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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
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Trump’s Worst Nightmare: A Cross-Border, US-Mexico Bikeshare 20.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the debate about President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S. Mexico border drags on, plans for an entirely different kind of infrastructure project are also proceeding: The cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua […]
Dockless bike share is the next transportation trend Philly should embrace | Opinion 17.1.2018 Philly.com News
The current bike share system needs more flexibility if cycling can continue to expand in the city. PlanPhilly recently reported that city officials are looking to boost bike share by considering dockless technology. This is a positive move.
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Florida study finds that drivers flout the law more than cyclists 16.1.2018 TreeHugger
But cyclists all run stop signs and red lights! Don't they?
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New York City's Mayor de Blasio to divest from big oil and sue the companies 15.1.2018 TreeHugger
Changes closer to home would be nice too.
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Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom 13.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. The result in some Chinese cities has been more than a million ...
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Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom 12.1.2018 WRI Stories
Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom Comments|Add Comment|PrintDozens of bike-share operators have emerged in Chinese cities. Photo by LADOT Bike Blog/Flickr China’s cities are drowning in bicycles. Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. The result in some Chinese cities has been more than a million bicycles piling up in public spaces,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Live From Transforming Transportation 2018: “A New Idea of Liberty” 12.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
“We are seeing in cities around the world and transport systems around the world, the beginning of a revolution,” said World Resources President and CEO Andrew Steer in Washington today. Welcoming more than 800 transport experts, policymakers, researchers and private ...
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SEPTA's billion-dollar plan for new trolleys takes a step forward 11.1.2018 Philly.com News
A new report is providing a first glimpse of what a major overhaul for Philadelphia's trolley network might mean for the city's riders and the city's streets.
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We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads 11.1.2018 WRI Stories
We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads Comments|Add Comment|PrintMexico City redesigned its streets to create safe speeds and reduce pedestrian crossing distances. Photo by Secretariat for the Environment, Mexico City Fewer than 3 people per 100,000 are killed in road crashes in Sweden every year, less than almost anywhere else in the world. In contrast, it’s 11 per 100,000 in countries like India and the United States. One reason for the difference? A “Safe System”... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Rid the World of 1.25 million Road Deaths? A Safe System Approach Shows the Way 11.1.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Rid the World of 1.25 million Road Deaths? A Safe System Approach Shows the Way To eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, change the system rather than individuals WASHINGTON (JANUARY 11, 2018)—More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads 11.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
Fewer than 3 people per 100,000 are killed in road crashes in Sweden every year, less than almost anywhere else in the world. In contrast, it’s 11 per 100,000 in countries like India and the United States. One reason for ...
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Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection 9.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica. Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from […]
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Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection 6.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Private garbage trucks are ubiquitous on New York's streets after dark, yet the human effort involved remains largely invisible to most people. To travel deep into the world of New York's midnight trash collection is to enter a realm where people often toil in grave danger for low pay. Waste removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. On the darkened streets of New York City, it's a race for survival. (Photo: Eden, Janine and Jim ) Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from their boss. "Where are you on the route? Hurry up, it shouldn't take this long." Theirs was one of 133 garbage trucks owned by Action Carting, the largest waste company in New York City, which picks up the garbage and recycling from 16,700 businesses. Going 20 miles per hour above the city's 25 mph limit, the ...
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Route 130: the "deadliest, most dangerous, most terrifying" road in South Jersey 6.1.2018 Philly.com News
A young pedestrian's death has helped focus attention on safety issues along Route 130, particularly in Burlington County, where dense residential and commercial development lines the busy highway.
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Mountain bikers are not asking for access to all wilderness trails 6.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I was disappointed in your Jan. 3 editorial “Keep mountain bikes out of wilderness areas,” as it misrepresents HR 1349 by claiming that the bill would “allow mountain bikers to cruise through the approximately 109 million acres of land designated as wilderness.”

Rather, the bill...

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Ride-Hailing: Great for Users, But Sustainability Is an Open Question 6.1.2018 THE CITY FIX
“Ride-hailing” or “ride-sourcing” companies like Uber, Easy Taxi, Ola and Didi have made it much easier for passengers to get around cities everywhere, providing real-time location data, increasingly accurate arrival times, seamless payment and customized services. Goldman Sachs estimates the ...
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To find stolen bikes, Philly owners look to Facebook 5.1.2018 Philly.com News
For nearly 5,400 members, Philadelphia Stolen Bikes doubles as an alternative resource as well as a reliable community.
2017: The year in urban design and transportation 29.12.2017 TreeHugger
There is a bit of repetition here. Sorry, but I have had a really hard time with cars clogging up our cities.
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Highway 520 bridge trail from Seattle to Eastside opens 28.12.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- State transportation officials say a trail along the Highway 520 floating bridge opened to bicyclists and pedestrians last week, one day ahead of schedule....
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Absolutely the last post about Elon Musk, public transit, and "Liberty Machines" 26.12.2017 TreeHugger
Jarrett Walker responds to being called an idiot and I respond to being called an anti-car absolutist
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