User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
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Why are car makers and bus drivers out to ruin walking? 7.4.2016 TreeHugger
It's very nice of them to be so concerned about pedestrian safety, but they should look in the mirror first.
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Not a single American has died using a bike share. Why not? 4.4.2016 TreeHugger
It appears that the heavier bikes and the slower cyclists have a lot to do with it.
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Two Reported Dead In Amtrak Derailment Outside Of Philadelphia 3.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
(Reuters) - Two people have died in the derailment of an Amtrak train that struck a backhoe on Sunday in Chester, Pennsylvania, local television stations reported. The Philadelphia affiliates of NBC and ABC reported the deaths. Spokesmen for the police and fire departments in Chester, south of Philadelphia, were not available for immediate comment. (Reporting by Ian Simpson; editing by Jason Neely) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Well this is news: people who cycle or walk to work have lower rates of obesity than drivers 30.3.2016 TreeHugger
One would have thought this was completely obvious but evidently it needed study.
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America’s "Worst Walking City" Gets Back on its Feet 30.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Jay Walljasper

The US gave up on walking in the mid-20th Century—at least planners and politicians did. People on foot were virtually banished from newly constructed neighborhoods. Experts assured us that cars and buses (and eventually helicopters and jet packs) would efficiently take us everywhere we wanted to go.

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Cycling has an image problem: It's just too much fun 30.3.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Cycling has a serious image problem. It isn't that cyclists disregard rules of the road, or that they don't pay for those roads, or even that cyclists get in the way of traffic. The real problem is simpler. Cycling is just too much ...
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It’s inevitable. There will be bikes in wilderness. 29.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Attitude is everything: Why cycling succeeds in Europe 24.3.2016 TreeHugger
Instead of just doing the bright thing, they are doing the right thing, and building proper and safe infrastructure.
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The cargo bike is the new family car - Treehugger 24.3.2016 cargo - Google News
The cargo bike is the new family car Treehugger You know that bicycle urbanism, the idea that bicycles can change cities, is really taking hold when architectural critics start talking cargo bikes. Alex Bozikovic of the Globe and Mail sees the light and writes What Canada can learn from Copenhagen ...
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Why are intersections designed for cars instead of pedestrians? 24.3.2016 TreeHugger
Certainly in cities there are more people on foot than in cars. Should they not get priority?
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Meet the New Green Face of Affordable Housing 23.3.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When you think of "affordable housing," what's the image that comes to mind? For lots of people, including many of those most in need of it, the picture is not a pretty one: it's a scene of dreary, deteriorating high-rises or shabby, poorly constructed "garden" apartments with no garden in sight. Moreover, the projects come with lots of safety concerns, placed in "the wrong part of town." Environmentally, they may be plagued with poor air quality, peeling paint, energy inefficiency, unkempt grounds, and litter. There's an unfortunate stigma associated with affordable housing in the US, particularly with publicly subsidized housing; and, if the reality frequently isn't as awful as the reputation, I'm afraid the reputation is also grounded in more than a little truth in more than a few places. The stigma has been well-earned over time. What you are likely not thinking about, when you think of affordable housing, is state-of-the-art green design that would appeal not just to people of limited means but to ...
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Last mile luxury: Green Ride's INU is a quick, stylish, and foldable personal EV 22.3.2016 TreeHugger
Said to be created for "the contemporary urbanite," the INU is a folding electric scooter that can be used as both a primary means of transportation and as a last mile solution.
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World's first double decker electric bus, now in service 21.3.2016 TreeHugger
In London, of course...
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Every word in this anti-bike rant, including "and" and "the" is wrong. 20.3.2016 TreeHugger
Jim Kenzie of the Toronto Star yells at clouds.
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Polluted and congested Milan may pay commuters to cycle to work 10.3.2016 TreeHugger
But it will take more than money to get Milanese out of their cars; spend it on decent infrastructure instead.
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Are cars the most socialist form of transportation? 29.2.2016 TreeHugger
The people who attack socialism the loudest seem to be benefiting the most from it.
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Climate-Smart Transit Means Walkers and Bikers Matter 26.2.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Last month as the National Capital Region was digging out from our latest Snowmageddon, I had an "aha" moment cycling to work on Northern Virginia's ice-crusted, snowy Mount Vernon Trail. While cars sped by unimpeded on the adjacent George Washington Parkway, dedicated bike commuters struggled to navigate the uncleared trail. With all of the public benefits provided by human-powered transit, why don't we work as hard to serve these users? The DC area has one of the nation's highest rates of bicycle commuting, so this issue really hits home here. The Mount Vernon Trail is a key safe route for bike commuters, runners, and pedestrians moving between highly congested Northern Virginia and DC. Yet the trail is not cleared of snow as a matter of policy . This is no way unique to the DC area. Leaving critical bike linkages covered in snow and ice until Mother Nature decides to intervene is the norm in many cities. Sidewalks are similarly subject to a patchwork of strategies to keep them clear of snow, which can ...
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This surprising distraction increases the risk of car crashes tenfold 24.2.2016 TreeHugger
Texting behind the wheel is one thing, but a comprehensive new study warns of even riskier distractions.
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Bicycle ownership going downhill 17.2.2016 Environmental News Network
Bicycle ownership around the world is declining amid rising wealth levels and increased use of motorised vehicles in developing countries, a study has found.Four out of ten households on the planet own a bike, according to a paper based on surveys from 150 countries between 1989 and 2012. But the growing popularity and affordability of motorised transport, such as cars and scooters, “have disfavoured bicycle use”, the researchers say.China in particular experienced a collapse in bike ownership rates since 1992, when 97 per cent of households had bikes. However, this dropped to 63 per cent by 2009, the study shows, with ownership rates in most other countries either flat or decreasing.In Togo, bike ownership has remained stable at around 34 per cent of households between 1998 and 2010, but in Paraguay ownership rates dropped from 57 per cent of households in 1996 to 39 per cent in 2002, the paper states.These trends could be expected as the number of motor vehicles per person has increased over the past ...
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VeloMetro will roll out electric velomobile rentals in Vancouver next year 17.2.2016 TreeHugger
The future of car sharing could include these fully-enclosed electric-assist vehicles that bridge the gap between electric bikes and EVs.
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