Posts tagged with 'cycling'
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 ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
Denmark's "Two-Thirds Green, One-Third Black" Traffic Investment Plan
Denmark's "Two-Thirds Green, One-Third Black" Traffic Investment Plan
Last Thursday, the Danish government agreed to invest 94 billion kroner ($16 billion) to improve the nation’s roads, railways and bike lanes by 2020. Traffic Minister Lars Barfoed was quoted by The Copenhagen Post as saying, “The shape of the ...
Getting Fit For the New Year? Consider Riding Your Bike to Work
Getting Fit For the New Year? Consider Riding Your Bike to Work
A recent issue of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health features a study that reveals the link between obesity rates and “active transportation,” or trips taken by walking, bicycling and public transit. (You may download the complete report from ...
David Byrne Perking Up Bike Parking in NYC
David Byrne Perking Up Bike Parking in NYC
David Byrne of the Talking Heads (a well-known band from the 1980’s) and the Department of Transportation are promoting awareness for biking in the Big Apple through bike racks inspired by the various neighborhoods of New York City. Through July ...
Winterize Your Bike: Bike Pogies, Studded Tires, Chain Lube and Anti-Rust Paint
Winterize Your Bike: Bike Pogies, Studded Tires, Chain Lube and Anti-Rust Paint
Here at EMBARQ headquarters in Washington, D.C. it’s been unseasonably warm. But that still doesn’t mean we can’t all prepare for winterizing our snow mobiles — our bicycles, that is — for when the snow and slush hit the streets. ...
Boulder Wins Platinum in Biking
Boulder Wins Platinum in Biking
“Boulder Goes Bike Platinum” by Streetfilms The League of American Cyclists has bestowed one of its highest honors on Boulder, CO: a Platinum ranking for bike friendly communities. Now along with Portland, OR and Davis, CA, Boulder is a shining ...
New York's Next Renaissance
Most streets in New York bring to mind urban warfare instead of urban renaissance, but on the Upper West side, residents, businesses, and advocates have recently launched a blueprint to revitalize their community and create more livable streets to their ...
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Bachelor of Arts in Biking
Flickr photo by sandcastlematt In efforts to fight growing needs for unsightly parking lots, many universities have discovered a variety of options focused on separating academics and students from their cars. The University of Washington provides free bike rentals including ...
Cycling-Friendly Cities 101
The video above does a great job of showing the many benefits of cycling-friendly cities. Produced by the Interface for Cycling Expertise, with a script by sustainable transport guru Enrique Penalosa, the video visits Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bogota and shows ...
The Amazing Egg Laying Wool Milk Sow
The Amazing Egg Laying Wool Milk Sow
The Eierlegendewollmilchsau is a most unique creature. In addition to having a very long German name, it is capable of providing an amazing amount of bounty for one animal. It can lay eggs, grow wool, provide milk, and even bacon ...
Shanghai Cycles
Shanghai Cycles
Shanghai – Cycles from Lrock on Vimeo.
Innovative Bicycle is Designed to Meet Needs of Urban Poor
Innovative Bicycle is Designed to Meet Needs of Urban Poor
This post is cross-posted on NextBillion.net. File this under the eye-catching-Bottom-of-the-Pyramid-design category and add it to the list of fascinating cycle innovations intended to meet multiple needs for the poor – in this case, the challenges of water filtration and ...
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Living the Good Life on Car-Free Streets
Awhile back here on TheCityFix, we highlighted a video made by StreetFilms that explored Bogota’s “Ciclovia” initiative. This innovative program closes nearly 70 miles of city streets each Sunday to car traffic and opens them to throngs of runners, walkers, ...
Cycling in Beijing
Cycling in Beijing
Photo by Alexandra Moss. Once known as the world’s ‘bicycle kingdom,’ China has experienced rapid urbanization leading some to declare the beginning of the end for China’s bikes. While it’s true that from 1995 to 2005, China’s bike fleet declined ...
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