- Higher income brackets cycle as well in Amsterdam – Fietsberaad
Amsterdam can barely cope with the growing numbers of cyclists, as a survey of mobility in the Dutch capital over the past 25 years demonstrates. There are as yet no bicycle jams, but partly due to the arrival on the scene of carrier bicycles, the width of bike paths is increasingly a problem. And of course parking guarantees a headache.
- Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities | TheCityFix.com
EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities. There is a long history and strong culture of biking in these cities, according to Sibel Bulay, director of EMBARQ Turkey. “The factories used to have large parking lots for bikes, but with the introduction of the car, the culture of cycling decreased radically,” she says. Now the most common cyclists include retirees and the working class who commute for economic reasons.
- Benjamin Shepard: New Yorkers: Fight the Bike Backlash
Anthropologist Jeff Ferrell has suggested that while the term hegemony is often an overused term, when one talks about influence of the automobile on U.S. political economy, energy, and urban policy, such a description does not feel unreasonable. Cars dominate urban space in countless ways. In spite of this, the environmental movement has aimed to challenge the very notion of a presumed right of cars to dominate public streets.
- Cargo bike makers carry high hopes | Gareth Lennon | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Using pedal power to move loads seems to be coming into fashion
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