Surprise, Surprise: Car-Free Sundays Cut Pollution & Noise

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.

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Bike Infrastructure Planned For San Diego

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.”

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More Bicycles Than Cars Sold In Spain For The First Time

Perhaps it is merely a sign of the times, or maybe it is the beginning of a permanent shift in mindset. Whatever the long-term trend though, for the first time on record bicycle sales outpaced car sales in Spain, a country that has long embraced and loved the automobile. Could the same happen here?

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Bike Share Programs Are A Huge Success In Metropolitan Areas

Bike riding in major U.S. cities has nearly doubled over the past ten years, an one major source of bicycling’s recent resurgence are bike share programs that have sprung up in cities across America. This programs are proving especially popular with the young and hip.

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No Helmet? No Problem, Says NYC Bike Share Program

If any of you have ridden a bike in New York City (NYC) you know it can dangerous. Cabs, trucks, buses, pedestrians, other bukers, you name it and they are all blocking the bike lane. So it was very surprising to find out that New York’s month-old Citi Bike program, a citywide bike share program, requires no bike helmets to be worn to renters of the bikes.

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Interbike By Invitation: Customers Now Welcome At The Popular Trade Show

Like most trade shows, Interbike is the place for retailers to get one-stop-shopping for everything they could possibly want in their store. But the problem with this model is it relies on past experience with customers to predict future sales to customers. Interbike has accepted the fact that customers love to attend their trade show and created Interbike by Invitation, a VIP day where customers invited by their favorite Local Bike Shop can attend the popular trade show.

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Interbike 2012: Getting America Out of Their Cars And Onto Bikes

Twice as many bicycles as cars are sold in the US each year, and the past few years have seen an exponential rise in commuter cycling as the recession inspires people to want to spend that gas money on something more rewarding, like rent. The benefits of increased commuter cycling far outweigh the risks.

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