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ELSEWHERE: Number of Californians walking, biking or taking transit doubled since 2000

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Recent statistics suggest a promising trend. But imagine what would happen if we actually got serious about promoting livable cities? Read More: Number of Californians walking, biking or taking transit doubled since 2000 Read More: Number of Californians walking, biking or taking transit doubled since 2000 : TreeHugger

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ELSEWHERE: 21st Century Greenway

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What can happen when people begin to experience transportation beyond the automobile and then imagine possibility.  Having grown up in the Twin Cities my childhood included playing in the street  beneath  the elm tree canopy of shade. As I look back to that time, it seems idyllic now. There was a Read More: Main Street […]

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ELSEWHERE: Calm Down, People: Citi Bike Is Gonna Be Just Fine

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New Yorkers are freaking out about a Wall Street Journal story today that says Citi Bike is in trouble, “moving quickly to raise tens of millions of dollars” to save the system, which has been devastated by an unusually brutal winter. Read more…      Read More: Calm Down, People: Citi Bike Is Read More: Calm […]

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ELSEWHERE: Laidback Copenhagen by bike

Two Copenhagen bicycle chicas like what they see. Classic chica rolling the streets of… For the full photographic glory and the rest of the text, you know where to go. The Original Cycle Chic awaits. Read More: Laidback Copenhagen by bike Read More: Cycle Chic®: Laidback Copenhagen by bike

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ELSEWHERE: 25 of NYC’s Most Transformative Road Diets

Cool “slidey” photographs that show before/after scenes! New York City has been adjusting to its new Mayor Bill De Blasio, who took office at the beginning of the year. The new mayor has been slowly revealing his team of commissioners who will guide the city’s continued transformation. As AN has noted many times before, De […]

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ELSEWHERE: Magic happens on streets closed to cars

  What happens on the empty closed-down streets of Los Angeles before the L.A. Marathon? Magic. #CrashTheCrash – YouTube.

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ELSEWHERE: 7 Dutch bike bridges offer us a few lovely lessons

7 Dutch bike bridges offer us a few lovely lessons Check out these bike bridges from the Netherlands and a few good practices I think we could implement in many other locations. via Bikes feed Read More: 7 Dutch bike bridges offer us a few lovely lessons : TreeHugger This is a BikingToronto aggregator post. […]

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ELSEWHERE: Car infrastructure turns into bike/ped infrastructure

Car infrastructure gets turned into bike/ped infrastructure in Pittsburgh & Charleston As more and more people kick cars out of their lives and switch to bicycling, the infrastructure must also change. via Bikes feed Read More: Car infrastructure turns into bike/ped infrastructure in Pittsburgh & Charleston : TreeHugger This is a BikingToronto aggregator post. It’s […]

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ELSEWHERE: Temporary curb-protected bike lane in DC

Temporary curb-protected bike lane in DC exp:eehive_hacksaw allow=” “} You’ve heard of sneckdowns, those time-traveling bits of infrastructure from the cities of the future that appear on our street corners in the form of piles of unplowed snow? With Washington DC clearing up its latest blizzard, Read More: Temporary curb-protected bike lane in DC | […]

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Winter Cycling Capital of World is in … Finland

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Come on Toronto.  If the Finnish can bike all winter, we can too.  Aren’t there entire commercials by beer companies, Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire about how hearty Canadians are? Let’s get out there and enjoy it. via The Winter Cycling Capital of the World – Momentum Mag.

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Pay Attention Toronto: Europe’s Most Congested City Going Car-Free

Something similar should be done in Toronto on Yonge St. south of Bloor, and perhaps King and Queen between Bathurst and Jarvis. Keep the middle lanes open for streetcars only (or buses on Yonge), and let’s open these streets up for business. Cars are choking us economically. If the city’s new mayor gets his way, […]

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Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

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In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.

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Activists install separated bike lane in 10 minutes for $350, Seattle follows through

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Bit of a dated story, but it’s soooo good.  Can this happen in Toronto? Seattle cycling advocates spent $350 and 10 minutes installing bollards on a painted bikelane and making it a MUCH safer piece of infrastructure.  The City of Seattle removed their work, but then re-installed it 3 months later with additional improvements, thanking […]

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Cyclists and riders and walkers are more important than drivers

Cyclists and riders and walkers are more important than drivers

  More awesomeness out of NYC today: Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reinforced his reputation as a transportation reformer, and reaffirmed the worst fears of his bike-skeptic critics, by proclaiming cyclists more important than drivers. “Cyclists and pedestrians and bus riders are as important, if not, I would argue, more important than automobile riders,” said Bloomberg, […]

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Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk

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There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to […]

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