Posts tagged with 'bicyclists'
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on August 16, 2011.  After Brazil’s President Rousseff created Way to School, a national program that provides 100,000 donated bikes and helmets to students in public schools, the federal government took ...
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
Bicycles Liberate Women in Zimbabwe
In an article last week for the Guardian’s Bike Blog, Jane Madembo relived her experience as a public transit and bicycle commuter in Zimbabwe. In the article, Madembo explains that public transport was scarce in the low-density, suburban areas where ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Cars Paint Roads
Friday Fun: Cars Paint Roads
Iepe Rubingh, a Dutch artist, transformed a busy intersection in Berlin into a public art piece. “Painting Reality” is composed of bikers spilling liters of environmentally friendly and water-based paint in the path of moving traffic. Once spilled into the ...
Boston's Hubway
Boston's Hubway
After spending several years abroad focused on Asia’s urban centers, it was heartening to return to find my hometown making progress in sustainable transportation. On July 28, the city of Boston launched New Balance Hubway, the fifth major bike share system ...
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
Capital Bikeshare Featured on Streetfilms
A new short video by Streetfilms, a project of OpenPlans, shows the immense success and the rapidly rising popularity of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program. Deemed the largest bikeshare program in the United States, with 1,100 bicycles and 110 stations, ...
Friday Fun: Breaking Bad Habits in New York City
Friday Fun: Breaking Bad Habits in New York City
Ron Gabriel, a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts, created a video showing the bad habits of roads users and numerous near-miss accidents in one of New York City’s many intersections. Part of his master’s thesis, the video is ...
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association released a statement yesterday calling on citizens to urge state governments to build more bicycling and pedestrian projects using the $26.6 billion in stimulus funds released for transport projects on Tuesday, as part of the ...
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