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ELSEWHERE: Copenhagenize – The World’s Best Behaved Cyclists are in Copenhagen

As I highlight in this TED x Zurich talk of mine about Bicycle Culture by Design, Copenhagen has the world’s best behaved cyclists. Bar none. I’ve cycled in close to 100 cities around the world and I’ve never seen anything that comes close. Citizens in any city do not – contrary to popular perception – wander […]



ELSEWHERE: How they did it: Angelinos win their first protected bike lane

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It’s a story that Tinseltown could probably make magical: a dense, diverse and car-obsessed city turns a corner and decides to redesign an eight-lane thoroughfare to be great for biking, walking and public transit. But until a team of community activists stepped in, Los Angeles’ first protected bike lane project was at death’s door. The […]



ELSEWHERE: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With Curb-Protected Cycling

The new 1st Street curb-protected bike lane takes shape. Photo: BeyondDC/Flickr Here’s a good sign that protected bike lanes are here to stay in American cities: Cities are increasingly trading plastic bollards for concrete curbs, making the lanes a more permanent feature of the landscape. As I repor Read More: DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With […]



ELSEWHERE: Indianapolis Bikeshare Set To Launch

The Indianapolis Bikeshare officially kicks off April 22nd as 250 bikes will be locked in to 25 stations around the downtown area. The hype has been building in the city, but let’s just quickly mention how cool it is that the Pacers are the sponsoring organization. You can get in on the perks of the […]



ELSEWHERE: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge

Chicago is no longer a man’s world – bike world, that is. In the span of a few weeks, two women-owned bike shops have opened in Chicago’s thriving bike community. Read More: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge Read More: Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge – Momentum Mag



ELSEWHERE: Open Street Events Around the World

Alissa Walker writes for Gizmodo about nine open streets events from all over the world, even in a few cities famous for auto domination. Publication Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 Read More: Open Street Events Around the World Read More: Open Street Events Around the World | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network



ELSEWHERE: Green Light Given for Bike Path in Montreal

On March 25th, the administration of the city of Montreal finally gave the green light to a development project aiming to create an elevated bicycle route that will eventually be located under the Saint-Laurent railway overpass on the corner of Bellechasse Street. This area, riddled with potholes, wi Read More: Green Light Given for Bike […]



ELSEWHERE: Citi Bike opens the kimono on how New Yorkers ride their bikes

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… if having Alta run Bikeshare Toronto means we’ll get amazing data like this, then it’s all worth it! New York’s bike-share is seeing more than 40,000 miles traveled per day and close to 13 million cumulative miles since the program began!  Read More: Citi Bike opens […]



ELSEWHERE: Indianapolis becomes first city to get NBA-backed bikeshare

How stoked would you be if someone told you that you were going to get 250 new bikes? Well, that’s exactly what just happened in Indianapolis! Last Friday, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced exciting details about a new bikeshare program coming to Indiana Read More: Indianapolis becomes first city to get NBA-backed bikeshare | […]



ELSEWHERE: Four simple lessons from Austin’s brilliant bike plan update

In the tech boomtown of Austin, data is king — and city staffers are making some of the country’s strongest data-driven arguments for better bike infrastructure. A new slideshow by Austin engineer Nathan Wilkes spells out the virtues of a $140 million protected bike Read More: Four simple lessons from Austin’s brilliant bike plan update […]