Posts tagged with 'cycling'
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. ...
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump 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. Roadblocks for Electric Vehicle Adoption Deloitte, the international accounting and consulting firm, recently published a study ...
Commuters Rely on Bicycles in Aftermath of Japan's Earthquake
Commuters Rely on Bicycles in Aftermath of Japan's Earthquake
In the aftermath of Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake and consequent tsunami, commuters relied on bicycles for quick and reliable transportation. Damaged roads remained in gridlock, streets lost electricity and officials cut back public transit service in the aftermath of the combined ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
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: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Friday Fun: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Ah, the Bicycle Film Festival is on again! It premieres this week, hitting up Liverpool, Ireland, Portland, Ore. and Chicago, Ill.  The founding director, Brendt Barbur, started the festival when he was hit by a bus while bike riding in ...
Friday Fun: Sneakers that Sprout
Friday Fun: Sneakers that Sprout
We’ve found, perhaps, the epitome of eco-conscious fashion. (You might want to sit down.) A few weeks ago at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, models walked basically naked down the runway, save for wearing biodegradable shoes. (The theme of the show ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
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 Bangalore ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
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 ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls “the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.” And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones. In ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
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