Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
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 Helmet Benefits The debate on the safety benefits of bike helmets rolls on with new ...
"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a ...
Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
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 LANE SHORTAGE A British national survey by cycle insurance provider, Cycleguard, finds that 83 percent ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Seoul Gives Bike Subsidies to Commuters
Seoul Gives Bike Subsidies to Commuters
Seoul, South Korea recently announced transportation subsidies for bicycle commuters, The Korea Times reports. The City also announced plans to repair abandoned bicycles and rent them at no charge to commuters in order to encourage bicycle use. The article reports that the ...
New Haven Releases Smart Cycling Handbook
New Haven Releases Smart Cycling Handbook
The City of New Haven, Conn. released a Smart Cycling Handbook in order to ensure road safety and traffic education for all commuters. This is a new effort by the city to become a bike-friendly community in light of a growing ...
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Frustrated and unsatisfied with the city’s efforts in promoting bicycle infrastructure, bicycle advocates in Guadalajara, Mexico took action into their own hands by informally painting bike lanes along the city’s roads through a community event called Ciclovía Ciudadana. We reported in the ...
Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Friday Fun: BYOBL! Bring Your Own Bike Lane
Altitude Inc., a Boston-based design firm, released the prototype for a laser-projected bike lane to accompany cyclists during night trips. Alex Tee and Evan Grant, the engineers behind the concept, designed the tool to ensure safety for cyclists by making ...
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Bicycles Empower Women and Boost Economic Development in Uganda
Over 200 Ugandan women met in Buhoma,Uganda to learn how to ride and repair bicycles in an effort to promote bicycling and provide economic development opportunities. Ride 4 a Woman (R4W), a nonprofit organization focused on economically and socially empowering ...
Contraflow Bike Lanes Deemed Acceptable by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration
Contraflow Bike Lanes Deemed Acceptable by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) confirmed contraflow bike lanes with proper signage and pavement markings as permissible under the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). MUTCD is a periodically updated set of national standards for all traffic control devices ...
Research Recap, March 21: New Car Emissions, Support for Bike Lanes, Transit-Oriented Development
Research Recap, March 21: New Car Emissions, Support for Bike Lanes, Transit-Oriented Development
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Continued Decline in U.K. New Car Emissions Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new U.K. cars ...
Toronto Set to Launch Bike-Sharing Program
Toronto Set to Launch Bike-Sharing Program
A new bike-sharing program, called BIXI (short for “bicycle-taxi,”) will be installed in Toronto starting May 2011. Currently, the system has been operating in Montreal, Canada, since its inception in May 2009.  Although the program is not expected to begin until ...
Vote Now for Active Cities, Healthy Cities!
Vote Now for Active Cities, Healthy Cities!
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org: A new online competition, Active Cities, Healthy Cities, was launched today to raise awareness of cities in Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to sustainable transport, the environment, and creating a healthy lifestyle for their citizens. ...
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