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ELSEWHERE: Amsterdam installs solar panels on cycle paths

KROMMENIE, Netherlands – A project dubbed “SolaRoad” gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam. The path is built of massive, Lego-like modules of solar panels embedded in concrete, each […]


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ELSEWHERE: NYC’s Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transit

After months of troubles reported by New York City’s bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It’s going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here’s the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader—one who used […]


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OH YEAH! Latvian Cyclists Show How Much Space Cars Waste

To celebrate International No Car Day (Sept. 22), some clever Latvian bicyclists from the Let’s Bike It organization dressed their bikes up as automobiles in Riga to show how much space people waste when they commute by car instead of by bike. By hanging colorful car-sized frame from their bikes, they highlight just how absurd […]


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ELSEWHERE: “Bike to Work” is the wrong message

Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message.“Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot of people. But if you start with getting people who have access to a bike to go for a ride […]


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ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don’t always work that way, and it’s often the case that leadership is the necessary ingredient for things to get going. This is on display in Pittsburgh, a city that has recently elected Bill Peduto […]


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OH YEAH: 5 things Toronto could learn from Copenhagen

Over the least 50 years, Copenhagan has transformed itself from an auto-focused city into a paradise for cyclists. Every day, more people bike to work in Denmark’s capital and its surrounding urban area than in the entire United States, despite the city having less than one percent of America’s population. Cycling detractors in Toronto often […]


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OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

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Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb. The main point of building protected lanes was to make biking in the city safer. But when the NYC Department of Transportation recently studied the […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Every faded bike lane is asking to be a protected bike lane

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This makes all kinds of sense: …the bike lane paint would still be there if cars weren’t regularly encroaching on the bike lane. For whatever reason, these streets have been designed in such a way that people are regularly driving into the bike lane with their cars. To be clear, that doesn’t mean people are […]


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OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]


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ELSEWHERE: Cycling Numbers On the Rise in Vancouver

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Awesome. Build great bike infrastructure (that connects to other great bike infrastructure) and watch your city get transformed for the better! According to the City of Vancouver, cycling routes and separated bike lanes saw record usage numbers during July. A record 195,000 bike trips were taken on the Burrard Bridge bike lane throughout the month, […]


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