Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Behind Bangalore's Growth, A New Species Is Born: Transport Challenged People
Here two-wheelers invade a footpath. All photos by Sudhir Gota, SECON Pvt Ltd. Krishnappa is a security guard for a multinational software firm in Bangalore who, for the past thirty years, has walked and cycled to work. For Krishnappa, the ...
Take The Awareness Test
Take The Awareness Test
I’m happy to see such a high level of sophistication in recent public services announcements on sustainable transportation issues. First we had Lolo, the planet saving Donkey that takes public transportation and now we have this very clever awareness test ...
Transport In The News
Transport In The News
Photo by padawan. Dubai: Air quality declines as number of cars rises [Business 24-7] China: Car owners to be compensated for driving ban during Olympics [Gaurdian] China: Marathon record holder wont run in China because of pollution [Daily Mail] United ...
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
He’s cute, he’s adventurous, he’s reliable, and he’s closeted. What more could one ask of a folding bike? My latest love interest is the Dahon Speed 7. I’d been eying him in the bike store for quite a while, examining ...
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion pricing is good for the environment and public health. Photo by dlisbona. A team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London conducted a study showing that London’s congestion pricing scheme has ...
Bicycling in Istanbul
Bicycling in Istanbul
Photo by Murat Suyabatmaz. Biking in cities doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. But in Istanbul, you must be extra careful. Besides traffic and air pollution – the usually problems faced by urban cyclists – Istanbul riders have ...
London to Get Bike Sharing
London to Get Bike Sharing
Bike docking stations in Paris. Photo by dangiles73. Last week, Ken Livingston, the Mayor of London, announced an ambitious plan to transform the British capital into a pedestrian and cycling city, an effort that he expects will reduce London’s carbon ...
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
An unusual calm on Bogota’s streets. Photo by Pattoncito from Flickr. On Thursday, February 7 Bogotá held its 8th annual car-free day during which 14% of the population left their private cars at home and walked, cycled, and took mass ...
Bikes vs. Cars
Bikes vs. Cars
Here’s a neat picture from Adrien Rovero, that nicely compares the amount of urban space needed for a bike compared with that needed for a car. Photo from INOUT DESIGNERS.
The Ethics of Driving
New York Times Magazine writer Randy Cohen, aka The Ethicist, sits down with Mark Gorton from The Open Planning Project and discusses the ethical implications of driving, congestions pricing, biking and the use of public space by private individuals. Mr. ...
Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
Milan Mayor Introduces Congestion Charging
It’s not fashion week in Milan, so the chatter on the street is all about transport. Photo by William Butler Yeats Best known for haute couture and hot wheels, the northern Italian city of Milan has followed the lead of ...
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
Two-Wheelers Thrive in Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, over 2 million bikes navigate the streets, creating the ebbs and flows in this city’s tide of traffic. All throughout Vietnam the motorbike is the essence of personal mobility, forming the backbone of the national ...
The Case for The Pedicab
The Case for The Pedicab
Pedicabs like this one above are found throughout the world. Photo by drs2biz from Flickr. To celebrate World Town Planning Day, the Ontario Planners Institute called on planners, towns and cities to “start planning ahead for a future where the ...
Pedaling in Portland
Pedaling in Portland
Everyone bikes in Portland. Photo by dontbecreepy from Flickr. Visiting the New York Times website today, I was struck to find that the most emailed article of the day was about Portland, Oregon’s efforts to promote our two-wheeled friend, the ...
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
Hot Wheels for Rwandan Coffee Workers!
One of the primary causes of urbanization is what demographers call “rural to urban migration.” Migrants leave their homes in rural areas for a confluence of reasons — degraded farm land, drought, confiscated land, etc. — and move to cities, ...
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