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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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ELSEWHERE: Is New York City’s bike sharing program hurting local bike shops? : TreeHugger

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When there are big changes, not everybody always wins. New York City's bike sharing program has been a success by many standards. Over 105,000 people have signed up for the annual membership ($95), or … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]