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Why Bicycle Helmets Should Not Be Compulsory

Why Bicycle Helmets Should Not Be Compulsory | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Decades of car dominance have made our streets congested, polluted and ugly. While some cities are now quickly embracing the bike, others have been slow. Helmet campaigns and legislation have been major obstructions to change.
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Bikes and the End of the World

Bikes and the End of the World | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Jason Gay tests out New York City's bike share program and concludes: The more people that are on bikes, the safer streets become for everyone.
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One Company Peddles Slowly to the Revolution

One Company Peddles Slowly to the Revolution | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Cargo bikes—bicycles built to move stuff—are the latest thing with the hyper hip, but New York maker Worksman rides to its own tune.
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How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes) | Urban Life | Scoop.it
More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."
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Making Streets Safer With On-Street Bike Parking

Making Streets Safer With On-Street Bike Parking | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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Cyclists' weapons of choice: loud honks and curses

Cyclists' weapons of choice: loud honks and curses | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The noisiest bike horn around may help fend off aggressive cab drivers, but pedestrians are another matter entirely...
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A New Model: Cycle Hire, for Hire

A New Model: Cycle Hire, for Hire | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A start-up aims to take the idea of bicycles on demand and deliver it to university and corporate campuses, apartment complexes, hotels and resorts across the country.
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Citi Bike | Your bike sharing system in New York City

Citi Bike | Your bike sharing system in New York City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Your bike sharing system in New York City...
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Prefeitura da Cidade de São Paulo - Primeiras Escolas de Bicicleta do mundo estão funcionando em São Paulo

Prefeitura da Cidade de São Paulo - Primeiras Escolas de Bicicleta do mundo estão funcionando em São Paulo | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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Ciclistas permitem economia de US$ 4,6 bi nos EUA

Ciclistas permitem economia de US$ 4,6 bi nos EUA | Urban Life | Scoop.it
O primeiro portal brasileiro inteiramente dedicado ao tema da mobilidade urbana sustentável.
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Italians Love their Cars, but in Modena, the Bicycle Reigns | This Big City

Italians Love their Cars, but in Modena, the Bicycle Reigns | This Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
In a city just miles from the birthplace of the Ferrari, bicycles rule the streets, proving that older cities can be ideal venues for everyday bicycle use.
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Ciclistas permitem economia de US$ 4,6 bi nos EUA

Além de todos os benefícios ambientais e à saúde que as bicicletas proporcionam, o uso deste meio de transporte também pode permitir uma economia financeira bastante respeitável. Os EUA chegam a economizar US$ 4,6 bi por ano, graças aos ciclistas.
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Un carril bici de 679 kilómetros para conectar Turín con Venecia

Un carril bici de 679 kilómetros para conectar Turín con Venecia | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Las grandes ideas a veces son de facil aplicación. No requieren mucho dinero ni generar burbujas especulativos o inventar la rueda.
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These Boots are Made for Walking, and so is This City: 4 Benefits of a Walkable City | The GRID | Global Site Plans

These Boots are Made for Walking, and so is This City: 4 Benefits of a Walkable City | The GRID | Global Site Plans | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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Why Bike Sharing Will Make Cities Friendlier

Why Bike Sharing Will Make Cities Friendlier | Urban Life | Scoop.it
New York and Chicago launch bike-sharing programs next spring, a big jump for creating a cycling culture in American cities. Life for urban dwellers will be better. Here's why.

Via Mark Jagdev
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NY transforma antigos parquímetros em estacionamento de bikes

NY transforma antigos parquímetros em estacionamento de bikes | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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Não precisa inventar a roda, basta usá-la

Não precisa inventar a roda, basta usá-la | Urban Life | Scoop.it
You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel, Just Everything Else
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7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”

7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists” | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Don’t let the spandex-clad iron men scare you off! Here are seven reasons why all types of people are biking to work—and why cities are encouraging them.
Via Lia Goren
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What's the Best Way to Figure Out What Bike Riders Really Want?

What's the Best Way to Figure Out What Bike Riders Really Want? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A new study takes a real-time approach to see why cyclists choose some routes over others.
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Sustainable Communities and Amsterdam’s Bicycle Network | This Big City

Sustainable Communities and Amsterdam’s Bicycle Network | This Big City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The Dutch capital is better known for its bicycle network than its input to the political agenda of Europe’s sustainable communities. And rightly so. Every day, Amsterdam demonstrates the positive effects of having a dense urban bicycle network.
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London’s Mayor: Bike Share Will Civilize New York

London’s Mayor: Bike Share Will Civilize New York | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The New World can still learn a thing or two from the Old World – especially when it comes to transportation. Just as London had the tube before New York City got the subway, London has had a bike share in operation before New York City.
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The Future of the City 3: Pedal Revolution – Urban Times

The Future of the City 3: Pedal Revolution – Urban Times | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Today we publish the third installment of our series on The Future of the City, in partnership with design mind: a media platform examining trends in emerging technologies and global consumer culture, produced by designers, technologists, and...
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Shareable: Amsterdam-by-the-Bay: SF Learns Biking From the Dutch

Shareable: Amsterdam-by-the-Bay: SF Learns Biking From the Dutch | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Via Carles Gascó
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Integrating Transportation and Culture in Nice | Sustainable Cities Collective

Integrating Transportation and Culture in Nice | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Life | Scoop.it
I was recently lucky enough to spend some time in Nice, on the Cote D'Azur in the South of France, and was blown away by the way in which this punchy medium-sized city had come on in leaps and bounds in terms of improving its urban realm.  I was last...
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Paulistanos descobrem aluguel de bike

Paulistanos descobrem aluguel de bike | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Paulistanos descobrem aluguel de bike...
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