User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
Last updated: May 18 2016 05:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why are we putting batteries in everything? Keep it simple and give us a good solid affordable e-bike 17.5.2016 TreeHugger
On the other hand, a backpack that turns into an electric skateboard might be fun.
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Taking back the streets: On bike lanes, speed cameras and what happens to buildings and trees without hi-viz 16.5.2016 TreeHugger
A roundup of stories about streets.
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Roadmap 2020: Iowa Candidate Friese Campaigns on Bike to Showcase Johnson County Sustainability Issues 12.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nationally known as a pioneer in the local food and farm movement, Johnson County supervisor candidate Kurt Friese is giving a new twist to the old motto of walking the walk in politics. In a listening tour to engage more residents, connect the concerns of sustainable growth for urban, rural and suburban voters, and celebrate the rolling hills in southeaastern Iowa, he's on track to bike to every township in his future district. Call it: Biking the bike, or politics in a new age of sustainability. Friese calls it, "Roadmap 2020," as part of a long-term vision for the growing county. Southeast Iowa, of course, is hardly a stranger to bikes. This summer will be Friese's 10th time to participate in the statewide biking phenomenon known as Ragbrai . "The cycling culture is very strong in our community," Friese said, "and the progress made on trails has been great in the last decade or so. But there's a lot more to do. Commuters are telling me they'd like more attention paid to clearing major trails in ...
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Global Bike to Work Day: 4 Reasons to Cycle 11.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Little changes in our routine can guide us to better health in the long run. One simple change is ditching the car for the bike seat and getting a little extra activity on the way to school or work. Strava , the social network for fitness enthusiasts, invites cyclists around the world to join the  Global Bike to Work Day Challenge on May 10th to become a part of the largest bike to work day to date. More than 100,000 people have already pledged online, and by participating you open the doors to not only helping yourself but also helping the environment with the benefits of cycling. 1. Live Healthier, Live Longer For those looking to shed a few inches, ramping up your cardio by biking to work is a great place to start . Biking to work for a year can help the average person lose 13 pounds. Doing aerobic exercise accelerates your breathing and heart rate, which helps to stimulate the contraction of intestinal muscles and keep you on a path to wellness. Other health benefits can include lower blood pressure, ...
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Your money and your life: ditching your car gives you more of both. 2.5.2016 TreeHugger
Two financial advisors on the benefits of going carfree.
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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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