User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
Last updated: Jul 30 2015 20:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Cycling in Toronto: Why it sucks 30.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Chip in to keep stories like these coming. In advance of the Toronto premiere of Bikes vs. Cars  this Friday, I thought I would share this article I wrote about cycling in the ...
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Toronto Bike Share system is expanding, with help from a cycling CEO 27.7.2015 TreeHugger
TD Bank's Tim Hockey says "You first have to start with the pedestrians."
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A-Bike Electric is the smallest lightest folding e-bike ever 21.7.2015 TreeHugger
But can a bike be too small and too light?
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Bikes are not cars, and infrastructure is better than helmets 15.7.2015 TreeHugger
From London to Vancouver, cycling stories that resonate.
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How to Curb Aggressive Cyclists? Maybe It's Time for Bike Licenses 10.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Image via Flickr User TimothyJ First, let me point out that I'm hugely pro-bike, and I spend about half of my time getting around on my own two wheels. The rest of the time I walk or take public transportation. I support more bike lanes, better bike infrastructure, and all that comes with considering bikes in urban and suburban streets, and I have voted for and financially supported campaigns to do just that. But as bikes proliferate (yay!) in our urban centers and more cities become bike-friendly , I've noticed that the behavior of people on bikes seems to be declining. In the last year I've had experiences in two different cities where people on bikes are absolute menaces. And even worse, it's a problem the cycling community doesn't seem to want to address; whenever I have brought up my concerns as a pedestrian, I get brushed off by the bikers. It's the worst in Berkeley, California where I have been living for the past year. Miles of quiet side streets, cars that are (by and large) respectful and ...
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The Kingii, A Tiny Life Preserver, Could Save Your Summer 3.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We've all been there: Someone offers you a bulky, bright orange life vest and you politely decline. You know how to swim, you tell yourself. Plus, it would look pretty dorky. But according to the the United States Coast Guard, 82 percent of people who drowned in 2013 weren’t wearing a life preserver . The World Health Organization estimates that 370,000 people drown every year . A handy piece of wearable technology aims to reduce that number by changing the image of -- and your attitude toward -- life preservers. Still in its fundraising stage, the Kingii -- named after a lizard that opens the orange fringe around its neck when it feels threatened -- is a wrist-mounted buoyancy aid . If you're wearing a Kingii and find yourself struggling in the water, a simple yank of the lever on your wrist releases a carbon dioxide cartridge, inflating a small orange pouch that helps you float in the water. Story continues below... Kingii's founder, a California-based insurance agent named Tom Agapiades, says he ...
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Rooftop Farm Aims To Help Revitalize Downtown St. Louis And Bridge Community Divides 2.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Who says a small farm can’t have a big impact? A new, 10,000-square-foot rooftop farm unveiled last month in St. Louis is not only growing a lot of fresh, healthy food to help nourish nearby communities, but is also hoping to help bring those communities together. The farm, called a “food roof,” is a project of Urban Harvest STL , a nonprofit founded in 2011. It is located atop a two-story building on Convention Plaza, near the popular City Museum in the increasingly populated downtown area of the Missouri city. Supported by a crowdfunding campaign on the Rally STL platform and other contributions, the farm features a greenhouse, a beehive and a gathering space where community visitors can learn more about urban agriculture. A chicken coop is also planned. In addition to all that, the “food roof” also offers a community garden and, beginning in the fall, a community-supported agriculture pilot program. Among the expected visitors, Urban Harvest STL director Mary Ostafi told local NPR affiliate KWMU, will ...
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"The savings are insane": Denver couple share their experience of going car-free 1.7.2015 TreeHugger
Going car-free is now easier than ever, especially in urban areas. Just give it a try for a week or two and see how it works out!
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Walking Makes Strides Toward Healthier Future For All 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Outraged Toronto cyclists stage die-in to protest cyclist deaths 20.6.2015 TreeHugger
Did the message get through to the politicians at City Hall? I doubt it.
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How can we get more people on to bikes? 12.6.2015 TreeHugger
Here are a few ideas that might work.
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Surprise: The Wall Street Journal doesn't understand that bikes are transportation 12.6.2015 TreeHugger
Guess what folks, you don't need lycra!
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E-bikes encourage more cycling, research says 3.6.2015 TreeHugger
Norwegians only choose the bike for 5% of their trips, and that's more than most Americans. In order to encourage biking they studied what works to get people cycling, and an e-bike does the trick, especially for women.
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Copenhagenize lists top 20 cycling cities for 2015 and there are a few surprises 3.6.2015 TreeHugger
North America now has two very cold bike friendly cities on the list.
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Portland takes a car lane and makes it a mile-long pop-up park 22.5.2015 TreeHugger
Decades ago a prescient Portland mayor tore down a freeway to make a riverside park in the heart of Portland. Now transportation wonks are taking a traffic lane to expand that park with a pop-up ped and bike lane.
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Tongue in cheek advice for bicycle safety 18.5.2015 TreeHugger
Follow these simple rules and everyone will be safe, happy and comfortable coexisting with cars on the road.
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Stressed at work? Commute by bike. 14.5.2015 TreeHugger
There's so much evidence piling up that investing in cycling benefits everyone.
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Research says bike share has a rosy (digital) future 13.5.2015 TreeHugger
A whopping 850 cities have a bike share program, conferring health and happiness benefits on city residents. A review of the research shows we'll need those benefits to keep up with city growth
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Cycling vs. Car Transportation 12.5.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
What's more expensive? Owning a car or a bicycle? Answer seems obvious doesn't it? But how much more expensive are cars compared to bicycles? First, we need to consider not only the actual cost of the vehicle, but the hidden costs which can be related to air pollution, climate change, travel routes, noise, road wear, health, congestion, and time. Lucky for us, researchers have compared the costs and according to a Lund University study, traveling by car is six times more expensive for society and individuals.
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Cycling vs. Car Transportation 12.5.2015 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
What's more expensive? Owning a car or a bicycle? Answer seems obvious doesn't it? But how much more expensive are cars compared to bicycles? First, we need to consider not only the actual cost of the vehicle, but the hidden costs which can be related to air pollution, climate change, travel routes, noise, road wear, health, congestion, and time. Lucky for us, researchers have compared the costs and according to a Lund University study, traveling by car is six times more expensive for society and individuals.
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