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 350.org

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


3-4 Tips for Getting Started Bicycling

September 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I write about cool bike stories here a lot, since bicycling is both one the best ways to green your life and is one of the best ways to make your life more relaxing, healthier, and more enjoyable. But, one of the things I strive for here on Planetsave is finding ways to help people make positive changes in their lives, not just talk about how cool green living is


Top Activism & Politics Stories (Videos)

August 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Other than the terrific piece new Planetsave writer and activist Kate Follot just wrote, here are some top activism stories of the past few days. They cover topics related to transportation, the tar sands, climate change, animals, nature, food, and more. Check them out


Bicycling Facts Infographic (+ Top Green Living Posts)

August 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Just ran across this great infographic on bicycling facts and the future of bicycling on our sister site sustainablog and, of course, wanted to share it on here. It's the feature green living "story" of the day. The infographic is from our friends over at Well Home Energy Audit. Check it out and enjoy!


High Gas Prices Putting Canadians on Bikes & in Zipcars (+ Top Green Living Stories)

August 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Cities around the world have blossoming bike sharing programs. But unlike blossoming flowers, these programs will both make people smile AND reduce their allergies. How, exactly? Well, increasing allergies is one predicted (and I think already occurring) result of global climate change. And bicycling for transportation purposes is one of the best options for combating climate change



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