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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Bicycles

December 4, 2016
Let Bicycles Share Orlando’s Bus Lanes
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando has yet to take advantage of one of the most easily available improvements for bicyclists downtown: opening to bikes more than six miles of dedicated lanes used by the free bus service Lymmo.

December 1, 2016
Do Bike Share Systems Actually Work?
Outside Magazine

Bike sharing was launched in the United States seven years ago, and it’s about time we considered whether the systems are actually benefiting cities and their residents.

November 30, 2016
City of Cycling: Empathy
Urban Omnibus

While they face analogous challenges, driver and cyclist — and pedestrian — see themselves in different worlds, threatened by the other’s unpredictable actions, rather than finding common ground through empathy.

November 21, 2016
November 14, 2016
Who Owns the Street in Mexico City?
New York Times

Drivers in Amsterdam share the streets as a matter of course; here, it seems we do so because we’re forced to. Nevertheless, we inhabitants of Mexico City have the same right as any Dutch citizen to enjoy a complete network of bike lanes to get around the city.

November 10, 2016
U.N. Urges Equal Status For Pedestrians, Cyclists, Cars
Transport & Environment

A new UNEP report notes the contribution of road transport to global warming and air pollution, yet almost half the 1.3 million people who die each year in traffic accidents are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – transport users who generate fewest emissions.

November 6, 2016
Floating Bike Path Could Be Coming to Chicago River
Next City

A group of Chicago architects and designers have a plan they say fits right into the city’s vision for the river — a series of floating, connected bike paths that would connect parts of the city’s disjointed bike infrastructure and help revitalize the underutilized waterway.

November 2, 2016
JCDecaux’s Bike Share Surpasses 700K Subscribers
NASDAQ

JCDecaux SA, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide and number one in self-service bicycle hire, today announces that it has surpassed the 700,000 mark for global long-term subscribers of its bike-sharing schemes.

October 31, 2016
Why Trucks Are So Deadly for Peds and Cyclists
Streetsblog USA

Large trucks are a leading killer of cyclists and pedestrians in urban areas. While London has recently decided to kick the most dangerous trucks out of the city, in the U.S., truck safety regulations are much further behind.

October 27, 2016
Berkeley’s Revolutionary Bike Plan
Systemic Failure

For the past two years, Berkeley city staff has been developing a new Bike Plan, which is set to go before City Council in December. The plan would revolutionize cycling in a town with an already respectable bike mode-share.

Fairness and Justice in Bike Planning and Design
Momentum Magazine

Picture this: it’s Monday; you’re embarking on your ride to work. You hop in the saddle and pedal out of the garage, four blocks down your residential street, then 15 blocks down a traffic-calmed back street – tree-lined and tranquil.

October 24, 2016
Bicycle Riders Should Pay Their Fair Share
Streets.mn

Historically we paid for our roads with gasoline taxes. In theory the amount of gas you used was roughly equivalent to the wear and tear you placed on the road system; in practice, this sort of worked. But decreasing auto use and bicycles are changing the way we fund our infrastructure.

October 23, 2016
Bike Share System Coming to Eugene
KEZI

The City of Eugene, Lane Transit District, and the University of Oregon have contracted Social Bikes to deliver bike share equipment and operations for Eugene Bike Share.

October 20, 2016
City of Cycling: Networks
Urban Omnibus

The idea of a network of bicycle lanes, greenways, and speedways is so new to New York that the potential for interconnection is just beginning to surface. As bike lanes are laid down and bike share stations multiply, cyclists are taking to the streets with a desire to fill in the gaps.

October 16, 2016
October 13, 2016
China Might Lead the World Back to the Bicycle
Bloomberg Quint

Humble bicycles would seem an unlikely target for China’s tech investors. But as China’s traffic and pollution have worsened, the car’s status has started to take a hit and transportation planners have redoubled their admirable commitment to public transit.

October 6, 2016
October 5, 2016
Cyclists’ Exposure to Air Pollution in Montreal
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

It is well known that bicycling in urban areas has beneficial effects on people’s health and well-being, but cycling may also cause exposure to air pollution, road noise, and high traffic density.

Las Vegas Begins Bike Share
The Atlantic City Lab

A new bike-share program is one of several signs that the city is finally getting behind the idea of an urban renaissance.

October 3, 2016
September 29, 2016
Equity 101: Bikes v. Bodies on Bikes
Streetsblog L.A.

If we are to have any hope of designing safer, more accessible, more just, and more welcoming spaces and communities for all, our analytical frameworks cannot continue to privilege bikes over the bodies that ride them.

September 28, 2016
Highlighting the Need for Bike Infrastructure
PlanItMetro

Not only can bike riders bike to and from stations for that first and last mile, but biking is a great way to get around when Metrorail is under maintenance. It’s important that our policy makers understand the importance of having good bike infrastructure.

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