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A Novel Innovation for Rental Bikes in Marseille, France

July 18, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Rental Biking and Efficiency Communication

How long does it take to go from Marseille’s Old Port to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the city’s new pride and joy? 5 minutes along the quay, with watch in hand. And from the popular Belle de Mai neighborhood to the Joliette metro station? No more than 8 minutes.[read more]

The City of London is Busy Tearing up Bike Lanes in the Barbican Tunnel to Reintroduce a Problem they Recently Fixed

July 18, 2014 by Mark K Ames

London Bike Infrastructure Policy

The City of London are currently busy digging up one of the busiest bike routes in the Square Mile, but not to improve conditions for cyclists. The Beech Street tunnel runs beneath the Barbican estate, connecting Finsbury Square in the east with Smithfield Market in the west.[read more]

Toward Multimodal Transport: Learning from Ottawa’s Suburban Biking Culture

July 17, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Suburban Bike Culture

Conversations about bike commuting focus mainly on the traditional territories of city downtowns and the urban core. But metropolises like Ottawa usually consist of many far-flung, suburban subdivisions. Leaving suburbs out of the biking conversation risks turning biking into a privilege of the few.[read more]

Top 10 U.S. Cities with Over 4% Bike Commuter Rates

July 17, 2014 by Christopher Berggren

Cities and Bike Commutes

What are the top 10 cities in the U.S. with over 115,000 residents where over 4% of the population is using bicycles as the primary mode of commuting? And what makes these cities so special?[read more]

Cycling Gets 'Chic' for Everyone

July 16, 2014 by Jillian Glover
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Biking and Popularity

Chris Bruntlett is not your typical cyclist. For him, riding a bike is more than just a mode of transport, it is an enjoyable, healthy way of living for his entire family. In fact, he’d rather you not refer to him as a cyclist at all. "I am no more an avid cyclist than I am an avid walker or avid eater," he says.[read more]

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21 Features of the Future Sustainable City

July 15, 2014 by David Thorpe

Sustainability is about our children's children's lives.

We already have many of the ideas and inventions that are needed to make cities truly sustainable. Other ingredients are presently in development. In this article I make an attempt to summarise many of the key elements. In the comments section you are welcome to suggest more.[read more]

Marin Bike Share Attracts Sponsors Without a Station in the Ground

July 12, 2014 by David Edmondson

Marin Bike Share

Marin was pondering a bike share program. Though the initial study (performed by Alta) had some problems with stop location, overall the report was optimistic and the project continued to press forward. As it turns out, at least when it came to sponsorship, they weren’t optimistic enough.[read more]

San Francisco's High-Tech Urbanism

July 10, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Urban Tech Life in San Francisco

Everyday we see how technology is changing the way we live and work, but how is it affecting our built environment? San Francisco is one of the major test grounds for new ideas and technological innovation and it is here that our interaction with the physical world is also evolving.[read more]

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India's 2014 Budget Promises Cash for 100 Smart Cities, Metros & Much More

July 10, 2014 by David Thorpe

Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced a target of Rs.70,600 million to help create 100 smart cities, and a comprehensive set of measures intended to pave the way for new metro systems, cycling and bus schemes, roads, solar power and cleaning up the polluted river Ganges.[read more]

Safe and Healthy Routes for Urban Bikers

July 9, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Urban Bike Routes and Safety

For urban cycling advocates, investing in bicycle infrastructure can help undo the damage of decades of bad decisions, which have left too many places with a car-centric transportation system. The thinking is: “Bicycling is the most potent medicine we possess … for designing livable cities.”[read more]

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The Tour de France Has Revealed the Huge British Enthusiasm for Cycling

July 8, 2014 by David Thorpe

'La Tour' hits London to a riotous welcome

Two million people crammed into Yorkshire this weekend to watch the Tour de France. Will the UK Government match the british public's support for cycling with cash for safety? We're still awaiting a cross-departmental 'Cycling Delivery Plan', promised in the Government's response to the Get Britain Cycling report.[read more]

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GreenITNet: Sharing Green IT Excellence for European Cities

July 7, 2014 by Maikel Bouricius
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Green IT network shares best practice for smarter cities

The Interreg IVC project GreenITNet is a collaboration between 10 European partners from 9 different countries to helps create smarter, more sustainable cities. It focuses on the activation of European cities with a high sustainable energy ambition, a strong ICT technology potential and previous experience in Green IT.[read more]