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European cities promote cycling with everything from ‘superhighways’ to revolving bike racks

European cities promote cycling with everything from ‘superhighways’ to revolving bike racks | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

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...


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Guest Review: Kevin Sparrow Discusses the Fuji X-Pro1 and Cycling

Guest Review: Kevin Sparrow Discusses the Fuji X-Pro1 and Cycling | Active Commuting | Scoop.it


I’ve known Kevin Sparrow for some time now. I wouldn’t say we go way back, but in internet time, we’ve been around, doing relatively the same kind of work for a few years. Kevin’s someone I look up to, not only as a photographer, but as a person and a passionate artist. When he and I spoke a few months back about photography, he mentioned he was thinking of ditching his Canon 7D for the Fuji X-Pro1. I didn’t know what to think but after reading his words and seeing these photos, I can’t blame him! Read on below for one of the most in-depth reviews I’ve ever had on this blog....


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自転車に取り付けるだけで時速70kmで走行可能になる電動アシストモーターキット「Ego-Kits」のフォト&ムービー - GIGAZINE

自転車に取り付けるだけで時速70kmで走行可能になる電動アシストモーターキット「Ego-Kits」のフォト&ムービー - GIGAZINE | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

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全米に広がる「自転車の現代型シェアリング」 « WIRED.jp

全米に広がる「自転車の現代型シェアリング」 «  WIRED.jp | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

米国の各都市で自転車をシェアするサービスが拡大している。可能にしたのは、自転車追跡の新しい安価な技術だ。...


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Android 向けナビアプリ「自転車 NAVITIME」、ナビ中も高低差グラフが表示可能に - インターネットコム

Android 向けナビアプリ「自転車 NAVITIME」、ナビ中も高低差グラフが表示可能に - インターネットコム | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
ナビタイムジャパンは、Android 端末向け自転車専用ナビアプリ「自転車 NAVITIME」に、ナビ中も高低差グラフを表示する機能をに追加した。同アプリは Google Play で無償ダウンロード提供中。Android 2.2以降の Android 端末に対応する。...

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『台湾の男性、自転車で日本縦断』-がれきの山に心痛める「現状を台湾の人々に伝えたい」 | 保守速報

『台湾の男性、自転車で日本縦断』-がれきの山に心痛める「現状を台湾の人々に伝えたい」 | 保守速報 | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

ありがとう台湾!

どっかの民族とは正反対。


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自転車は体に悪い:日経ビジネスオンライン

自転車がブームだ。「健康によい」「環境にやさしい」「交通渋滞や駐車場不足を緩和する」と、多くの国で官民あげて自転車の普及に乗り出している。だが、近年自転車は男女とも性器への影響が大きいとする警告がいろいろと報告されている。...

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自転車に取り付けるだけで時速70kmで走行可能になる電動アシストモーターキット「Ego-Kits」のフォト&ムービー - GIGAZINE

自転車に取り付けるだけで時速70kmで走行可能になる電動アシストモーターキット「Ego-Kits」のフォト&ムービー - GIGAZINE | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

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自転車の変速ギアを、自動で切り替えてくれるアプリ « WIRED.jp

自転車の変速ギアを、自動で切り替えてくれるアプリ «  WIRED.jp | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
複数のセンサーからペダルスピードとロードスピード(車速)のデータをスマートフォンアプリに送信、Bluetooth経由で電動変速機の切り替えを行う。...

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The 50 Best bike rides - The Independent

The 50 Best bike rides - The Independent | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
The 50 Best bike ridesThe IndependentTough and uncompromising, the bridleway – one of Britain's highest – over the Lake District's Helvellyn peak is a challenge in fine weather, let alone when there's wind or rain about.
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Cycling's big Sheffield spin-off - The Star

Cycling's big Sheffield spin-off - The Star | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
The StarCycling's big Sheffield spin-offThe StarMeanwhile, cycle training organisations are fielding an increase in inquiries of up to 20%, and bike shops are seeing more business, especially from families.
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A bright idea to help bike riders be seen and not harmed

A bright idea to help bike riders be seen and not harmed | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
A bright idea to help bike riders be seen and not harmed...

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Walking, cycling may ease 'cancer fatigue' › News in Science (ABC Science)

Walking, cycling may ease 'cancer fatigue' › News in Science (ABC Science) | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
People who have been treated for cancer often have lingering fatigue, but regular walking or cycling might help boost their energy.

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New Data Shows Miami Beach #10 On List Of Commuters Who Use Bikes - Governing.com

New Data Shows Miami Beach #10 On List Of Commuters Who Use Bikes - Governing.com | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

New census data highlights areas of the country where people are more likely to strap on their helmets and bike to work.

