- The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine | TheCityFix.com
In 2007, a few students (including myself) and staff at Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Maine, started the Yellow Bike Club, an informal system of bikes left on campus and re-purposed for the shared bike program. Spray-painted yellow, secured with U-locks and repaired in an old shed on campus, the system of just a few bikes was born. Initially, there were seven bikes and about 50 members who received codes for the locks that periodically changed.
- Hundreds of Ugandan Women Tackle Bicycling | Bike World News
The village classroom in Buhoma, Uganda overflowed with vibrant fabric colors as latecomers peered through the windows. Organizers of the women’s bicycle workshop were stunned as registration topped 200. The workshop was part of three weeks of activities planned around a visit by One Street’s executive director, Sue Knaup, in January. The leaders of Ride 4 a Woman (R4W) had expected only a few dozen from their 300 women members. Over the next week, these eager women returned to practice their new skills in bicycle riding and repair.
- Bike polo gains ground in L.A.
Alex Dash still remembers the September day in 2007 when he discovered his new love. He had just seen a cyclist crash his odd-looking bicycle with one handlebar.
- The science of bike sharing » Cyclelicious
University braniacs use math to solve bike sharing availability problems.
- Streetsblog Capitol Hill » SGA: Transportation Funding Pays Big Dividends Only If Invested Wisely
In just the last month, several reports have quantified, in various ways, how investing in transportation infrastructure pays off in jobs and economic health. Now Smart Growth America is out with new research showing that it’s not enough to plunk down a bunch of money and expect miracles. You’ve got to do it right.
- As bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls | StarTribune.com
City data seem to bear out idea that seeing more bikers leads drivers to watch for them.
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