Archive For The “city planning” Category

The Benefits of TOD

By | February 19, 2011

Via Streetfilms: For the first chapter in our Moving Beyond the Automobile series we’ll take a look at Transit-Oriented Development, more commonly known by its “TOD” acronym in transportation industry circles. TOD is a high-density, mixed-use residential area with access to ample amounts of transportation. There are usually many transportation nodes within its core and [...]

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  3. Tell the World, "I Bike T.O."

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The Invisible Cyclists

By | January 26, 2011

About this video: They ride on the sidewalks around the city, many of them without helmets or lights. For thousands of immigrants in Los Angeles, the bicycle is their primary means of transportation. But while “everybody’s sort of aware of these bikers,” says Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition organizer Allison Mannos, “there’s not really any [...]

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  3. Yvonne Bambrick of Toronto Cyclists Union at #voteTOin416

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Real Life Bicycle Stories

By | January 24, 2011

Putting a face on the people who use a city’s infrastructure can help others understand why certain changes are happening (or are proposed). The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has created the Connecting the City campaign to promote proposed connections to existing bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco. The above video shows one family integrating all forms [...]

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Is There a Bike War in NYC?

By | November 27, 2010

While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and [...]

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The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

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What are Bike Boxes?

By | October 1, 2010

The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets. Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections [...]

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A Different Bicycle Shapes a Different Kind of Cyclist

By | August 31, 2010

Today in the Toronto Star, Catherine Porter writes about her unintentional conversion to a different kind of cyclist. Her conversion is from a “road warrior” to a “Mary Poppins” or as some would say, she’s become a convert to the Slow Bicycle Movement.
In North America the bicycle is a sporting tool. If you’re an adult, [...]

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