Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
About half of the world now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050, with most urban growth projected to occur in developing countries. As people move to cities at this unprecedented pace ...
Friday Fun: The Transportation Resolution
Friday Fun: The Transportation Resolution
What are your transportation resolutions for the New Year? If you don’t have one, here are some ideas that have been circulating online for the past couple of weeks. Drive Less California newspaper MercuryNews of Silicon Valley suggests “have a car-free ...
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
Taking your bike on public transit can be a huge hassle, or often, not an option at all. Specially designed accommodations for bicyclists are usually severely limited, and on certain bus, train and metro systems, bikes are only allowed on ...
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Women in cities all over the world bear the burden of constantly having to strategize in order to remain safe, comfortable and secure in the face of sexual harassment by men on overcrowded public transport. Depending on their profession, geography and ...
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Bikers in snowy cities across the Northern Hemisphere are embracing the winter and turning their cycles into snowmobiles. Here are some tips if you plan to keep biking despite the weather: Clean your bike thoroughly, especially if the roads are ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Arlington ...
Friday Fun: Scrapertown
Friday Fun: Scrapertown
Scrapertown, a film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari for Californiaisaplace.com. “[It] is definitely a process, and that process is definitely for the kids so they can get their mind off of what’s really goin’ on on these streets,” says ...
Bye Bye Bikeshare, See You Next Spring
Bye Bye Bikeshare, See You Next Spring
UPDATE, 12/15/10: Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C. has announced the Winter Weather Warrior contest. To the Capital Bikeshare annual or monthly member with the most trips taken from January 1- February 28 goes a three-year extension of his/her membership, two ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
A team from Hamburg, Germany, as part of a competition, developed a design for a highly secure bike lock. The locks looks like they would be very expensive to make and far too heavy to take on bike rides. You ...
WANTED: Bike Share in New York City!
WANTED: Bike Share in New York City!
New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for private companies to provide a bike share system for the city with hopes of implementation by the spring of 2012. The bike ...
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
The Royal Netherlands Embassy hosted a two-day series of workshops, known as ThinkBike, in Washington, D.C. last week, bringing together Dutch bicycling experts, local transportation planners, engineers, advocates and cyclists to plan and discuss how to improve biking in the nation’s capital. The ...
Friday Fun: The Search for Stylish Helmets
Friday Fun: The Search for Stylish Helmets
As bicycling proliferates, it appears less riders are wearing helmets. In the U.S. half of all riders wear a helmet for a least some trips and only 35 percent for all trips. A Streetsfilm on Vélib’, Paris’ bikeshare program, shows ...
Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
The concept of the “Do-It-Yourself” (D.I.Y.) city is far more complex than stereotypes of young people pasting posters to walls or hastily drawing bike markers on streets. Take, for example, our post on Latino New Urbanism about how immigrants are shaping ...
Mapnificent: How Far Can You Go in 15 Minutes?
Mapnificent: How Far Can You Go in 15 Minutes?
Above is an image of areas in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C., specifically at Meridian Street and 14th Street, that are accessible within 15 minutes, thanks to a new mapping tool called Mapnificent, powered by Google Maps. Mapnificent is less ...
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