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Tag Archives: Bicycles

April 26, 2017
April 18, 2017
Chinese Bike Share Says It’s Worth Over $2B
CNBC

CEO Dai Wei, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who named his firm Ofo as the letters look like a bike, revealed that figure in a conversation with CNBC. It’s about double the last reports of the company’s value — which came out less than two months ago.

April 13, 2017
London’s Cycling Revolutionary
Cyclist

We talk to Andrew Gilligan about creating London’s segregated cycle lanes, segregation, politics and Sadiq Khan’s cycling project stasis.

April 11, 2017
Power-Boosted Bike Wheel From MIT Startup Finally Available
Boston Business Journal

You may have seen photos of the flashy, red-centered “Copenhagen Wheel” that has been capturing bikers’ imaginations since an early version was unveiled by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab in 2009.

March 28, 2017
Seattle’s Bike Share Shuts Down Friday
Seattle Times

Pronto, Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system, will close for good on Friday. City crews will begin taking down the stations and removing the bikes on Monday. They will go into storage as officials look for other cities interested in buying the equipment.

March 27, 2017
How Dangerous Is Cycling?
Crikey

Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it’s what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake.

March 22, 2017
Bike-Share Plans Irk Oakland Disabilities Commissioners
Streetsblog S.F.

Members of Oakland’s “Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities” are miffed at Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for planning Bay Area Bike Share without including bikes for disabled users.

March 6, 2017
Austin Starting 3-Year Anti-Congestion Bike Plan
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Central Austin seems to have everything: a massive research university, the world’s biggest annual media festival and one of the country’s strongest local job-creation engines. But when a city sees so much success, it runs short of something else: space.

March 5, 2017
February 26, 2017
Mapping the Urban Bike Utopias of the 1890s
National Geographic

The popularity of cycling in cities around the country, advocates say, is an encouraging trend that reduces traffic congestion and air pollution and promotes healthful exercise. But it’s not exactly new.

February 21, 2017
Transit Policy: Bicycles and Motorcycles
Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2587 consists of 17 papers that explore issues related to bicycles and motorcyles.

February 2, 2017
Beloved Dutch Bikeway Design Manual Updated
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Word of mouth has made the main guide to Dutch bikeway engineering a critical darling, at least among the nation’s hipper street designers. And after a 10-year hiatus, its latest edition dropped in January.

February 1, 2017
The Self-Driving Car’s Bicycle Problem
IEEE Spectrum

Robotic cars are great at monitoring other cars, and they’re getting better at noticing pedestrians, squirrels, and birds. The main challenge, though, is posed by the lightest, quietest, swerviest vehicles on the road.

January 26, 2017
Why I’m Not a Cyclist
Strong Towns

I’ve been riding a bike since I was five years old, turning circles on training wheels in the parking lot of a church near my suburban house. But when had I become a cyclist?

January 24, 2017
Cycling Futures
Transport Reviews (abstract)

This book overviews the current problems and strategies for change in bicycle transport.

January 19, 2017
January 11, 2017
January 10, 2017
Pedal Power
Hawaii Business

Daily commuters, devoted athletes, daring tourists – there are more bicyclists on Oahu’s roads than ever. Here’s how new biking options are helping grow local businesses and providing another way for just about anybody to get around.

January 5, 2017
Gearing Up to Improve Boston’s Bike Share
What Works Cities

As part of What Works Cities, the Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School’s new brief describes how the City of Boston is improving its bike share system through results-driven contracting.

January 4, 2017
Saferails: Helping Cyclists, Streetcars Share the Road
Treehugger

I have written about how sometimes cyclists and streetcar tracks don’t mix. And this is not just a North American problem, an excuse to say “get rid of those streetcars” but is common in the Netherlands and other cities where cyclists and trams mix. But there’s a solution.

December 21, 2016
Report: Cycling Adds €500B to EU Economy
Eltis

A new report by the European Cyclists’ Federation says that cycling creates economic benefits of €513 billion in EU member states – equivalent to over €1000 per person.

December 20, 2016
December 19, 2016
Will Helmet Law Kill Seattle’s Bike-Share Program?
Seattle Times

As the Seattle City Council considers whether to spend $5 million upgrading the city’s failing bike share, the program faces one challenge that no other bike share in the world has so far overcome: a mandatory helmet law.

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