- Wouldn’t bike lanes make riding safer in Anchorage than helmets?
What if the do-gooders of Anchorage passed a local law that looked good for kids but was really bad for them? What would you say? Better yet, what would you do? Would you just go along, knowing that the law might be destined to cost everyone — or at least every taxpayer — thousands of dollars somewhere along the road toward the future?
- What’s Your ‘Mobility Biography’? – Commute – The Atlantic Cities
Nobody gets up in the morning and thoroughly considers every available transportation option before deciding how to travel that day. Yet, too often, that’s how transportation researchers assume people operate: with an impossible degree of objectivity, rationality, and behavioral isolation. In reality, how we move in and around the city is influenced less by short-term choices and more by long-term events like getting a job, starting a family, or moving homes.
- Cyclists ‘saved the economy millions’ | The Times
The report, Cycling Revolution, calculated that the health benefit of the network was worth £442 million a year. It said that if all journeys made on the network last year had been made by car, an additional 760,363 tonnes of carbon dioxide would have been emitted at a cost of £40 million to the economy.
- There’s never been a better time to get on a bike
MAKING ANY IRISH town or city cycling-friendly is not an issue for cyclists alone. While there are broader issues involved, in terms of the costs involved in cycling, the justification for spending millions on existing cyclists in the current economic climate is arguably weak.
- "The Danish Experience" Cycling Public Meeting
The CTC invite you to a cycling public meeting called ‘The Danish Experience’. Cycling is healthy economical inclusive non-polluting and the future of urban transport. Our speakers will talk about measures that work for more and safer cycling and the lessons we can learn and apply followed by Q & A’s.
- Why the Danes and the Dutch Are So Much Better at City Planning Than Us
They’ve literally been dividing up the same small bit of land for centuries. They ought to be good at it by now. And for years, Amsterdam was the gold standard for bike-friendly cities. Now it’s probably Copenhagen, and the mayor of Copenhagen is proud of having outpaced the Dutch (though the Netherlands still seems to have a higher percentage of bike trips)
- Jan Gehl speaks at Rio +20 Earth Summit conference Sustainable City; expressions of the 21st century
Themes of the summit are the Green Economy in the context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication as well as an Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development. Of the seven critical issues named by the United Nations cities are one of them.
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