Immigrant Experience: Transit Pioneers and Cycling Soldiers

A local Korean newspaper reports:

Nothing is more exhilarating, efficient and enjoyable than getting on a bicycle zipping through the crowded streets of New York City, provided the rider does not mind assuming the role of transit pioneer and cycling soldier… there is a daily battle taking place on the streets of New York City between automobiles and bicycles.

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Paris Wins the ITDP Sustainable Transport Award

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The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy has chosen Paris for its 2008 Sustainable Transportation Award. In a letter from the ITDP Board of Directors to Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, the Institute praises the French capitol’s recent transportation policies, most notably the Vélib project: Under your leadership, Paris has implemented a range of innovative mobility […]

Cyclonomics

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Since the impact of bike lanes on businesses has emerged as a peripheral issue in the New York City mayoral race, as well as one City Council contest (and counting), a post today from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia seems especially timely. Photo: TITIG/Flickr The coalition points to a June League of American Bicyclists […]

Lancet Study: We Must Reduce Auto Dependency

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Lots of catching up to do after the holiday weekend. Here’s a sampling of what’s been coming in over the network: Austin on Two Wheels threw a link up on Twitter to a very intriguing article published last week in the influential medical journal The Lancet (registration required). According to the Montréal Gazette, the researchers […]