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How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion

How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion | green infographics | Scoop.it

People that commute by car spend an inordinate amount of time staring at taillights. There’s no way they’re getting around that traffic in front of them. But what about bike commuters? This group of Latvian cyclists recently created a powerful demonstration of the large footprint created by cars that carry just one occupant.

The four cyclists strapped on fragile frameworks shaped like cars, then hopped into the local traffic in Riga to show how much room they would occupy on their daily commute. The difference communicates loud and clear: if these cyclists were actually in cars, they would seriously add to congestion.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, October 17, 2014 12:23 PM

Interesting study from Latvia.  Something to think about when fossil fuels  run out or become too expensive to buy. Protection from bad weather is a definite plus for cars.  Or, you could have commuters park their cars in a municipal lot and use bikes to reach their workplaces once they enter the city.  Aloha, Russ.

Jim Gramata's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:49 AM

Visually compelling look at the power of the bike commute 

Agence Relations d'Utilité Publique's curator insight, November 24, 2014 5:06 AM

Les images parlent d'elles même...

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The 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

The 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S. | green infographics | Scoop.it
Based on the number of bike facilities per square mile, San Francisco is the best city for bikers in the United States.


According to new data, the city has 5.6 bike-able miles per square mile, including on-street bike lanes, multi-use bike paths and signed bike routes. Residents of Austin, Texas, Long Beach, Calif., and Philadelphia rank right below San Francisco.

This annotated map of the U.S., made by Statista, shows the 10 cities in the U.S. with the most bike facilities per square mile, according to data from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

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Bhopkins's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:42 AM

10 cities with the most bike facilities per square mile - Baltimore is not on the list.

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The Most Bike-Friendly States In The U.S.

The Most Bike-Friendly States In The U.S. | green infographics | Scoop.it

Washington, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are the best states for cycling in the United States. Alabama, Montana, and Kentucky are the worst. States like Florida and New York fall somewhere in the middle.

That's according to The League of American Bicyclists, which every year ranks states on their friendliness to cycling. Washington keeps its No. 1 status from last year, with Wisconsin moving up five places. Montana has dropped 10 places to 49th. Meanwhile, California and Ohio are the most improved from 2013. The latter state is up 16 places, from 32nd to 16th.

Find more deatils at the link or see the full report and methodology here.

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Glowing animation highlights bicycle hotspots throughout London

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This mesmerizing video may look like an art display, but it's actually a data representation of the five million routes taken by London cyclists since 2010. It's the perfect marriage of graphic visualization and useful information.

Barclays Cycle Hire was launched in 2010 to provide an alternative means of transportation for London commuters. Visualization specialist Jo Wood and collaborator Andrew Huddart, both from City University London, took the first five million journeys and created the animated map to help transport planners and associated organizations make better decisions on how to support the bicycle project in the future...

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