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Seattle Gets A Traffic Garden!!

Knowing and practicing traffic safety saves lives, and no time is it more ideal to learn than when young. Yes, the rules of the road are easy to set into memory, just as language is. Seattle is setting a standard for many things, not the least of  which is protecting Seattle’s younger citizens via valuable knowledge. Seattle now […]

October 16th

Zagster & Zipbike A New Vehicle-Sharing Venture Not About Cars – – Zip

Via CleanTechnica. Most urban environments don’t need more cars. Most times, they need fewer cars. Zipcar has joined the solution to problems of space, parking, congestion, and air pollution in yet another way (aside from its leadership in carsharing). Zipcar recently decided to launch Zipbike, a partnership with a startup called Zagster. The new vehicle-sharing venture is not about […]

September 30th

Bikesharing Riders Get In Far Fewer Crashes

A new study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute has found that bikeshare riders get in far fewer crashes and collisions than other cyclists. Somewhat amazingly, there is actually yet to be a single death in the US that occurred during the utilization of a bikeshare service here. Considering that cyclist deaths are not exactly uncommon […]

May 19th

Bikesharing In Los Angeles Launches In Santa Monica

By Kyle Field Santa Monica and Venice Beach are two iconic Southern California destinations that embody the beach lifestyle in 2 very different ways. The upscale shopping mecca that is Santa Monica sports lots of EV chargers — many of which are free — and the architecture in the area exudes modern environmental awareness and […]

November 19th

#1 Kid Biking City In The US

It is month #6 of an 8-month evaluation and inquiry set on naming the best US city for “everyday biking.” This past month focused on choosing the “#1 kid biking city.” PeopleForBikes is defining “everyday biking” as “casual, utilitarian trips around town.” According to the official results, agreement (on the name) was overwhelming: Included as part of this […]

October 8th

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

Amsterdam Rocks It So Hard (VIDEOS)

Amsterdam is perhaps the best large city in the world for bicycling and bicyclists. It probably is, but Copenhagen is also always in the running. Furthermore, there are better bicycling cities than Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but they are smaller, so I’m not sure if they are in the same class. Anywho, if you haven’t […]

September 19th

San Francisco Protected Bicycle Lane Meshes Well With Transit Stop

One of the challenges of adding bike lanes to cities can be the challenge that arises when a bus stop sits where a bike lane should go. But separated, protected bike lanes that step back from the roadway and bus stop work excellently, as can be seen in this video from San Francisco: Appreciations for […]

July 7th

DIY Electric Bike Book Flies Past Kickstarter Goal

Love the idea of electric bikes but don’t want to dish out thousands for one? Love to lifehack and make your world a better place in the process? Love DIY projects? Then this Kickstarter is for you*. Micah Toll built his own electric bike (ebike) years ago. Then he started building them for others. Then […]

May 28th

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Our Cities Better Or Worse?

When you talk about the future of transportation*, some of us think about more bicyclists and bicycling, and a more bicycle-friendly world. However, for the average Joe, I think the main thing that comes to mind these days is self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are actually getting much closer to commercial reality than many of us […]

May 28th