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ELSEWHERE: London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

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Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what is said to be Europe’s longest “segregated” bike lane. Segregated bike lanes — what we here in the states would call “protected” lanes — are […]



ELSEWHERE: Sneckdowns show what part of the road cars actually use

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From NYC (be sure and watch the video at the link): With more than two feet of snow expected to accumulate on NYC streets in the next couple of days, this city is about to get blanketed by nature’s traffic calming. Sneckdown fever won’t be far behind. To get things started, we’re reposting the classic […]



ELSEWHERE: Want to rent a bike? Have an extra ride gathering dust? Spinlister is the AirBnB of bikes

They’ve just added Toronto locations!! Very cool. With over a billion bikes on Earth, and about 100 million of them just in the United States, nobody should ever be left wanting to ride without a set of wheels. More: Want to rent a bike? Have an extra ride gathering dust? Spinlister is the AirBnB of […]



INFRASTRUCTURE: Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

Spoiler: bikelanes are always effective (if you want a happier, cleaner, friendlier and less congested city). There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political favours. Even by Vancouver standards, the debate over the city’s latest bike lane grew especially heated.But nearly one year after a stretch of Point Grey Road […]



ELSEWHERE: America’s 10 best new bike lanes of 2014

Cities to emulate, Toronto. This was the year that saw protected lanes pop up in Tempe, Arizona; in Athens, Georgia; in Pentagon City, Virginia. Last year, half of the new mileage of protected bike lanes nationwide was in the Green Lane Project’s six focus cities. This year, protected bike lanes grew twice as fast, and […]



ELSEWHERE: Paris announces plans for a car-free city centre

This is what world class cities do.  Are you paying attention Toronto? With Sydney looking to clear pedestrian space for cars, European cities are continuing to move towards more pedestrian-friendly city centres.The mayor of Paris has announced a plan to tackle traffic and pollution in the French capital by transforming the city’s historic centre into […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]