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The Bike-Share Repor:: Connectivity and Bike Lanes Key to Successful Bike-Sharing

Bike Sharing and Best Practices

How important are bike lanes to successful bike-sharing programs? Judging by some bike-share maps, it might be not at all. Surprisingly, very few online maps that show the distribution of bike-share docking stations include bike lane networks.[read more]

New York City Shifts Away from the Car

April 22, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

NYC and Car Culture

Design responses to New York City’s highly tangled and deeply complex infrastructure, both instant and painstaking, were the subject of a conversation between “design patron” Janette Sadik-Kahn and landscape designer Margie Ruddick, ASLA.[read more]

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It's Official: Promoting Cycling Creates Jobs and Saves Lives

April 17, 2014 by Florian Lorenz
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The Bicycle Urbanism Column

Over 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport every year and 10,000 lives would be saved if major European cities reached the current cycling modal share of Copenhagen, according to the new Paris Declaration: City in Motion - People first”, endorsed by WHO, the UN and the European Commission.[read more]

Introducing the Black Tie Bicycle Test: Does Your City Pass?

April 17, 2014 by Mark K Ames

Biking In Amsterdam

I was in Amsterdam over the weekend for a family trip. It's the first time I've been to the city as a pedestrian and have not been riding a bicycle while I was in the city, and walking the streets of the Dutch capital gave me a totally different perspective.[read more]

A Safe City is a Just City

A Safe City

As cities in the developing world continue to grow, so do their traffic safety concerns. Latin America now sees three times as many deaths from traffic crashes as Europe, the vast majority of which occur in cities. Vulnerable road users like the elderly and cyclists are particularly at risk.[read more]

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San Francisco Inspires Mobility in European Cities

April 10, 2014 by Vitor Pereira

San Francisco and Mobility

Tenacity, persistence and a lot of patience are the attributes that Timothy Papandreou, Director of Transport Planning of San Francisco, considers essential to take forward some of the most important developments in the mobility sector not only in American cities but also throughout the world.[read more]

Top Five Under-Rated Low Carbon Transport Solutions

Low Carbon Transport

Climate change is not a joke. Here at TheCityFix, we realize that we need to get serious about our strategies to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The world needs to explore bold, creative approaches to climate change mitigation if we are to preserve this world for future generations.[read more]

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Revealed: the Best and Worst Cities for Commuting in the World

April 3, 2014 by David Thorpe
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No more sprawl.

Two studies released this week, one global and the other covering the USA, reveal the best and worst in urban planning for sustainable commuting and make recommendations for how to achieve sustainable urban mobility.[read more]

The Risky Affair of Cycling in Nairobi, Kenya

April 2, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Nairobi Biking Risk

Many cities around the world have long recognized the importance of cycling as a way of mobility. The City of Nairobi has been slow to this. None of the roads were originally designed to accommodate cyclists. Most cyclists have to dangerously use the main roads alongside other vehicles[read more]

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Two Designs for Housing New York City's Growing Population

April 1, 2014 by David Thorpe

Car-free living is key

How will NYC cope with an expected 1 million more residents? Two contrasting visions have won a 'Living Cities' design contest set by Metropolis magazine asking for solutions to New York's looming housing crisis. Both see car-free living as necessary.[read more]

Bike Lanes are Far From Over: Cycling the City in Colombia

March 30, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Bike Lanes in Colombia

There are already 400 kilometers of permanent bike paths built in Bogotá, and they have been used over the years by almost 100 million people. More and more, both in the capital and in other Colombian cities, people are adopting the pragmatic policy of saying good-bye to cars and hello to bicycles.[read more]

“The Wind at Our Backs": An Interview with Alta Bicycle Share Co-Founder Jeff Olson

Bike Sharing

Recently Jeff Olson, co-founder of Alta Bicycle Share, took a moment to sit down for a discussion on bike-share and sustainable urban mobility with TheCityFix. Our discussion spanned Olson’s thirty years of work in the field and his thoughts on the future of sustainable transport.[read more]