Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
A new short video by Streetfilms, a project of OpenPlans, shows the immense success and the rapidly rising popularity of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program. Deemed the largest bikeshare program in the United States, with 1,100 bicycles and 110 stations, ...
Friday Fun: Growing Bamboo Bicycles
Friday Fun: Growing Bamboo Bicycles
Alexander Vittouris from Monash University grew a bamboo bicycle by intervening with the plant’s growth process through a technique called “arborsculpture.” Using a hard skeletal mold, Vittouris forced the natural growth of the bamboo into the shape of a bicycle ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Rush Hour in the Netherlands
Friday Fun: Bicycle Rush Hour in the Netherlands
There is nothing fun about rush hour, unless bicycles are involved. Here are two videos of rush hour from Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The first one is from 2011 and the second is from 2010. Netherlands ...
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
Capital Bikeshare Expansion Stunted on the U.S. National Mall
An article in this month’s Spokes magazine, calls to question a recent debate on installing Capital Bikeshare stations on the capital’s National Mall. Currently, the National Park Service prohibits Capital Bikeshare stations from being placed on the Mall due to ...
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 ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Vending Machine for Bike Parts
Friday Fun: Vending Machine for Bike Parts
Alex Anderson and Chad Debaker, two “bike people,” created a vending machine that holds bike parts like lights, patch kits and tubes for cycling commuters. Located in Minneapolis, Minn. with only one station and another on the way, the “Bike ...
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Risoe Centre released a report on the technologies that can help mitigate climate change in the transport sector. The report, written in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, is part of the Risoe Centre’s Technology ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Christine Lagarde Will Bike to IMF
Huffington Post’s Women section reported earlier this week that Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s newest Managing Director, will be biking to work when she finally makes the move to Washington, D.C. for her new job. “Lagarde, once a competitive ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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