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Tag Archives: Bicycles

August 1, 2016
July 27, 2016
Bike-Share Rebalancing Strategies, Patterns and Purpose
Journal of Transport Geography

We provide a first spatio-temporal exploration of bicycle sharing system (BSS) rebalancing patterns from data extracted for individual stations at a fine temporal scale and operator interviews.

July 14, 2016
How the Bicycle is Making a Comeback in America

According to a report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, there has been a steady increase in biking across the country over the last 10 years. In large urban areas like Washington, Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, it’s risen by as much as 71%.

July 13, 2016
July 12, 2016
40-Year-Old Cars Vs. Bikes Philosophy May Be Dying
Los Angeles Times

Take a ride on downtown L.A.’s first major protected bike lane and you’re rolling over something more than asphalt and paint: the symbolic end to vehicular cycling, an idea that dominated American urban bicycle advocacy for nearly 40 years.

July 7, 2016
Florida-to-Maine Bike Greenway is 31% Complete

If you live along the East Coast of the United States, you may have noticed road signs that designate a particular stretch of road or path as part of the East Coast Greenway. This mega-project aims to create a cohesive and safe bike route that traverses nearly the entire East Coast.

June 30, 2016
Could Intercity Bike Highways Revolutionize Commuting?
The Guardian

Germany is building the world’s biggest ‘bicycle autobahn’ to connect 10 cities and remove 50,000 cars from the road every day. With the popularity of e-bikes growing too, is Europe about to see a new era of long-distance cycle commuting?

June 28, 2016
June 15, 2016
Atlanta Launches Bike-Share
Next City

Atlanta is a sprawling city, making cars a top choice for getting from place to place, but Mayor Kasim Reed’s aiming for a more bikeable reputation, which may change how Atlantans view their daily commute.

Bicycle Safety Button Gains Attention of City Leaders
Mobility Lab

Swedish company Hövding – best known for its bicycle airbag-helmet, which was explosively modeled at a Transportation Techies meetup in 2015 – is back in the news with the release of another bike product that puts a modern spin on a classic function.

June 7, 2016
Mechanisms of Interplay in Public Transport Safety
Transportation Research Board

The Norwegian Centre for Transport Research has released a report that examines correlations between the number of cyclists on roads and differences in infrastructure quality and traffic culture.

May 24, 2016
Influence of Design and Planning on Bicycle Mode Share
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

Using the 2011 census data and the road infrastructure data of Calgary city, the study finds that different street patterns have significant effects on bicycle usage and thus, should be considered in the development of new communities for promoting active transport.

May 12, 2016
Portland’s Protected Bike Lane Boom
Bike Portland

Portland Transportation Director Leah Treat’s decision last year to make physical separation the default design for bike lane projects is starting to pay off.

May 11, 2016
Experiences for Electric Bicycle Owners and the Implications
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

The sale of electrically assisted bicycles (‘e-bikes’) is growing at a rapid rate across Europe. Whereas market data is available describing sales trends, there is limited understanding of the experience of early adopters of e-bike technology.

May 8, 2016
May 5, 2016
Reducing Car Dependence in Europe
Transport Reviews (abstract)

Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, and Zurich – the largest cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – have significantly reduced the car share of trips over the past 25 years in spite of high motorisation rates.

May 4, 2016
Bikeshare Data Standard Opens Door for Apps
Mobility Lab

At the latest Transportation Techies meetup event, which focused on Capital Bikeshare projects, Motivate employee Daniel Gohlke presented the General Bikeshare Feed Specification, or GBFS, which will standardize bikeshare trip data for developers, researchers and enthusiasts.

May 2, 2016
May 1, 2016
DFW Planners Turn Focus to Pedestrians
Dallas Morning News

North Texas suburbs may have the open spaces perfect for building jogging and biking trails, but it’s city paths running alongside dense developments or urban bodies of water that apparently draw more pedestrians and cyclists.

April 26, 2016
Story of Cities #30: Amsterdam’s Inventor of Bike Sharing
The Guardian

In the 1960s, Luud Schimmelpennink devised the ‘white bike’ plan to counter the rise of pollution and cars. His invention has revolutionized public transport all over the world – so why has his cycle-loving home city never embraced it?

Building Communal Space without Materials by Bike
Harvard Gazette

How does a 1,000-mile bike ride through the Mexican desert translate into a thesis at the Harvard Graduate School of Design? For Michael Meo, it’s about architecture as experience.

Disassembling Bike-Sharing Systems
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

Is it really possible that politicians, information-technology companies, and global players such as banks and advertising firms have suddenly joined the ranks of those advocating bicycle use for the sake of the environment and a better quality of life in cities?


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