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In case you haven’t seen it yet – a great video from Amsterdam. There’s no valid reason downtown Toronto can’t be like this. Let’s work on it? via: Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam | Spacing National.
Getting reluctant cyclists to brave their bikes in the middle of winter is the reason a few towns in the Netherlands are now considering passively heating their bike paths to provide drier, more comfortable roads. In this report from the Netherlands De Telegraaf news site, the Dutch Cyclists Union enthuses over the possibility of pavement warmed up by underground [...]
More awesomeness out of NYC today: Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reinforced his reputation as a transportation reformer, and reaffirmed the worst fears of his bike-skeptic critics, by proclaiming cyclists more important than drivers. “Cyclists and pedestrians and bus riders are as important, if not, I would argue, more important than automobile riders,” said Bloomberg, [...]
Here’s what Ryan Van Duzer has to say about this journey: Duzer Duz Live.Love.Bike. I began this journey on the beaches of San Diego by quoting Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Well I’ve been on countless daring adventures but none quite like this. Instead of focusing on the [...]
How many of these factors exist in North America today? Outrageous number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities – Check. Absurd amounts of public space dedicated to the movement and storage of private vehicles – Check. Oil and financial crises – Double Check. Public outcry – Check. Political will to change – Very Little. We’re seeing [...]
True story. On my 15 minute walk to the dry cleaners today I passed four cargo bikes (three in use at the time), three bikes pulling trailers, a half-dozen bikes with child seats and countless bikes with baskets, crates and panniers.
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(For English subtitles click on the CC icon at the bottom of the video) In 1997, in San Andrés Itzapa in Guatemala, Maya Pedal Association began recycling scraps of bicycles into Bicimáquinas. Bicimáquinas are pedal-powered blenders, washing machines and threshing machines, eliminating the need for fuel and electricity. Pumps are also possible, and are capable [...]
Learn more about this inspiring project here: Street Books
Godspeed or God Speed comes from the Middle English expression “God spede (you)”, a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. (wikipedia)
Made for Artcrank 2011 this print uses real…
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and The Bird Wheel
In Zaanstad, Netherlands there was a parking problem on the main retail strip. A bicycle parking problem. Built to accommodate 700 bicycles, in a city with only 145,000 residents, fietsenpakhuis reflects the “Zaanse” industrial architecture style of the city and supports the residents and visitors who bike daily in the area. The floor is paved [...]
Whatever these are they really need to make a comeback!
Applicable to Canada Day as well, which was yesterday…
For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more. For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients. For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education. [...]
Via Rob’s Woodgrain Bike Frames
At any age, commuting by bicycle is the best!
Learn more at Riding 4 Ridings Follow Riding4Ridings on Twitter Via The Deadly Nightshades Related posts:What is Prohab and Who Are These Ladies in Helmets? Setting an Example: Burrard Street Bike Lane Vancouver How We Behave In Cars
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- Setting an Example: Burrard Street Bike Lane Vancouver
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Follow Russ and Laura at The Path Less Pedaled Want to take your own train and bicycle trip in Ontario? Visit Bikes and Transit and Bike Train Ontario. Video via Bike Commuters Related posts:The New Bikes + Transit Web Site has GPS, Maps Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) How to Use [...]
- The New Bikes + Transit Web Site has GPS, Maps
- Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!)
- How to Use Bikes and Transit in Minnesota (Toronto, too!)
Look at that mess of road paint and lanes and street signs… yet traffic (all traffic) flows seamlessly in this short clip. Lots of visitors stare in wonder at the ‘organized chaos’, as in: “How come they don’t crash into each other?”, I answer accordingly: “They don’t because they grow up biking and never stop. [...]
- The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam
- Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns”
- Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists
In Malawi there is a shortage of ambulances and many roads are in a bad condition. As a consequence, many pregnant women and their children die because they do not arrive in time at the hospital. Dutch trader Peter Meyer came up with a solution: the bicycle ambulance. 3 years ago he started Sakaramenta, which [...]
- A cargo bike that changes lives
- Bicycle Coffee Company in San Francisco
- The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam