Norway plans to spend nearly $1 billion on bicycle superhighways that will connect its 9 largest cities with the suburbs around them. As a nation, it wants to cut its carbon emissions by 50%.
In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians.
Milan, Italy is the latest European city to consider paying people to take a bicycle to work, but it will need to make biking safer and easier for the plan to be successful.
Recently, Next City reported on San Diego, California’s $64 million plan to construct a bicycle and pedestrian transit system complete with “protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets and more.”
The streets of London have seen an increase in bike riders and a decrease in car commuters. According to an article published by the BBC, the number of cyclists during rush hour will outnumber cars within the new few years.
Utpal M. Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice University, recently published an article on Psychology Today’s The Science of Behavior blog expressing opinions on “How to Make Bike-Sharing More Popular.” He writes, although public transit has not been the most popular form of transportation, bike-sharing is a “breath of fresh air.” […]
Bogotá, Colombia, has a new vision for bicycle transit. A new message if you will. As part of the city’s 16th annual Car-Free Day, February 4th, the people helped transform one lane of a bustling city street into a two-way bike-only lane. The city had already introduced a bike lane on the street 16 years ago, […]
The Veemo hybrid tricycle from VeloMetro is a concept for a pedal powered trike with an electric motor and fully enclosed body. As part of a vehicle sharing service, it will rent for must 20 cents per minute.
On February 9th, President Barack Obama presented his fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget requests outlining his administration’s spending recommendations for the upcoming year. What did the office have to say about improving conditions and infrastructure for bicycles? The President emphasized the need to grow transportation choices across the country. The federal government funds various programs […]
The Propella electric bicycle weighs just 36 pounds and has a top speed of 20 mph. Its range is 28 miles if you are willing to do some of the work. Prices start at $699 at Indiegogo.
Citi Bike certainly has taken off in New York City. The bikesharing system is enjoyed by adventurous tourists, recreational residents, and daily commuters alike. However, new statistics are emerging that show commuters are actually representing an impressive percentage of Citi Bike riders. This supports the wheels turning in federal legislation to make “bikeshare” an official […]
Those of you with long memories will remember Ford’s first foray into electric bicycles back in 2000 with the Th!nk lineup of electric cars and pedal-assisted bicycles. In the decade and a half since, Th!nk was sold and re-sold before finally dying in Indiana, and Ford has teamed up with Pedego to make a retro […]
New York City’s bicycle sharing program served 10 million riders in 2015, making it one of the largest bicycle sharing programs in the world. The mayor says it helps reduce traffic congestion and lower pollution levels.
A five mile section of a proposed bicycle highway in the Ruhr Valley section of Germany has opened. It features passing lanes and overpasses to avoid congested city intersections. When complete, it could take 50,000 cars of the road during commuting hours.
Jay Leno tried a Vintage Electric bicycle recently and loved it. Workmanship is first class. It is a cruiser style machines with about 30 miles of range.
This streamlined, carbon fiber shelled street missile just blasted its way into the speed record books by hitting 85.71 MPH on human power alone!