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Rent a Bike, Make a Friend

May 2nd, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

Renting a bike is a great option for going green for short distance transportation. Enter Splintster, offering an appealing combination of friendship, greener living and a cleaner, more connected community


DIY Bike with Boots

March 22nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  That’s what you call a DIY bike. Makes me think of that phrase “beauty’s in the eye of the


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



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