User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
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How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact 23.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

A humble $2,000 internal grant program has been yielding significant dividends in employee engagement and workspace sustainability practices.

How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact
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How Bogota creates social equality through sustainable transit 21.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Colombia's capital has spent over 15 years improving bus transportation and bike and pedestrian paths. Voters love the car-free days.

How Bogota creates social equality through sustainable transit
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How Bicycling Improves City Life for Everyone 18.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. "Over the past five years we're seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate more users -- busways, public plazas, space for pedestrians and, of course, bike lanes," says David Vega-Barachowitz of the National Association of City Transportation Officials . "More protected bike lanes is one of the most important parts of this." Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from rushing traffic with concrete curbs, plastic bollards or other means -- and sometimes offer additional safety measures such as special bike traffic lights and painted crossings at intersections. Protected bike lanes help riders feel less exposed to danger and are also appreciated by drivers and pedestrians, who know where to expect bicycles. Streets work better for everyone when everyone has a clearly defined space. The ...
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Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike 16.7.2014 TreeHugger
Whole Foods Third & 3rd partners with Peoples Cargo to develop a custom cargo bike with cooler and electric assist.
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Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the US Be Next? 15.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike 10.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Biking along the green lanes in downtown Vancouver, B.C. early May 2013. (Photo: flickr / cc/ Gary Howe)You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

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We need a better phrase than "Transit Oriented Development". 9.7.2014 TreeHugger
Gabe Klein predicts the future of urbanism, and traditional transit is just a small part of it. Let's call it POP: People Oriented Development.
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Why Copenhagen's bike commute rate jumped from 36% to 41% in one year 4.7.2014 TreeHugger
A somewhat odd factor at play in Copenhagen, starting in 2012, seems to have stimulated a bike boost in the already leading bike city. Bicycle commuting jumped from 36% to 41% from 2012 to 2013.
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How Google Maps makes the world better for biking 3.7.2014 TreeHugger
It took a while for Google to give bicyclists the tools car drivers have had for awhile. But, boy are we lucky to have this tool.
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German government wants more cargo bikes 30.6.2014 TreeHugger
Germany already spends 80 million Euros on bike infrastructure. Now the government is talking up cargo bikes, too.
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James Russell says "Stop the suburb bashing, already!" 23.6.2014 TreeHugger
The author of The Agile City thinks that the suburbs can be agile too. Is he right?
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US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) 23.6.2014 TreeHugger
The age group with the highest rate of bicycling is the 18-24 age group, but the 55+ age group is the one that has been increasing its rate fastest (by far), and it is quickly gaining ground on the young.
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Are bicyclists the happiest commuters on the planet? 9.6.2014 TreeHugger
New research suggests that bicyclists have better moods than people in cars, buses, or trains.
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Study Suggests It's More Dangerous For Black Pedestrians To Cross The Street 7.6.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Pedestrians routinely contend with traffic hazards, but crossing the road may be even more dangerous if you're a minority . A pilot study by the Portland State University-based Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) found that drivers were less likely to stop for black pedestrians waiting to use a crosswalk than white ones . The study is the first to examine the effects of race on pedestrian crossing experiences. Researchers had three black and three white men of similar age, height and build, dressed in identical neutral outfits and "without any obvious social or socio-economic characteristics," cross an unsignalized, marked crosswalk in downtown Portland. Each pedestrian crossed 15 times, resulting in 168 driver subjects overall. Per the study, trained observers standing out of sight to oncoming cars recorded whether the first car to approach yielded for the pedestrian, how many cars passed before someone yielded and the number of seconds that before the pedestrian could cross ...
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Why does bicycling explode on streets with two-way bike lanes? And should this type of bike lane be avoided? 4.6.2014 TreeHugger
Lloyd wrote up a great article yesterday summarizing the epic bike protected bike lane study that just came out. I'm going to dig in a bit more on one point – the explosive growth in bicycling on streets with two-way protected bike lanes.
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Why protected bike lanes should be called protected bike lanes (not cycle tracks, separated bike lanes, etc) 4.6.2014 TreeHugger
It has long been clear that we need protected bike lanes in order to encourage mass bicycling. But the topic of which term to use is much less clear.
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If you build it, they will come: New study shows that bike lanes increase ridership 3.6.2014 TreeHugger
When people feel safer they are more likely to ride a bike, and they feel safer in bike lanes.
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Interesting experiment: France will pay people to bike to work to see what happens 3.6.2014 TreeHugger
Mass-transit and private cars are already getting subsidies, so paying people to bike to work isn't out of the ordinary.
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How much could you save if you stopped driving? $10,000 a year? $15,000 a year? 3.6.2014 TreeHugger
So many of us drive all over the place and think we have no other choice. But if you look at how much you could save if you dropped the car, choices can really open up.
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Which transportation mode increased the most between 2000 and 2012? 31.5.2014 TreeHugger
If you're a regular TreeHugger reader, you can probably guess this one. I'll give you a clue: it's not camel. (I know, very helpful.)
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