of innovative pedaling. This week, we’re highlighting a few that you can even invest in on Kickstarter.com. The web-based crowdfunding tool ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil. Urban cycling has become ever more popular and has even entered recent Armani advertising campaigns as a symbol of youth, fitness and sex appeal. However, no matter ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Library in Copenhagen
Friday Fun: Bicycle Library in Copenhagen
What if you could check out a bike like a book from a library shelf? The question, thanks to the Bicycle Innovation Lab, is not “if” but “where.” The Copenhagen cykelbiblioteket, or, in English, “Bicycle Library,” will loan you a bike for ...
A New Ciclovía Comes to Trujillo, Peru
A New Ciclovía Comes to Trujillo, Peru
On Sunday, Trujillo, Peru will launch its first ciclovía, literally translated to “bike path” in Spanish, an event that will temporarily close down streets to cars and opening them to cyclists and pedestrians alike. Turning cars away, even for a ...
Worldwide Cycle Superhighways: Copenhagen, London, New York
Worldwide Cycle Superhighways: Copenhagen, London, New York
  City planners in Copenhagen launched a new “cycle superhighway” in April, extending from the western suburb of Albertslund into the city proper.  This route is the first of 26 planned routes set to comprise a 300-kilometer (186-mile) system. The ...
Could Bike Sharing Work in Jaipur?
Could Bike Sharing Work in Jaipur?
Co-written by Sushant Sudhir. This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Public bicycle sharing (PBS) is an innovative platform comprising short-term bicycle rental schemes in which bicycles can ...
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