Bicycle

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Drivers View People More Negatively

If you sit back and reflect on your own experiences for a moment, this is probably no surprise. When we’re driving through a new place, people on the street are easily seen as potential obstructions or sources of difficulty. When we are walking or biking along, that perception is much less so. A couple of new […]

January 2nd

Worldwide Bike-Share Boom Visualized In New Graphs

The past fifteen years have seen a massive boom in the number of bike-share programs around the world — an exponential increase that looks likely to continue into the immediately foreseeable future. Talking about this boom is just one thing, though; visualizing it is another, and that’s where these new graphs (pictured below) from the […]

December 31st

Renewables (Bikes!) Power Times Square New Year's Ball

New York “rides in” the New Year as Times Square visitors bike to help power the New Year’s Eve Ball (© Charles Sykes, Invision, for Citi, on Treehugger). You heard it right. When the festive ball drops to usher in 2014, renewable energy will contribute to the flashiness of its cascade. For the past three […]

December 31st

Wonderful Video Of Wonderful Bike Art Installation In Toronto

This is pretty: Here’s the description on the YouTube page: Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” transforms Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square from October 6 – 27, 2013. For more info, visit: http://www.snbto.ca/extended Shot and edited by: Ryan Emond http://www.reemond.com/ Check out more cool bike stories and videos: Bike-Sharing Programs Improve Street Life Beautiful Copenhagen’s New Bike-Sharing Program Gonna Be […]

December 30th

Top Electric Vehicle Stories Of 2013 (Part 2)

Following up on the top 33 electric vehicle stories of the first half (or so) of 2013, below are the top electric vehicle stories from the rest of 2013. This was a huge year for electric vehicles, but it’s clear that the industry is growing so fast that 2014 is going to be even that […]

December 30th

Bike-Sharing Programs Improve Street Life

We know that bike-sharing programs get people to switch from driving to bicycling. We know that good bike-sharing programs increase bicycle commute rates dramatically. We know that bike-sharing programs keep the air cleaner and citizens healthier. But new research has also found that bike-sharing programs improve street life. “Bike share stations are ideal triangulators,” David M. […]

December 9th

Sweden = Most Sustainable Country On Earth (Report)

Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick look at why Sweden ranked #1 in a recent study on the sustainability of countries. Its neighbors also rank quite well. Most Sustainable Country In The World — Sweden (Northern Europeans Top The List) (via Clean Technica) Social governance issues such as carbon emissions, social cohesion, civil liberties, and environmental […]

August 21st

Copenhagen's New Bike-Sharing Program Gonna Be Sweet!

Originally published on Bikocity. For the next generation of bike-sharing innovations, take a look at Copenhagen and smile. Trains and a bike-sharing program working as one travel option now offer a GPS built into the bike. Not only do you know where to pick up your next connection – you have a schedule of all […]

August 20th

Most Intelligent Bike On The Streets?

Originally published on Bikocity. Redefining is the catchword for our progressive bicycle landscape. It is not lip service. As part of that, companies are rapidly redefining bicycles, and consumers now have a grand wave of bicycles to choose from. Gliding over and around the entire globe has never before been so diversely accommodating. The electrifying […]

August 20th

Recycle Your Waste

In this day and age, it is important to recycle as much as you can. With the entire environment being affected by mass pollution, we need to do all that we can to save our planet. Plastic has not been around very long. But it’s already causing huge problems in our oceans and on land. […]

July 23rd

Top Bike-Sharing Programs Infographic

Reposted from Bikocity: Obviously, we’re big fans of bikes here. I realized several years ago that the common line and piece of advice “stop to smell the roses” matched bicycle transportation excellently. You see and smell and appreciate so much more on bike than in a car. I’d say that you do less so than […]

July 17th

Top 22 Bike Stories Of 2013 (So Far)

We’re trying to get more bike stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, below are 22 of the top bike stories of 2013 so far. For more bicycling stories, check out our bicycling archives. 1. Bike Commuting Is Skyrocketing, Especially In Bike-Friendly Communities. Bicycling is on the rise across the US, but in cities […]

May 27th

Bike Commuting Skyrocketing, Especially In "Bike Friendly Communities"

Here are a couple reposts from Bikocity. The first documents the rise of bike commuting in the US, especially in “Bicycle Friendly Communities” and 10 key cities. The second repost is about how Bicycle Friendly Communities are evaluated. Check them out: Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics) The League of American Bicyclists recently created some […]

May 25th

Holland — The Original Cool (& Green)

Holland — one of my favorite places in the world. More info in this Bikocity repost below. Below is a fun (& funny) video about Holland. Of course, biking is highlighted a bit. Biking makes life so much cooler, easier, more relaxed and carefree. It is used in (non-car) advertisements of all kinds simply to […]

May 25th

Bicycling Cat — MJ (VIDEOS)

Here’s some weekend fun for you, reposted from bike-loving site Bikocity: As you’ll see in the videos below, MJ the cat is now a famous Philadelphia cat thanks to his bike courier owner Rudi Saldia. Rudi gave the 1-year-old cat a ride up and down the street, which MJ seemed to like. So they went further […]

May 25th

Off-Road Bike Paths Needed In Transportation Planning "Bible"

Making the case for off-road bike paths instead of on-road bike lanes (or, ideally, in addition to them), here’s a summary of some recent research I conducted and some recent research out of Harvard Medical School: More or less, bicycle infrastructure policy and its relationship to riderships was the topic of my 2007 master’s thesis. […]

May 24th