Falco eMotors Launches E-Bike With Fully Integrated Digital Trainer

Published on February 13th, 2017 | by

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Last month, Falco eMotors unveiled a revolutionary e-bike that combines two major bicycling customer segments into a single product with the integration of a digital stationary trainer and a normal e-bike. For those not familiar with a digital stationary training bike, the bike uses ANT+ wireless technology to connect to any of a handful of training apps […] read more

Car-Free Montreal Getting 3 More Streets In 2017

Published on January 30th, 2017 | by

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Montreal’s car-free network will continue growing in 2017, with 3 more street segments slated to be added to the network this year. To be more specific, the city’s mayor, Denis Coderre, has announced that he’s awarding $1.7 million in an effort to pedestrianize the 3 streets in question. The funds will be awarded over a […] read more

Bikesharing Saves DC Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

Published on January 30th, 2017 | by

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In November of 2016, a study explored how much bikesharing impacted congestion. This study — Bicycle infrastructure, and traffic congestion: Evidence from DC’s Capital Bikeshare — found that Capital Bikeshare cut neighborhood traffic congestion by ~4%. Previously, some people had implied that the bicyclists using Capital Bikeshare came for a group of former pedestrians and metro travelers, so didn’t really replace […] read more

For 1st Time In UK, E-Bikeshare Available

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by

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For the first time in the UK, you can join a bikeshare that uses electric bikes (e-bikes). With 5 new docking sites across the city of Exeter, bicyclists can easily give an electric bicycle a spin around the city. The city of Exeter has more docking stations planned as well to increase ridership and availability of the self-service […] read more

California High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

Published on January 7th, 2017 | by

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On December 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority apparently issued a Request For Qualifications (RfQ) amongst train-operating companies — for the guidance of planning and early stage-operations of the planned Central Valley to Silicon Valley bullet train. To explain that more simply, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has begun looking for a train operator for the first […] read more

Seattle Streetcar Expansion Put Into Limbo

Published on January 7th, 2017 | by

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Owing to questions about the value of the project, Seattle’s proposed First Hill Streetcar expansion has been put on ice by the Seattle Department of Transportation, according to recent reports. The new plan is apparently for the Seattle Department of Transportation to revisit the plan “with stakeholders sometime in 2017.” The reason for the decision […] read more

New Baltimore Bike Share Has 40% Electric Bikes

Published on January 7th, 2017 | by

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Baltimore, Maryland, finally got its first bikeshare program about a month ago — Baltimore Bike Share. Ridership levels are already pretty good (~6,000 rides). That perhaps has something to do with the fact that around 40% of the bikeshare fleet is made up of electric bikes, rather than the whole fleet being “simply” pedal-powered bikes. That’s sure […] read more

London Mayor Doubles Bicycling Budget

Published on January 5th, 2017 | by

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Here’s a bright note for many and needed news for those concerned about politicians keeping their promises, especially their environmental promises. All is well in London on this account. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, is apparently aiming to make London one of those cities we pedestrians, cyclists, environmentalists point to and say, “Ah, if only — if only […] read more

Buffalo Banishes Parking Minimums!

Published on January 5th, 2017 | by

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The city of Buffalo, New York, has completely eliminated parking minimums in its new zoning code, becoming the first large city in the US to do. To explain, some cities — such as Rochester, for instance — have selectively eliminated parking minimums (e.g., in downtown areas, etc.) in recent years, but Buffalo is the first in […] read more

Bike-Friendly & Ped-Friendly Roads Create 46% More Jobs Per Dollar Spent

Published on December 27th, 2016 | by

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Via CleanTechnica: Owing to the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America, and some of the comments that he’s made to date about infrastructure spending and job creation, the folks over at Bike League recently reposted an old article of theirs discussing the fact that infrastructure projects that […] read more

$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

Published on November 29th, 2016 | by

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Also published on CleanTechnica. Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc. The American Public […] read more

Bicyclists Surpass Drivers In Copenhagen!

Published on November 28th, 2016 | by

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Also published on CleanTechnica. Those of us who try to keep abreast of urban planning and clean transportation news are familiar with the benefits of bicycling in terms of pure air, livability, quieter streets and homes, space and resource efficiency, a stable climate, and public life. We’re also aware that some places are much better than others. […] read more