Posts tagged with 'London'
London Shifts into Bike-Share Gear
London Shifts into Bike-Share Gear
Just after officially opening two of twelve planned “Barclay’s Cycle Superhighways,” London is now just days away from launching its new bike share system. The system, called Barclay’s Cycle Hire (at this point, the sponsor has become obvious, right?), will ...
Cycle Superhighways Open in London
Cycle Superhighways Open in London
“No longer will pedal power have to dance and dodge around petrol power – on these routes the bicycle will dominate and that will be clear to all others using them.” — London Mayor Boris Johnson on his “cycling revolution” ...
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 ...
The Romance of the Greyhound?
The Romance of the Greyhound?
When many Americans think of Greyhound buses, they think of several things: long, time-consuming journeys, malt liquor-scented seat companions eager to discuss the terms of their parole, dreary stations on the edge of town.  “Romantic” is not necessarily a word ...
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
London and Boston made big announcements this week, both naming Montreal's Public Bike System – known as Bixi (shoft for "bicycle taxi") – as their preferred bike-share provider. Could Bixi's foray onto the world scene be a game changer for public-use bicycles?
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Who Said Buses Can't Be Cool?
Ever thought your public bus could feel like a “lounge or living room room on wheels,” with an electric motor, low-floor entryways, a glass roof, reconstituted-leather upholstery and recycled-wood floors? From Fast Company: High-Design Public Bus? Maybe in London Tim ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
A street in London built on a human scale. Photo by dnlb2. The BBC has run a piece by Dermot Finch, the director of Centre for Cities, which argues that UK cities have a lot to teach their Trans-Atlantic neighbors ...
Transport In The News
Transport In The News
Photo by padawan. New York and London: Importing a Decongestant for Midtown Streets [New York Times] United States: Letting the Market Drive Transportation? [Washington Post] London: Livingstone urges Porsche to drop congestion charge challenge[Gaurdian]
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 ...
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion pricing is good for the environment and public health. Photo by dlisbona. A team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London conducted a study showing that London’s congestion pricing scheme has ...
London to Get Bike Sharing
London to Get Bike Sharing
Bike docking stations in Paris. Photo by dangiles73. Last week, Ken Livingston, the Mayor of London, announced an ambitious plan to transform the British capital into a pedestrian and cycling city, an effort that he expects will reduce London’s carbon ...
Walking as Dissent
Walking as Dissent
Photo of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by See-ming Lee on flickr. Author Will Self walks. He walks where people are not meant to walk. He walks out of airports into cities and from cities into airports. He has walked from the middle ...
This Website Was Made for Walking
This Website Was Made for Walking
Millenium Bridge in London by Neil101 on Flickr WalkIt.com is a new website out of the United Kingdom that wants “to get people walking more”. In step with the likes of Google Transit and Walkscore, WalkIt.com provides a free, easy ...
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
A street shot of pedestrian friendly London. Photo by *Berto from Flickr. During the months of March and April I lived in pedestrian-friendly London, the biggest of the half-dozen cities around the world that now impose a congestion charge on ...
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