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Cycling in Spring

Cycling in Spring

March 5, 2018

Spring is coming quickly, and many states are already starting to see spring weather. With the weather improving, it means that cyclists are back on the roads in many places.  Keeping that in mind, here are some advisories for getting back on the road again after a long winter.     First: make sure that […]

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Universities lead the way on public transport

Universities lead the way on public transport

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent study by the US PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group reveals that the steps universities are taking to encourage students and staff to use eco-friendly modes of transport are paying off: fewer students are bringing cars with them to campus. University of Missouri Kansas City In 2011, UMKC’s students faced constant parking supply […]

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4-mile, £220m bike path proposed for London

4-mile, £220m bike path proposed for London

January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Out of the birthplace of “Stairway to Heaven” comes another fantastical transport idea: a bike-way that soars above the city of London. Renowned British architect Norman Foster – designer of London’s upturned-blimp-shaped Gherkin – recently released a proposal to construct new, three-story-high bicycle routes above existing rail lines throughout the city, according to the Daily Mail. The […]

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A history of bicycle safety: re-inventing two wheels

A history of bicycle safety: re-inventing two wheels

July 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Growth of Bike Safety Initiatives While biking is fun and healthy, it’s important to remember bicycle safety rules. In 2011, there were 38,000 injuries from bicycle/vehicle crashes in the U.S. Even in a completely bike-only area, one could fall and sustain a head injury. This has prompted the promotion of bike helmets in many countries; it […]

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Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Even though Washington D.C. bans bike riding on sidewalk in its central business district (CBD), some residents want reforms in its 30-year-old law that imposes limited restrictions on sidewalk biking. Cycling on sidewalks puts pedestrians’ safety at risk and leads to congestion on sidewalks, especially when biking has nearly doubled since 2007 in the city. […]

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