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Browsing the "bicycle friendly communities" Tag

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Bikes vs Cars — New Documentary From Award-Winning Swedish Filmaker Fredrik Gertten

Did you know that General Motors slowly took over mass transit in the LA area and then all but eliminated it? Award-winning Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten informs us in his latest documentary, Bikes vs Cars — We Are Many, about this and much more. He creates a fascinating, educational study revealing more about bicycle culture […]

October 23rd

Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics)

The League of American Bicyclists recently created some cool infographics about bicycle commuter growth across the country. In general, bike commuting has skyrocketed, doubling from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. However, the growth has occurred to a much greater degree in cities and towns that have been designated as Bicycle-Friendly Communities by […]

May 23rd

How Bicycle Friendly Communities Are Evaluated (Infographic)

Several years ago, I was the director of an organization in the Charlottesville, Virginia region that got Charlottesville designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFA). There were great guiding documents that the League of American Bicyclists supplied as part of the application process, but it certainly would have been nice to have this infographic* below […]

May 15th

More Bike-Friendly Communities Announced, Including LA, Nashville, and Miami

The League of American Bicyclists has announced another list of “Bicycle Friendly Communities.” Here’s more from Charis Michelsen of CleanTechnica: More Bicycle Friendly Communities for the U.S. — Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville (via Clean Technica)   Bicycle friendly communities are exactly what it says on the tin — communities taking steps to make cycling […]

October 19th