Miles Craig of Portland, Oregon applied for an hourly call center job at movie rental by mail empire Netflix last January. “My phone interview went incredibly well,” he said. “And the lady said, ‘Well, let’s get you in for a face-to-face interview. What time can you come in?’”
Over the last four years, New York City has seen a transportation renaissance on its streets by not only striking a more equitable balance in providing more street space for pedestrians, bicyclists and buses, but also creating much-needed places to just linger and gaze around in a safe spot, sit down, or meet friends amid the sometimes-chaotic pace of the city.
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WHEN I told my local bicycle mechanic that I was thinking about circling the city by following the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, he shrugged off my reservations about the unfinished route, which I’d heard was still dicey in parts.
On a sunny spring day less than 3 miles from the White House, Kevin Rand unlocks a bike from a public docking station on the street. He hops on for a quick ride to his office downtown.
Parking your bike illegally will cost you 50 kroner if the mayor has his way
Commuting by bike in New York City increased by 262 percent in the past 10 years. Bicyclists now make up a third of the evening rush hour traffic along major bike routes in Brooklyn and Manhattan. On top of that, more than half a million adult New Yorkers ride bicycles at least several times a month.
We take a ride with Levi’s debut line for pedal-pushers
As societies face urban congestion, rising fuel costs and increased air and noise pollution, using bikes to move goods is now being seen a viable transport solution. This is clearly the idea behind CYCLE Logistics, the EU funded project being launched this month.
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