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How to boost biking and walking even further in your city

How to boost biking and walking even further in your city | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The pronounced rise of two-wheel and two-feet travel between 2010 and 2011 is attributable in part to an array of street improvements—including more bike lanes and special bicycle-and-pedestrian boulevards—installed around town in the past year as part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Project.

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Class revolution is the wheel deal

Class revolution is the wheel deal | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

 

IT IS pedal-driven, has two wheels and brakes and is responsible for a spike in school attendance on Wednesdays at Kensington Community High.

The humble bicycle is also being credited for reducing the number of suspensions and improving the fitness and classroom behaviour of a group of 12 to 16-year-old boys at the school.

Teacher Ollie Claydon introduced an applied learning subject at Kensington Community High in July called bike ed.

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NACTO’s New Urban Bikeway Design Guide

NACTO’s New Urban Bikeway Design Guide | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

In an effort to create Complete Streets that are also safer for bicyclists, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced the release of a new Urban Design Bikeway Guide last week. At the report launch, Janette Sadik-Khan, NACTO president and NYC Transportation Commissioner, Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer all emphasized that smart bicycle infrastructure design can not only make roadways safer for all, but can also boost economic growth.


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A view from the cycle path: How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

A view from the cycle path: How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.

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Oregon Manifest 2011 Constructors' Show

Bikes are in our future, and all of us in transportation cycling want them to be up to the task of taking us where we want to go. On the one hand, really any old bike will do - you don't need much more to go to the corner store than wheels, chain, seat, frame and steering, and a beat-up BMX does the job just fine. (via Treehugger)

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