Browsing the "bicycles" Tag

Traffic Garden of Utrecht

December 18th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

  Watching this video, one finds something so simple, so commonsense, and at the same time, so brilliant in it.

Biking & Health (Infographic)

December 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Check out the great infographic (and intro to it) from sister site sustainablog reposted below. The short and simple —

Cargo Bikes, Rio Style

October 27th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

Brazilian Bike Culture The Copacabana neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro is enjoying an upswing economically, as is

Bicycling to the Hospital… with Contractions

September 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is a great story I ran across on Copenhagenize, of what the title says (a woman bicycling to the hospital pregnant and with contractions), but also with an ironic poster added at the bottom

10,000 New Bikes for New York City!

September 21st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

I have written about New York City’s planned bike-sharing program a couple of times, and have written about bike-sharing programs in Paris, China, Barcelona, London (a couple times), Chicago, D.C., Boston, and my current city of Wroclaw (twice). I’m a fan. But I’ve got one problem with many attempts at bike-sharing — the programs start too small. Well, NYC is not disappointing me. It’s starting with 10,000 bikes at 600 stations, comparable to Paris (probably the most successful and certainly the biggest program in the world, which started with 10,000 bikes at 750 stations)

Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

September 7th, 2011 | by

By Bill McKibben Dear Friends, The last two weeks have been spectacular. In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline — but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels

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