“100 years ago architects were fascinated by cars and how cars would transform cities… Now, architects are quite naturally looking at bicycles.”
Bicycles provided great means of transportation for me and cameraman Palle Demant when filming Two Perfect Days Copenhagen this week. We zipped from attraction to attraction and never had to search out a parking place. I’d certainly recommend cycling to anyone visiting the Danish capital. Cycling in Copenhagen is safe, fast and easy, and pedaling will make you feel like a local.
Cycling enthusiasts suggest pedal-friendly alternatives to proposed parking fines.
A new study in the American Journal of Public Health says that Americans aren’t walking or cycling as much as we think they are. Even though transit use is up, active transportation has mostly stagnated.
Today British Cycling launches its Breeze programme. Funded by the National Lottery Breeze is the biggest programme the country has seen to encourage more women to get out riding bikes with the aim of closing the gender gap that exists between men and women that cycling regularly in Britain.
Stop signs are terrific media for environmental campaigns; they are also effective for calming traffic, which is why where I live, in Toronto, they all turned to all-way stops from two way stops. I wrote in It’s Time To Rip Out The Stop Signs And Stop Blaming Cyclists that “It is ridiculous to complain about bikes going through stop signs when the system was designed to control cars.”
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