Author Archives: Joe T.
In the 20th century there were few more offensive symbols of man’s seemingly unquenchable need to spread hatred, division, and suspicion than the Berlin Wall. Stark, grey, brutal — the wall was a concrete embodiment of the most stupid example of a siege mentality in history. Which makes it all the more marvellous that it [...]
Comedian Bill Murray talks about riding a bicycle in Austin, Texas during a visit at Mellow Johnny’s bike shop. via Cyclelicious, via BikeHugger
The standard speed limit in London, as in New York, is 30 mph. Since 2001, however, London has built more than four hundred 20 mph zones, as described in a 2009 report by the London Assembly [PDF]. The zones are located in residential neighborhoods or near areas of high pedestrian activity, like schools. As of last year, [...]
1. Lower C02 Emissions in Cities 2. A Tool for Cyclists to Change City Planning 3. Get Americans Exercising 4. Saving More People Money in Tight Times 5. Give People a Higher Quality of Life Read more at PlanetGreen
People will sometimes ask me, “Why do you hate cars so much?” The truth is I don’t hate cars. They are useful to some people (delivery trucks, people with disabilities). The car itself is not the problem, it is what happens to society when everyone owns a car that is the problem. Cars are simply [...]
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told a group of bicycle advocates that department-wide training would be implemented to highlight the rights of bicyclists on the road and ensure that officers know how to deal with incidents involving bikes. more Via the LA Times, via BikerooTO on Twitter
Hummer, which traces its origins to the Humvee military vehicle built by AM General LLC in South Bend, Ind., acquired a devoted following among SUV lovers who were drawn to the off-road ready vehicles. But they drew scorn from environmentalists and sales never recovered after gasoline prices spiked above $4 a gallon in the summer [...]
Want to Foster Walking, Biking and Transit? You Need Good Parking Policy (USA) Police Shut Down Bike Shop Suspected of Selling Stolen Property (NYC) Montana Bicycle Blogger Terrorized by Drunk Driver WANTED: Twenty seven thousand bike parking spaces (LONDON, UK) Awesome Hungarian Bike To Word Campaign
via the LA Bike Working Group via HiMY SYeD, via Inhabitat.com.
“Could answers to the Toronto region’s congestion crisis reside among the cobbled, storybook streets of the ancient German city of Bremen? With a population of about 600,000, Bremen is increasingly being recognized as the last word in sane, sustainable transportation. Last year, the city even managed to buck the European trend to rising car ownership [...]
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“It’s been more than a week since the snow storm ended. All major roads are clear. Side streets are passable. So why is the Inner Harbor bike path snowed in when all 4 lanes of Pratt Street are clear? There’s plenty of room for snow to be dumped right to the side of the lane, [...]