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ELSEWHERE: France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

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France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people’s health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption. Several countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Britain have bike-to-work schemes, with different kinds of incentives such as […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: The protected bike lane ridership bump, city by city

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The data has been trickling in for years in Powerpoint slides and stray tweets: on one street after another, even in the bike-skeptical United States, adding a physical barrier between bikes and cars leads to a spike in bike traffic. Now, the first multi-city academic study of U.S. protected bike lanes has dropped, and a series of anecdotes have […]


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ELSEWHERE: Kitchener installs 3 new bicycle repair stations

Come on Toronto!  We can’t let Kitchener beat us, can we?  We only have one of these, courtesy of the fine folks at Steamwhistle. Kitchener cyclists in need of an emergency tune-up can get one at three different locations now that the city has installed three bike “fix-it” stations at Kitchener City Hall, the Kitchener […]


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ELSEWHERE: US cities start pushing protected lanes into new territory: downtown

Mile by mile this spring, America’s protected bike lanes are advancing into a new and interesting type of neighborhood: the one right in the middle. Even as protected lane designs have gained momentum around the country, the projects have often danced around the edges of central business districts: a college drag here, a trail connection there. With a few […]


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ELSEWHERE: Why this bicycle path isn’t good enough for the Dutch

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Many of us would be thrilled if our neighborhood had the off-road, protected, two-way bicycle path in David Hembrow’s picture above. But the path as a whole is now sub-standard in the Netherlands and doesn’t satisfy local citizens, planners, or engineers, so a new path is planned. Read More: Why this bicycle path isn’t good […]


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ELSEWHERE: Alec Baldwin Arrested After Biking the Wrong Way in NYC

Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York earlier today, reportedly after the NYPD stopped him for biking the wrong way on the street. CBS New York reports Baldwin became belligerent as police tried to issue him a summons and was arrested. Read more… Read More: Alec Baldwin Arrested After Biking th Read More: Alec Baldwin […]


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ELSEWHERE: Bikes Welcome at Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London and Portland, OR offer bike amenities with Hufnagel Cycle and tokyobike bicycles. Read More: Bikes Welcome at Ace Hotel Read More: Bikes Welcome at Ace Hotel – Momentum Mag


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ELSEWHERE: How Montreal built a bike lane by debunking the autoparkolypse

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Every city that’s ever considered removing auto parking to make room for a protected bike lane has been, understandably, nervous. North America’s best city for biking wasn’t immune. But when it was planning its signature downtown bike project in 2005, Montreal got past those concerns with a very simple tactic. Instead of counting only the change in […]


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ELSEWHERE: Cycle path fails around the world

Bike lanes work better without cars, signposts or scaffolding parked in the middle of them. Here are some of the worst examples submitted by Guardian readers from around the world Sent via GuardianWitness By Kirstie Sharp Marseille is discovering bicycle paths, but it is a painful beginning. S Read More: Cycle path fails around the […]


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ELSEWHERE: Where People Bike and Run, Worldwide

Remember those running maps I made with limited data from RunKeeper? Strava, which also provides an app to track your … Read More: Where People Bike and Run, Worldwide Read More: Where People Bike and Run, Worldwide


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