In 2012, the Vancouver City Council set an ambitious goal to reach a bicycle mode share of 7 percent of all trips by 2020. The city proceeded to hit the mark in 2015, five years ahead of schedule! When you ride around Vancouver's fantastic network of bike lanes, it's no wonder the city is experiencing a leap in ridership. Most of Vancouver feels […]
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¿Cómo se puede hacer que miles y miles de personas en una ciudad participen en actividad física a la misma vez?
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy gives out the Sustainable Transport Award each year to a city that demonstrates "leadership, vision, and achievement in sustainable transport and urban livability." Over the past year, Santiago made major improvements in pedestrian space, cycling, and transit. Santiago will receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in January, and […]
In the city of Cambridge, just about an hour's train ride north of London, you'll find lots of people bicycling. In fact, the official bike mode share is 22 percent, but advocates believe it's even higher and could comprise up to 50 percent of all trips in the city center. More than protected bike lanes, the key to Cambridge's success has been the […]
The 2017 Velo-city conference in the Netherlands this June was full of excitement, information, and enlightenment. And the pinnacle was seeing Dutch bike infrastructure first-hand, with guides who know it inside and out. On the final day of Velo-city, I joined a bike tour around the city of Nijmegen and its outskirts, led by three Dutch infrastructure experts. […]
Despite initial opposition from their Community Board's Transportation Committee, members of the Jackson Heights community pushed to have 78th Street closed to cars, 24-7 for July and August so children to could use it as a play street.
On a grey, chilly Sunday, an estimated 750 people, many of them on training wheels and balance bikes, turned out to ride the Prospect Park West bike lane and show their support for the traffic-calming redesign. Since the two-way, separated bike path debuted last summer, it's become indispensable for many parents who use it to […]
Over 100 New Yorkers turned out this morning for an impromptu rally to demand that Mayor de Blasio take action to rein in reckless driving on Ninth Street in Park Slope, where yesterday a motorist ran a red light, killed two small children and injured their mothers. Organized by Doug Gordon, a.k.a. Brooklyn Spoke, the […]
Ethan Kent from PPS takes us on a pictorial journey of his trip to the streets of Cuba.
Livable Streets Education teamed up with Community Roots Charter School and PS 67 to paint a magnificent street mural on St. Edwards Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
On Fridays, residents of Wodonga, Australia take back the downtown by placing sofas in the street and programming music and games for families. David Engwicht author, philosopher and creator of the Walking School Bus and Mental Speed Bumps, has taken on "the challenge of a lifetime" - to revitalize this downtown district and make the streets more vibrant and livable.
Last week, Copenhagen was the host for the Velo-City Global 2010 conference featuring over 1,000 attendees, advocates, and bike enthusiasts from all over the world. It was awesome and awe-inspiring. The city that loves biking welcomed us with open arms. On the third night of the conference, Copenhagen did something it doesn't do often: holding a […]
A Bronx elementary school implements a bike safety curriculum and celebrates its culmination with a good old-fashioned bike rodeo.
Carla Saulter, who lives car-free with her husband and young daughter, pens an awesome blog called "Bus Chick" on the Seattle Post Intelligencer's website. It's all about riding transit, chronicling her daily life doing it, and inspiring others to do it!
It is 4th of July weekend. Can't think of anything fun to do? Might a Block Party fancy you? There are over 3000 block parties in New York every year. There is bound to be one in or near your neighborhood. Check the Block Party NYC list of locations. Or, if you know about a party that is not listed, just add it yourself. Here is a taste of the 87th Street Block Party in June.