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Top 14 Posts of Past 14 Days

In case you missed these amongt the 70+ posts of the past 2 weeks, here are the top 14: Greenpeace and the True Story Behind the Film Big Miracle In First, NASA Probe Detects ‘Alien Matter’ Entering Our Solar System (VIDEO) Roseanne Barr Running for Green Party Presidential Nominee! LeBron James Biking to Work/Game (Photo […]

February 13th

Dutch Kids Ride Bicycle-Bus to School!

  A bicycle bus! I have to admit, I didn’t see one of these when I lived in the Netherlands! (For a bunch of photos of the cool things I did see, however, check out this bicycle photo tour of Groningen.) The Dutch company De Café Racer developed this fun bicycle-bus, a good mode of transportation […]

February 11th

Bikes Belong Helping 6 Cities Build Protected Bikeways

Really, I’m not sure why bike companies don’t invest more money in bicycle infrastructure—it’s advertising gone wild! Communities can easily value and trust bike companies that do so, and the companies can even stick permanent advertising along the routes! Well, I don’t know if that’s what Bikes Belong’s thinking was (note that Bikes Belong is […]

February 11th

Bike-Sharing World Map Hits 2 Million… Hits (Views)

The most comprehensive map of bike-sharing programs in the world (and it is comprehensive!) hit 2 million total views this last week. After taking a few years to reach its first 1 million, it got to 2 million in just another 11 months. Screenshot of the map above. The person behind the map, Paul DeMaio, […]

February 11th

Comprehensive 2012 Bicycling & Walking Report

I recently included this report, the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s 2012 Benchmarking Report, in a green living roundup post. But I’ve decided it really needs a full post. I don’t think I can out-do the Alliance’s summary of the report, so rather than try to, I’m reposting their full summary below. Check it out, and […]

February 8th

Lifecycle Video (The Holstee Manifesto)

Here’s one more awesome and inspiring bicycling video for the day. Again, it’s about living on your bike, and enjoying the freedom, high quality of life, and mental and physical health that comes from that. I don’t remember where I ran across this one. Enjoy! What more is there to say about bicycling–it’s good for […]

February 6th

The Man Who Lived on His Bike (VIDEO)

I intended to share this nearly a week ago when I ran across it. Actually, right after it was published, it seems. If you haven’t seen it yet (it’s gone a bit viral), it’s a must watch. Title = “The Man Who Lived on His Bike.” Living in Groningen (in the Netherlands), I feel like I saw people […]

February 6th

LeBron James Biking to Work/Game (Photo & Videos)

I imagine this has blown up, so you might have seen it by now, but if not, the news is that LeBron James was snapped biking to work (a game) this last weekend. Pretty cool. “Traffic was backed up because of a nearby marathon and LeBron decided to take another mode of transportation,” ESPN’s Tom […]

February 1st

Cycling For Everyone — an Expose: Organically Flowing

Seamlessly Integrated Bike Flow “Cycling is part of everyone’s life, because it was made part of everyone’s life.” This film, Cycling for Everyone, is a light, moving record of health and happiness. The film shows Amsterdam as a place where sharing the road is easy and safe. Inhabitants of this city and country value cycling so much that the rich and the […]

January 31st

Green Living News

OK, last roundup of the week! Here’s a roundup of some top green living stories of the week, other than the 15 or so we’ve already covered (click the link above for those… there were some fun ones this week!):

January 27th

Health Benefits of Ciclovia Far Outweigh Costs

  If you’re not familiar with Ciclovia, it’s the closing of roadways (temporarily or permanently) for bicyclists, runners, pedestrians, roller-bladers, and anyone else not using a form of motorized transportation. Ciclovia started in Colombia, but it has grown and spread to cities around the world (sometimes by different names, albeit). Well, a recent study, published […]

January 24th

Winter Bicycling in… Greenland!

  Over on the wonderful, leading bicycle site Copenhagenize, Mikael Colville-Andersen shared some pretty superb pictures of and comments on bicycling in Greenland and other northern countries last month. This one above is just so beautiful to me. Here’s more from Copenhagenize: Greenland is an area we haven’t covered much here on Copenhagenize. We’ve noticed that many […]

January 24th

Bike-Sharing Cards for Bike-Sharing Programs across the Country, or World

  The News: Bike-sharing programs across the U.S. could be used with a universal bike-sharing card soon. Wouldn’t that be sweet?! Well, there’s already momentum in that direction, with bike-sharing companies that allow their users to use their programs anywhere they exist. For example, nextbike, which has a new bike-sharing program in Wroclaw that I’m […]

January 23rd

Bicycle Superhighway for Sweden!

  Looks like Sweden is finally* getting a little competitive with quality-of-life rivals Denmark and the Netherlands and is looking to pump some good money into a big bicycle project. The news: “Following on recent efforts that have increased cycling 30% in each of the last four years, the Swedish city of Malmo is prepared […]

January 20th

American Bicyclists Celebrate Spontaneity with New Urban Forms of an Old Love

A recent story that celebrates spontaneity, cycling, urban wanderlust, and the wonderful wave of sustainable bike-sharing programs is a welcome happiness to all of us wanting more biking freedoms. From an article found on the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) website: “Bike sharing is like a big advertisement for bicycling,” says Darren Buck, a Virginia Tech (VT) student. “Folks walking by […]

January 17th

“Project Aura” — More Protection on the Road

    Aura as a Protective Body of Light Energy   One’s Aura is a body of light,  a body of energy, that spreads out from our center and lights up a field of astral and ethereal layers of light protection. It is a large round globe of energy from within that spreads outwardly around us. […]

January 12th

Real Riders Get Support from Giant

  No matter what the motivation (to make money, probably), this is an awesome video from Giant on giving more props to ‘real riders’, everyday bicyclists who are doing it for the planet, their health, or just because they love it. This is what we need, more emphasis on everyday people cycling for fun, health, […]

January 11th

Bike Protesters in London Hold 1st Organized Protest

  London cyclists brought traffic at King’s Cross station to a stop Monday evening to protest Transport for London’s less than satisfactory approach to bicyclist safety. The group organizing the protest was Bikes Alive, and it was the organization’s first such event. The protest was organized due to the bicyclists’ frustration with the political system […]

January 10th

Green (& Not So Green) News of the Year (2011 Top 10 List)

  2011 was a big year for the environment, in some good ways and some bad ways. Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 stories of the year, in my opinion: 1. Tremendously high levels of carbon emissions continue to warm Earth. Despite efforts to switch to clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and use more […]

December 28th

Traffic Garden of Utrecht

  Watching this video, one finds something so simple, so commonsense, and at the same time, so brilliant in it. Things as they should be is what Planetsave is all about. Copenhagenize leads us to the thoughtful, simple way things should (and could) be in this beautiful video of an Utrecht traffic garden. Adults and children alike need this now. […]

December 18th

Biking & Health (Infographic)

Check out the great infographic (and intro to it) from sister site sustainablog reposted below. The short and simple — biking is good for your health! But check out the infographic and : Bikes and Health: What Can We Learn from Europe? (Infographic) (via sustainablog)

December 16th