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ELSEWHERE: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) : TreeHugger

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The age group with the highest rate of bicycling is the 18-24 age group, but the 55+ age group is the one that has been increasing its rate fastest (by far), and it is quickly gaining ground on the young. Read More: US bike boom strongest with people over 55 (not hipsters) Read More: US […]


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ELSEWHERE: Oregon Study Finds 94 Percent of Cyclists Stop at Red Lights

Contrary to lawless cyclist mythos, a study finds that nearly all cyclists in four Oregon cities stop for red lights. Meanwhile, according to Michael Andersen at Bike Portland, unrelated research suggests that “speeding in a car on local streets is at least six times more common than running a red light on a bike.” via Oregon Study […]


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ELSEWHERE: Women’s Bike Summit in Kansas City

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“Women are the key to bringing change across many parts of the community,” said Sarah Shipley, the co-founder of BikeWalk Kansas City, who on May 10, 2014, hosted their first ever Women’s Bike Summit. The event brought together women of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate bikes and being active. From workshops on biking with […]


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ELSEWHERE: Introducing the #bikeYVR Print Campaign

I love this.  What a great campaign!  Let’s get on this #bikeTO! We just adore exploring Vancouver’s serene streets, separated lanes, and stunning seawall on a bicycle. The beautiful landscape and moderate climate make cycling an easy, year-round activity. We’re not alone, either. Our #bikeYVR campaign features fun and playful photos of twelve Vancouverites – of all […]


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ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure, Part 3

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Here’s the 3rd and final installment in the Ottawa Bike Video Postcards series.  This time it’s from the Alexandra Bridge over the Ottawa River. I walked out there as Ottawa almost totally shuts down after 5pm (all government workers, I guess)… even the one downtown bike rental place.  So, although I wanted to do some […]


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ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure, Part 2

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Hey everyone, back with another quick video postcard about Ottawa bike infrastructure.  This one is about separated bikelanes on Laurier Ave that run the length of downtown Ottawa.  They are made simply and cheaply, but very effectively. If you missed yesterday’s video post, it was about dedicated lanes for bikes and transit on the Mackenzie […]


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ELSEWHERE: Checking out Ottawa Bike Infrastructure

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I’m in Ottawa for a few days for a conference and have started making small video postcards of the bike infrastructure I’m seeing.  Here’s the first one from the Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal.


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ELSEWHERE: North America’s Best Kept (Cycling) Secret

To give credit where it’s due, when it comes to bicycle infrastructure, the City of Montréal has consistently remained 30 years ahead of the curve. While the rest of North America was busy wasting its time (and countless lives) with sharrows, door-zone paint, and Forester-inspired notions of vehicular cycling, Montréal wisely imitated the European cities who […]


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ELSEWHERE: Montreal shifts gears to keep up with rising popularity of cycling

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Nothing unusual in Montreal to see hipsters, couriers and two-wheeled commuters of all ages sharing the roads. Here, they laugh dismissively when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s pro-car administration comes up in conversation. But the rate at which Montrealers are hopping on their bikes to get around the city has created a whole new problem in a place haunted […]


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ELSEWHERE: In SF, a bike lane between transit stop and sidewalk is working beautifully (video)

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Why don’t more cities escape the curse of bus-bike leapfrogging by putting bike lanes between transit platforms and sidewalks? Though “floating bus stops” and similar designs are being used in many cities, others have avoided doing so, sometimes out of concern that people will be injured in collisions with bikes while they walk between platform and sidewalk. The concern is […]


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