- Bike Commuting Gains Steam in Silicon Valley – WSJ.com
More Silicon Valley employees are biking to work, taking advantage of a growing number of bike lanes and services and a cycling-friendly culture at many of the region's tech companies.
- Walking, Cycling Have Slowly Increased In The US – Health News – redOrbit
Better infrastructure and targeted programs needed to encourage active travel, finds Rutgers professor and study leader John Pucher
- Ray LaHood ‘Concerned’ About Safety Of Urban Bikers, Unsure If He’s A Hipster
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signaled on Tuesday that his department would be looking into measures to encourage automobile drivers to observe better safety standards when it came to bicyclists cohabiting the roadways.
- How employers can encourage happy, healthy bike commuters | Bikenomics | Grist
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?’”
- Streetfilms | Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Just Bike Lanes
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.
- 15 of the world’s most bike-friendly cities – CNN.com
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you.
- Cycling the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway – NYTimes.com
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.
- Cities roll out bike-sharing programs – USATODAY.com
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.
- City mulling parking tickets for bikes
Parking your bike illegally will cost you 50 kroner if the mayor has his way
- Biking on the Rise in the City, DOT Says – WNYC
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.
- Levi’s Commuter Series
We take a ride with Levi's debut line for pedal-pushers
- CYCLE Logistics | European Cyclists Federation
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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