Category: Advocacy

How the bicycle can drive green development on planet Earth

There is great opportunity coming later this year. In September 2015, Richmond, Virginia will become the first American city since 1986 to host the World Road Championships. With 450,000 on-site spectators and 300 million TV viewers expected over the nine

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9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate

Roads are designed for cars? So I looked into it and, as it turns out, roads have been around for many thousands of years. And for much of that time, they’ve carried a wide variety of things: feet, carts, horses,

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A Global Platform for P2P Cargo Bike-Sharing

Want to share your cargo bike? Or borrow one? Velogistics has the plan figured out with a straight-forward mapping system. People who want to rent or share their cargo bikes post photos and short descriptions of their bikes on the Velogistics

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German Chancellor calls bicycles part of mobility solution

Addressing an invite-only audience of media and industry leaders, Merkel spoke of the bicycle as a mobility solution on par with automobiles. “I believe it is just as important as the international auto trade fair that I am going to

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Spin cycle: Copenhagen’s rise, fall, and rise again to cycling supremacy

Copenhagen city planners have set out to get fully half of the citizenry to cycle by 2015 — a goal that will require an additional 55,000 people to ride rather than drive. (Encouraging cycling is also a part of official

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Philly Parents Pedal with Kids

  Every other month, a group called Kidical Mass Philly takes to the streets for a short, family-friendly bike ride. The group’s name is a play on “Critical Mass,” a controversial and now largely defunct mass bike ride that took

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Local businesses work to become bicycle friendly

Written by Tom Tilma, Executive Director of GGRBC Grand Rapids’ corporate community is known for taking the concept of “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) seriously. Evidence for this includes the relatively high number of LEED-designated green buildings in Metro Grand Rapids

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Symposium on Future of Bicycles in Cities

Urban planning experts at the University of Washington have invited experts from around the world for a symposium to talk about better integrating bicycles into our city streets. Experts will see a special presentation on cargo bikes and a simulation

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Morris Canal Greenway Plan

Greenways Greenways are corridors of open space managed for conservation, recreation and transportation purposes. Greenways often follow natural land or water features, and link nature reserves, parks, cultural features, historic sites, and other public spaces with each other and with

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