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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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Portland’s cargo bike businesses attract national media spotlight

Great quotes! “The country’s biggest seller of the Yuba Mundo is Joe Bike, a Portland, Ore., store specializing in “high-performance urban, utility and touring bikes.” The owner, Joe Doebele, said that when he began carrying cargo bikes—a catchall term covering

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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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Bike Helmets as Style Statements

    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/07/11/fashion/20130711-Bike-helmets.html

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In Cargo Delivery, the Three-Wheelers That Could

By CLAIRE MARTIN Published: July 6, 2013 IT’S well-known that Portland really likes its bicycles. But its embrace of bike culture goes beyond its catering to commuters, leisure riders and athletes. So bike-centric is Portland that its residents can have

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A Jersey City inventor created a bike rack to carry packages of different shapes

By The Jersey Journal on July 12, 2013 Design engineer and Jersey City resident Beda Angelo Pormentilla, 27, never would have guessed that a 1 a.m. craving run on his bicycle to the local supermarket for his pregnant wife, Melanie,

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Bicycle Lanes for Multitudes

By ALICE RAWSTHORN NY Times Published: June 23, 2013 COPENHAGEN — It sounds so promising. A network of dedicated cycle routes running through a city with air pumps to fix flat tires, footrests to lean on while taking breaks and

Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan

Too many bicycles and not enough space in Japan – so what do they do? They dig wells in the ground and build robotic systems to store your two wheelers underground – safe from harsh weather and naughty thieves. (I

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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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