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Tag Archives: Bicycles

September 11, 2016
A Glimpse of Amsterdam’s Urban Cycling Utopia
Daily Hive

For those who love life on two wheels, Amsterdam undoubtedly sits near the top of their “to do” list. The appeal of joining the fray, riding upright along the city’s canals, cycle tracks, and serene streets is something unmatched anywhere else in the world.

September 8, 2016
September 7, 2016
The Next Big-City Cycling Meccas
Realtor.com

The 21st century is about cycling. And here’s where the story takes a new spin: this centuries-old sport is more than just one of the fastest growing in America. It’s also a force that is fundamentally changing the face of many U.S. cities.

August 29, 2016
August 24, 2016
Rotterdam Continues to Reinvent Itself
Daily Hive

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend drooling over European bicycle culture on a computer screen, nothing fully prepares you for that first step outside a Dutch train station.

August 22, 2016
Making Bicycles in Detroit is an Uphill Ride
The New Yorker

An upstart manufacturer, Detroit Bikes, is hoping to spur a made-in-America revival of sorts in the city, by leapfrogging back to Detroit’s roots as a cycling town. But despite a welcoming environment, the road has not been easy for the young company.

August 17, 2016
Streetcar Track Horror Stores Haunt Seattle Cyclists
Seattle Times

Bicyclists say streetcar tracks can catch tires and are slippery when wet, posing a danger of falls and serious, even fatal injuries. But solid data about streetcar-track crashes doesn’t exist, so the city remains unsure of the problem’s scope.

August 15, 2016
48 Hours in Copenhagen Yields Four Streetfilms!
Streetfilms

Although the main goal of this latest overseas trip was to visit Oslo, Norway to interview leaders about the city’s plans to go car-free in the city center by 2019, I knew I’d have the opportunity to visit somewhere else (very quickly) to shoot a few Streetfilms.

August 11, 2016
Bike-Share Trips Become Mesmerizing in New Maps
Vox

Bike-share systems, which make fleets of bicycles available for common use in a city (usually for a small fee), are catching on. As this detailed bike-share map shows, there are now close to 900 in operation in cities across the world. What’s been lacking? Cool animated visualizations of bike-share traffic in major cities, that’s what.

August 10, 2016
Louisville’s Bike Share Delayed Again
Broken Sidewalk

Louisville will have to wait another year for its planned bike share system. While the city’s bike and pedestrian department, Bike Louisville, continues to make progress building bike lanes and neighborways, Coordinator Rolf Eisinger told Broken Sidewalk that the earliest the program could launch is next spring.

August 9, 2016
Enough With The Helmetsplaining
Treehugger

In helmetsplaining, people who clearly do not ride bikes and do not know that there is a difference between racing down a mountain at maximum speed on a bike and going to the store for a quart of milk, consider themselves experts in bicycle safety and lecture everyone else.

Janette Sadik-Khan: Fighting for the Streets
Bicycle Times

With a title like “Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution,” the new book by Janette Sadik-Kahn is an unabashed challenge to the primacy of the automobile on our city streets. I caught up with her as she launched a book tour for “Street Fight,” which she wrote as the leader of Bloomberg Associates transportation […]

August 4, 2016
Bike Paths and Policies Favor Recreational, Upper Income Cyclists
Phys.org

As California and its myriad communities develop paths and policies to promote cycling, one segment of the bike-riding population remains largely invisible to policymakers: Those for whom bicycles are an economic necessity, not an option to driving a car.

August 3, 2016
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
BBC

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
Inhabitat

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?

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