- Londoners take to buses, boats and bikes as tube strikes bite | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Main bone of contention is axing of 800 jobs, including hundreds of ticket office posts, which unions claim threaten safety
- President Obama Promotes $50 Billion in Transportation Investments, Again Emphasizes Rail « The Transport Politic
Plan, yet to be fully laid out, would devote billions to 4,000 miles of new railways, in addition to roads, air traffic, and transit. Congressional approval is unlikely to be easy
- Cycling to recycling: the ethical way to dispose of your bike | Frederika Whitehead | Environment | guardian.co.uk
It's time for an upgrade. But that's no reason why your current machine, however ancient, should become landfill
- Strikes Give Cycling a Push in Europe – Wall Street Journal
European cities are determined to get citizens pedaling in greater numbers, promoting bicycles as a way to cut pollution and ease traffic congestion—and even survive transit strikes, such as those hitting London and Paris this week.
- Creating a Cycling Culture in the World’s Cities : TreeHugger
The sad recent news story about a 5-year-old girl killed by a street-cleaning vehicle while riding bikes with her father in the Turkish province of Konya — a city that had previously announced plans for the country's first bike-sharing program — got me thinking about what it would really take to create a cycling culture in Turkey. Similar questions, it seems, are on the minds of people in South Africa and Japan as well.
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