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Tag Archives: Bicycles

May 8, 2013
May 6, 2013
Budapest Critical Mass Ride Reaches 100,000
Eltis

Budapest’s Critical Mass, one of the biggest cycling demonstrations in the world, went out with a bang on April 22 with an estimated 100,000 people taking part in the annual Earth Day extravaganza.

April 30, 2013
Some Simple Economics on Cycling
Drawing Rings Around the World

This post is an attempt to apply some techniques of economic analysis to cycling. There is a growing body of research about cycling, but most of it is from the perspectives of sociology (e.g. these journal papers) or engineering.

Bicycles Saving Lives in Africa
The City Fix

In the African nation of Uganda, where many areas are difficult to access and have limited resources, bicycles are saving lives.

April 29, 2013
Our Goal Should be Zero Deaths on Our Streets
Bike League

On behalf of the entire bicycling movement, let me say a heartfelt thank you to [US Transportation] Secretary [Ray] LaHood for his remarkable and inspiring leadership of the US DOT these past four years

April 28, 2013
Bicycle as Catalyst of Nature Conservation
The Nature of Cities

Fast, efficient and individualistic, the bicycle is no ordinary mode of transport. It’s a church, a gym, a community creator, a cash printer, a protest placard, a dopamine generator, a mechanical expression of self-determination, an icon of hope.

New Political PAC for Better Streets in NYC
The Atlantic Cities

A group of advocates for safer streets in New York is looking to put financial and electoral muscle behind their efforts, forming a political action committee called StreetsPAC.

Cutting Transit and Taxing Bikes on Congress’ Mind
DC Streetsblog

The House is a dangerous place these days. You want to have a fruitful conversation about how to solve the transportation funding crisis and you end up ruminating about whether to tax bikes.

April 25, 2013
Cyclists Endanger Motorists
San Antonio Express News

It seems that more and more bicyclists from San Antonio are coming to Bulverde to ride on our streets.

April 23, 2013
April 22, 2013
Top 10 US Cities to Travel Car Free
Walk Score

Car-free trips might be the travel industry’s next big trend. Explore a destination by foot, rent a bike for a few hours, zip across town thanks to public transit and take a day-trip excursion via car share.

April 18, 2013
The Most Bicycle Friendly Universities
League of American Bicyclists Blog

It looks like the age-old rivalries among the Ivy League are taking a new shape: the race for gold in bike-friendliness. Harvard University now joins the likes of Princeton and Yale as Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU).

April 17, 2013
There is No War on Cars in DC
Washington City Paper

If the District of Columbia is in the midst of a war on cars, then last month was its Gettysburg.

Pushing for a Philly Bike Share
Next City

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s 2013 budget proposal included a line item eagerly awaited by smart growth proponents and bicycle advocates: A $3 million request to get a bike share program underway.

Long Beach will Have Its Own Cyclovia
LA Streetsblog

For readers and Long Beachers alike, they have known of my dream to bring a ciclovía to our city, my dream of shutting down a large stretch of street to make way for cyclists and skaters, walkers and runners.

April 15, 2013
April 14, 2013
April 11, 2013
April 9, 2013
A Bike-In Cafe Pops Up in Zurich
Good.is

Zurich is already a bike-friendly city, with plenty of bike lanes, a third of all Zürchers biking at least twice a week, and some innovative tech like traffic lights that automatically recognize bicycles and let them go ahead of other vehicles.

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