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ELSEWHERE: The Atlanta BeltLine – Catalyst infrastructure and city systems

From Spacing, a great example of what can be done with abandoned rail lands: Through advocacy, local organizing and support from civic leaders, Gravel’s thesis project transformed into the Atlanta BeltLine, a $3 billion public works project that is one of the most comprehensive urban redevelopment projects in North America today. The Atlanta BeltLine will […]


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ELSEWHERE: P’tit Vélib’ — bike-sharing program for kids launches in Paris

Bike-sharing programs have been all the rage in recent years. The Vélib’ program in Paris was by many accounts the program that got the massive trend rolling. Now, it has started P’tit Vélib’, a bike-sharing program for the kiddies. To start things off, the bikes will be available in 5 locations around the city. More […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to work? These property owners want you

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From Vancouver.  Let’s get this going in Toronto. In the past six years, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre has added secure storage spaces for nearly 150 bikes. When 725 Granville, the latest addition to the three-block-long downtown office-shopping complex, is completed next year, another 88 secure spots will become available. Safe bike parking, alongside lockers, showers and […]


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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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INFRASTRUCTURE: Why Protected Bike Lanes Matter

For anyone who rides a bike regularly, we know anecdotally that protected bike lanes make a huge difference. We feel safer. We feel welcome on the streets, navigating them calmly to get from place to place. But just how safe are we, and how much does the design of our streets change behaviors? Turns out, […]


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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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