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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

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Tag Archives: Bicycles

August 17, 2017
The Production of Cyclespace
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

A book review for ‘Velotopia: The Production of Cyclespace in Our Minds and Cities’.

August 9, 2017
What Would the Perfect Cycling City Look Like?
The Guardian

If you were building a city for bicycles from scratch, what would you include and leave out? In an edited excerpt from his new book Velotopia, Steven Fleming imagines a pedallers’ paradise.

August 3, 2017
China Issuing Bike-Sharing Guidelines as Complaints Rise
Phys.org

China on Thursday issued national guidelines governing bike-sharing operations to nurture a new industry credited with spurring a transport revolution while addressing mounting complaints over an accumulation of millions of bikes on city streets.

July 26, 2017
Cargo Bikesharing Pilot Serves 19 Swiss Cities
Shared Use Mobility Center

To help increase access to cargo bikes, the Swiss nonprofit Mobility Academy launched an electric cargo bikesharing pilot project, Carvelo2go, in 2015. The service is currently operating at more than 100 locations in 19 cities throughout Switzerland.

July 24, 2017
July 23, 2017
Portland To Set Lower Bike Mode Share Target
Bike Portland

For eight years one of the strongest organizing principles for Portland bike advocates has been the stated goal of having 25 percent of commute trips made by bike by the year 2030. Now, the City wants to decrease the bike commute mode share target to just 15 percent.

July 19, 2017
July 18, 2017
July 16, 2017
Why Cycling Matters for Electric Mobility
Mobilities (abstract)

This paper proposes the concept of e-velomobility, which covers practices, systems and technologies of electrically-assisted cycling where velomobility’s pedal-power combines with e-mobility’s battery/motor assistance to propel the rider.

July 11, 2017
City Is Unequal for Bike Users
Urban Milwaukee

Could bike trails help connect Milwaukee’s poorer neighborhoods to jobs, education and essential services? The fact that the question is even being asked suggests how radically we’ve changed our perspective on cities: biking is increasingly seen as a key part of urban transportation solutions.

July 7, 2017
July 4, 2017
China Bike Share Launches Air-Purifying Bicycles for 20M Citizens
Inhabitat

To fight air pollution and create a healthier environment for future generations, eco-innovator Daan Roosegaarde just partnered with Chinese bike-sharing giant ofo and leading Chinese design platform TEZIGN to make his smog-free bicycles available to millions of consumers.

June 25, 2017
Containerization Can Replace More Vans With Cargo Bikes
Vevolve

Most of you probably already know that the cargobike is a productive, low-cost, sustainable and city-friendly solution for all of that small goods that is such a big part of city logistics. But there is another way to increase the attractiveness of using cargo bikes: containerization.

June 20, 2017
Cycling Toward a Sustainable Transport Future
Transport Reviews (abstract)

Until recent decades, cycling was largely neglected by most European, North American and Australian transport planners and academics, not even considered a legitimate mode of transport, and thus excluded from most travel surveys and studies. Fortunately, that has changed.

June 11, 2017
June 5, 2017
Improving Livability Using Green and Active Modes
Transportation Research Board (abstract)

The Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University has released a report that uses a level of traffic stress (LTS) criteria to determine how the streets in selected study areas functioned for transportation modes such as bicycles, pedestrians, and bus transit.

May 25, 2017
London’s Bank Junction Closed to Autos
Guardian Cities

Bank junction, one of London’s most dangerous intersections, was closed this week to all but buses, and people on bikes and foot, from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, in an 18-month experimental scheme that could be as ground breaking as New York’s Times Square or Paris’s Left Bank.

May 23, 2017
Is Montreal Still North America’s Bike Capital?
CityLab

That Montreal ever gained a reputation as a haven for bicyclists is somewhat improbable. There is a forested mountain in the middle of town. The weather dips below freezing nearly half the year.

May 22, 2017
Bike to Work Day
Restless Urbanist

First, it provides the opportunity for everyone to experience a bike commute. The celebratory and ceremonial rides provide the extra nudge to park the car and tryout the bike. Each year, the number of bike commuters in the U.S. is increasing. This week we give credit to Bike to Work Day.

May 19, 2017

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