Posts tagged with 'cycling'
New York's Next Renaissance
Most streets in New York bring to mind urban warfare instead of urban renaissance, but on the Upper West side, residents, businesses, and advocates have recently launched a blueprint to revitalize their community and create more livable streets to their ...
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Flickr photo by sandcastlematt In efforts to fight growing needs for unsightly parking lots, many universities have discovered a variety of options focused on separating academics and students from their cars. The University of Washington provides free bike rentals including ...
Cycling-Friendly Cities 101
The video above does a great job of showing the many benefits of cycling-friendly cities. Produced by the Interface for Cycling Expertise, with a script by sustainable transport guru Enrique Penalosa, the video visits Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bogota and shows ...
The Amazing Egg Laying Wool Milk Sow
The Amazing Egg Laying Wool Milk Sow
The Eierlegendewollmilchsau is a most unique creature. In addition to having a very long German name, it is capable of providing an amazing amount of bounty for one animal. It can lay eggs, grow wool, provide milk, and even bacon ...
Shanghai Cycles
Shanghai Cycles
Shanghai – Cycles from Lrock on Vimeo.
Innovative Bicycle is Designed to Meet Needs of Urban Poor
Innovative Bicycle is Designed to Meet Needs of Urban Poor
This post is cross-posted on NextBillion.net. File this under the eye-catching-Bottom-of-the-Pyramid-design category and add it to the list of fascinating cycle innovations intended to meet multiple needs for the poor – in this case, the challenges of water filtration and ...
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Awhile back here on TheCityFix, we highlighted a video made by StreetFilms that explored Bogota’s “Ciclovia” initiative. This innovative program closes nearly 70 miles of city streets each Sunday to car traffic and opens them to throngs of runners, walkers, ...
Cycling in Beijing
Cycling in Beijing
Photo by Alexandra Moss. Once known as the world’s ‘bicycle kingdom,’ China has experienced rapid urbanization leading some to declare the beginning of the end for China’s bikes. While it’s true that from 1995 to 2005, China’s bike fleet declined ...
Beijing Bicycle
I haven’t had a chance to see this elegantly shot film, but I still thought it would be appropriate for me to share it with you. Click here to view the film makers site. And click here for AO Scott’s ...
Cycling in Delhi
Cycling in Delhi
At least some people bike in Delhi. Photo by indoloony. “Once you see the dedicated cycling tracks coming up, you’ll see a very big crowd of people taking to their bikes.” That’s a quote from Nalin Sinha, a leading member ...
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
By walking twenty minutes each way from the metro in Atlanta to her job at the American Cancer Society, Lois Fletcher has lost more than thirty pounds. It’s a remarkable story about how tweaking your day to day routine can ...
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Here two-wheelers invade a footpath. All photos by Sudhir Gota, SECON Pvt Ltd. Krishnappa is a security guard for a multinational software firm in Bangalore who, for the past thirty years, has walked and cycled to work. For Krishnappa, the ...
Take The Awareness Test
Take The Awareness Test
I’m happy to see such a high level of sophistication in recent public services announcements on sustainable transportation issues. First we had Lolo, the planet saving Donkey that takes public transportation and now we have this very clever awareness test ...
Transport In The News
Transport In The News
Photo by padawan. Dubai: Air quality declines as number of cars rises [Business 24-7] China: Car owners to be compensated for driving ban during Olympics [Gaurdian] China: Marathon record holder wont run in China because of pollution [Daily Mail] United ...
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
He’s cute, he’s adventurous, he’s reliable, and he’s closeted. What more could one ask of a folding bike? My latest love interest is the Dahon Speed 7. I’d been eying him in the bike store for quite a while, examining ...
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