Research suggests that having a bikeway right outside your front door is good for both your health and the value of your house. So should we use economics to support the case for more safe and separated bikeways in our cities?
Wihle I normally scoop relating to Northern Sydney, this is a good video. The short video looks at the passionate cycling community of Eurobodalla who have worked with local Council and RMS to make this beautiful part of the NSW South Coast.
Funded by Transport for London and delivered by LCC - Dr Bike mechanics were on hand to offer free servicing and repairs to staff and learner’s bikes, as well as, offer test rides and offer advice and maps about cycle safety and cycle routes.
"An illustrated passport-sized booklet, containing key terms for cycling, different types of bikes for different mobility needs, and good cycling infrastructure in 27 languages, including all 23 official EU languages. It also contains information on EU-funding sources for cycling and cycling infrastructure, and statistics on cycling in Europe and economic, health and environmental aspects of cycling."
Cycling through the heart of some European cities can be a terrifying experience as you jostle for space with cars, trucks and scooters that whizz by with only inches to spare. Thankfully for bicycle enthusiasts, a movement is afoot to create more room for cycling in the urban infrastructure.
From London’s “cycle superhighways” to popular bike-sharing programs in Paris and Barcelona, growing numbers of European cities are embracing cycling as a safe, clean, healthy, inexpensive and even trendy way to get around town.
Amsterdam and Copenhagen are pioneers of this movement and serve as role models for other cities considering cycling’s potential to reduce congestion and pollution, while contributing to public health.
The trend is catching on also outside Europe, says John Pucher, a professor of urban planning at Rutgers University in New Jersey and co-author of a new book titled “City Cycling.”
Pucher says urban cycling is on the rise across the industrialized world, though Europe is still ahead of the pack.
Read the complete article for further details on urban cycling, cycle 'superhighways', bike sharing programs, two-wheel parking, mixed-mode commuting and more...
Castle Street cycle lane is a contraflow cycle lane on a one way street in Sheffield. It has been here since March 1997 and allows cyclists enter the city centre from the network of cycle paths on the East, avoiding some big ...
This article shows an alternate form of urbanism and city planning when the automobile isn't seen as the only form of vehicular transport with spatial needs. You view a city differently, and experience a city distinctly when peddling through neighborhoods than you do when racing by on an expressway. "It was recently announced that two-thirds of New Yorkers support bike lanes in their city. Cycling is now, undeniably, an integral part of life in the Big Apple."
From the Jack Honderd Blog the tales of an unconventional Cycling Tour of Italy. In this stage Jack describe the difficulties and the joy to ride a scenic route from Ascoli Piceno to Pedaso with many climbs, under a menacing weather.. Click to read
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