Tag: urban planning

Paris mayor unveils new plans to permanently pedestrianise city centre

The mayor of Paris has unveiled new plans to further restrict traffic in the city in a bid to fight pollution. Anne Hildalgo announced the move, which aims to halve the number of private cars on the road, months after

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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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The Danes Wheel Out Their Bikes as Cars are Eliminated

In the past two years, the share of Copenhageners who ride their bike to work or school has risen from an already high 36% to 41%. But, as far the city planners are concerned, even that’s not enough. “Pretty much

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Europe is going car-free (and loving it)

Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process. http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/europe-is-going-car-free-and-loving-it

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Bicycle roundabout in the sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring

known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, so you’d probably think that bicycle infrastructure in the sky would be completely unnecessary there. But even this bike leader has intersections that are excessively large and centered too much around cars. In the

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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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Could Bringing Back Bicycles Fix Beijing’s Traffic Woes?

Beijing’s municipal government is urgently calling for a comeback of the old-school bicycle. In June of last year, 2,000 public bikes appeared in two downtown districts in Beijing. The cycling scheme is intended to fill gaps in Beijing’s public transit

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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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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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1 Car = 10 Bicycles

How many bikes can you fit in the space occupied by a single car? Never thought about it? The creators of Car Bike Rack, CycleHoop, did and they developed a car-shaped bike rack to prove the point. http://thecityfix.com/blog/1-car-10-bicycles/  

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