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Learning to Ride a Bike Isn't Child's Play" Montreuil, France's Six-Level Bike School

December 20, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Bike School in France

Is there a perfect age for learning to ride a bike? Not necessarily. Because not everyone learns to ride a bike at the same time, there are now numerous bike schools where one can learn to sit atop a two-wheeler with the help of specialized teachers.[read more]

Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport

December 19, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Peru Climate Leadership

Peru was recently awarded €9 million ($11.14 million) for its urban transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) by the German and British NAMA facility. This climate finance award will allow the Peruvian government to leverage $50 million from development aid agencies.[read more]

The Need to Visualize Public Transit Data for Better Bus Systems in India

December 18, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

India Transit Data

Over the past decade, many transit agencies in Indian cities have implemented information technology services (ITS) to improve bus planning and operations in urban areas. However, using such technologies alone does not guarantee tangible improvements in level of service.[read more]

Magical Thinking in the Age of Green

December 18, 2014 by The Nature of Cities
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Transitioning to Green

Today we are in the Age of Green. Green cities, green businesses, urban greening, green buildings, green energy, green cars, making green money from green. The Age of Green is an assumption that a transition toward a sustainable “green” society is possible.[read more]

No Credit Card Needed for Community Access Bikeshare in Ontario, Canada

December 13, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Ontario Bikeshare

Summer 2013 saw the birth of a new breed of bikesharing: Community Access Bikeshare, or CAB, located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Now just a year down the line, this modest bikeshare has countless ambitions to put community-based cycling infrastructure on the map.[read more]

Five New Resources for More Sustainable Brazilian Cities

December 11, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Urban Brazil and Sustainability

Over the past ten years, demand for urban public transport has decreased by 33% in Brazilian cities while car sales are on the rise. A number of Brazilian cities, however, are transitioning towards sustainable urban development and sustainable mobility.[read more]

Innovative Gift Ideas for Urban Cyclists

December 7, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Bike Gift Ideas

For many of you, it is time to begin the search for the perfect gift for your friends and family before the holidays. If you have a cyclist on your gift list, these biking innovations could make their urban cycling experience easier, safer, and more fun.[read more]

In Photos: Mumbai Celebrates Four Weeks of Equal Streets

December 6, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Mumbai Equal Streets

Linking Road is known as one of Mumbai’s busiest streets. On any given day, it is choked with cars, taxis, buses, and rickshaws from every possible direction. In addition, noise pollution emanating from motorized vehicles has made the environment increasingly stressful.[read more]

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Planning for One Planet: A Dialogue for Thought

December 1, 2014 by Luis Rodriguez
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Planning and Dialogue

The reality is that access to opportunity varies depending on where you live. Different regional labor markets offer different types of jobs, and not all pay wages that offer a path out of poverty. Those jobs that do aren’t spread evenly across places, and may not be accessible to low-income workers.[read more]

What Next for London's Cycle Superhighways?

November 30, 2014 by Mark K Ames

London and Cycling

The official consultation on the Mayor of London's ambition to build two new separated Cycle Superhighways that go across the city has come to an end, but those who are against the plans are still making their case strongly behind closed doors.[read more]

Dedicated Funding for Bike Infrastructure Withdrawn in Porto Alegre, Brazil

November 30, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Biking and Infrastructure in Brazil

The creation of the Municipal Fund to Support the Implementation of the Cicloviário System (FMASC) has been discussed since April, when the City Council of Porto Alegre presented two bills related to the topic. But the story came to an end on October 30th.[read more]

Two Genius Bike-Parking Ideas Give Cyclists a Care-Free Commute

November 28, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Bike Parking Systems

For urban commuters, a safe place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on public transport, or having to take their bike inside their office to prevent it from being stolen.[read more]