Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Transport-Related Apps for Your Smartphone
Transport-Related Apps for Your Smartphone
Do you want to be able to map your bike routes as you ride and share them with fellow riders?  Impress your friends by locating the closest Zipcar on the spur of the moment?  Find the nearest subway station in ...
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
Guadalajara and Santiago Join "1000 Cities 1000 Lives" Global Health Campaign
A few more cities recently joined the worldwide global health campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, which we wrote about previously here. The campaign, sponsored by the World Health Organization, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the ...
New Report: Biking and Walking Could Save Lives
New Report: Biking and Walking Could Save Lives
A “lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S.,” according to a new report released today by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Here are some of ...
Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
Back to Bicycling Basics in Beijing
According to The Guardian, 20 years ago, four out of five Beijing residents pedaled around China’s capital in some of the world’s best bike lanes.  However, this number has decreased as private car ownership has gone up. From 1995 to 2005, China’s ...
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
The New York Times’ Ninth Annual Year in Ideas report highlighted two great initiatives related to urban design and sustainability: Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s strategy to kill the cul-de-sac and Copenhagen’s “bicycle highway” initiative. The Cul-de-sac Ban The cul-de-sac has ...
Tracking Bicycle Trips
Tracking Bicycle Trips
Millions of dollars go into bike plans and separated cycletracks each year around the world. These investments are intended to make city streets safer for cyclists in the hope that more of them will exchange their car keys for a ...
Pedaling Toward National Bicycle Planning Guidelines
Pedaling Toward National Bicycle Planning Guidelines
Last night in Washington, DC, the Brookings Institution and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) kicked off Cities for Cycling, a new effort to catalog, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities. As ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Tomorrow is the International Day of Climate Action,  an international movement launched by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben of 350.org. The 350 campaign encourages people around the world to organize an “action” — a music and arts festival, kite flying event, ...
The Pedicab Experience
The Pedicab Experience
While TheCityFix has made the case for the pedicab before, it’s always good (but rare) to see a writer from the “mainstream media” lauding the three-wheeled transport option. The Times’ Ariel Kaminar’s sensitive and experiential inquiry provides helpful insight into, and light-hearted ...
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
Following all the excitement of Walk 21,  where the advantages of walking and bicycling infrastructure frequently took center stage, it’s a bit sobering to take note of what happens in the absence of such facilities.  BikePortland.com linked yesterday to a ...
Going Dutch in New York
Going Dutch in New York
A temporary bike share (courtesy of the Dutch Embassy) was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to New York City, which all year has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain Henry Hudson’s voyage to “New Amsterdam,” ...
Bikestation Set to Roll Out With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 2
Bikestation Set to Roll Out With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 2
Bikestation is set to unveil its newest bicycle parking facility outside of Union Station on Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The grand opening is hosted by Bikestation, the District Department of Transportation, and Bike and Roll. ...
NYC's Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
NYC's Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
Coming from Los Angeles, New York City's bicycling infrastructure seems to shout fearless innovation, especially in the effort and artistry exerted to smartly bridge gaps in the city's bikeway networks.
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Image from Moving Cooler. If anyone’s not seen it yet, the new Moving Cooler report is destined to be a real landmark moment in United States sustainable transportation. It’s quite rare to see any sort of think tank or government ...
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