Nationwide, more than 777,000 people rode bicycles as their primary means of traveling to work last year, according to the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.

In most areas, cyclists accounted for only a small share of all commuters. Last year, they made up an estimated 0.56 percent of U.S. working adults, a rate that has remained relatively stable in recent years. Cyclists accounted for 0.53 percent of commuters in 2010 and 0.55 percent in 2009, according to the survey.

Some urban areas, though, are home to far greater numbers of cyclists than others. More than 5 percent of working adults reported biking to work in at least sixteen cities surveyed with populations exceeding 65,000. An estimated 16.6 percent of Davis, Calif., workers bike to their jobs, more than any other city in the country.

The following map shows the prevalence of biking to work for more than 400 cities and other Census-designated places surveyed. Larger icons represent cities where those who primarily bike to work accounted for higher shares (not raw numbers) of total commuters in 2011...

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自転車をロックして放置したらどうなるか?社会実験「LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC 」: DesignWorks

自転車をロックして放置したらどうなるか?社会実験「LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC 」: DesignWorks | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
自転車をロックして放置したらどうなるか?社会実験「LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC 」 - グラフィックデザインからプロダクトデザインまで紹介するクリエイティブBLOG - DesignWorks ...

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自転車のフレームに伸縮性のあるベルトを巻き付け荷物入れを作るアイディア「Reel」 - GIGAZINE

自転車のフレームに伸縮性のあるベルトを巻き付け荷物入れを作るアイディア「Reel」 - GIGAZINE | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

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「自転車のカゴに入れました」「ベランダにおきます」…佐川の配達が酷すぎると話題に : 痛いニュース(ノ∀`)

「自転車のカゴに入れました」「ベランダにおきます」…佐川の配達が酷すぎると話題に : 痛いニュース(ノ∀`) | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
1 名前: マレーヤマネコ(岡山県):2012/06/13(水) 20:30:18.47 ID:iMBXuGAz0自転車のカゴに入れましたベランダにおきます★なぜか憎めない佐川の斬新な配達http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2133948571101742201...

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自転車旅行におけるペアランツーリングの魅力、嬉しいことは二人分、悲しいことは半分、食欲は軽く四人前、そして学ぶことは数知れず - GIGAZINE

自転車旅行におけるペアランツーリングの魅力、嬉しいことは二人分、悲しいことは半分、食欲は軽く四人前、そして学ぶことは数知れず - GIGAZINE | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

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「自転車は車両」認識促す県警 : 新潟 : 地域 : YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞)

読売新聞社のニュースサイト (RT@Googleニュース| #自転車: 「自転車は車両」認識促す県警 - 読売新聞 http://t.co/accXnfmf...)...

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自転車によるスマホ充電サービスがニューヨークに登場! - インターネットコム

自転車によるスマホ充電サービスがニューヨークに登場! - インターネットコム | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
米国ニューヨーク在住の David Krawczyk 氏と Navjot Kaur 氏は、自転車による携帯電話充電サービスを提供するプロジェクト「Charge Cycle」を開始した。現在、Kickstarter で出資者を募集している。...

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自転車でTDR 〜春〜 | JICOK

自転車でTDR 〜春〜 | JICOK | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
TDRへ行ってきた。そして撮ってきた! 以下、道中記。 朝9時過ぎ。 本日は晴れだったので絶好のサイクリング日和。 自宅を出て、亀有、青戸、奥戸と、環七通りをひたすら南下する事約1時間。 葛西駅前に到着。駅近くにツタヤが見える。...

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Cycling cooperative urges newbies to skill up for safety - Postcode Gazette

Cycling cooperative urges newbies to skill up for safety - Postcode Gazette | Active Commuting | Scoop.it
Yorkshire PostCycling cooperative urges newbies to skill up for safetyPostcode Gazette“But to make sure they enjoy their cycling, every new Sheffield cyclist should book on to a free cycling commuter skills session to cut the risk of their ride.” ...
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GREG & MEL

I filmed my friends San Francisco Wedding with my girlfriend http://tracigriffinphotography.com/ who did all the photos! This is our first collaboration. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Increase in cyclist, motorcyclist injuries - Adelaide Now

Increase in cyclist, motorcyclist injuries - Adelaide Now | Active Commuting | Scoop.it

Increase in cyclist, motorcyclist injuriesAdelaide NowTHE rising popularity of cycling has been linked to a marked increase in the number of road accidents involving bicycles.and more »...


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