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Bike Commuting Triples In London, Driving Halves

The streets of London have seen an increase in bike riders and a decrease in car commuters. According to an article published by the BBC, the number of cyclists during rush hour will outnumber cars within the new few years. According to Transport for London, over the last decade and a half car drivers have […]

February 26th

Bogotá Gets Two-Way Bike Lane On Important Street

Originally published on Gas2. Bogotá, Colombia, has a new vision for bicycle transit. A new message if you will. As part of the city’s 16th annual Car-Free Day, February 4th, the people helped transform one lane of a bustling city street into a two-way bike-only lane. The city had already introduced a bike lane on […]

February 19th

Nike Sponsoring A New Bikeshare In Portland

Portland has been the #1 large city for bicycling (in the United States) for a long time, considerate and supportive of bicycle commuting. The city shows that planning and consideration make a difference, and the city has even gone without any bicyclist deaths from accidents for several years. The latest news from Portland (other than this) is that Nike is sponsoring a […]

January 31st

“Go LA” App Integrates All Popular Modes

A new smartphone app, dubbed “Go LA,” is now available to give residents of Los Angeles a means of accessing data on most transportation modalities within a single app. The app was developed by the City of Los Angeles in conjunction with Xerox. It allows users to view comparisons (costs, time, distance, carbon emissions, etc) of the […]

January 29th

1050 Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Bicycling is enjoying a renaissance with strong growth worldwide, and certainly notable growth in the US. Things have improved in the 21st century, with more than 1,050 visionary local businesses now included in the “Bicycle Friendly Businesses” program of the League of American Bicyclists. These top bicycle-friendly businesses are located in 47 states and Washington, DC. There are a multitude of reasons for regular […]

October 7th

Walking = Least Stressful Transportation Option… In Montreal

Walking is apparently the least stressful mode of travel (at least in Montreal, anyway), according to new research from McGill University. The work found that — out of all the various ways that someone can travel — the majority of the 4,000 subjects of the study thought that walking, even during the dead cold of […]

October 7th

The Fascinating Way Bicycling Brings Us Closer Together

In each society, there are differences in how we treat personal space. Even from one person to the next, there are differences, but for the most part, each society has some norms. Seattle-based landscape architecture student Peter Cromwell, in the fascinating presentation below, shows what distances are normal “public distances,” what are normal “social distances,” what are normal “personal distances,” […]

December 15th