Transport for London: You’re Better Off by Bike

A Thermoplastic bike stencil is the star of this short public service advertisement produced for London city government’s transportation agency.

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From London to D.C., Bike-Sharing Is Safer Than Riding Your Own Bike

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People riding shared public bicycles appear to be involved in fewer traffic crashes and receive fewer injuries than people riding their personal bicycles. In cities from Paris and London to Washington, D.C. and Mexico City, something about riding a shared bicycle appears to make cycling safer. Paris’s Vélib’ is perhaps the most iconic bike-sharing system […]

Citi Bike Hit Two Million Trips on Sunday (That’s a Lot)

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In case you missed it, Citi Bike had its two-millionth trip on Sunday, 76 days after the system went live. Citi Bike continues to rack up phenomenal numbers for a program that’s just out of the gate. London bike-share had 810,000 trips in June, and just under 999,000 in July — roughly the same number of trips […]

London Announces Billion Dollar Bike Plan

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Proposed routes for bicycle "superhighways" serving London commuters. New Yorkers already envious of London’s congestion pricing system have a fresh reason to look wistfully overseas. A few hours ago, London Mayor Ken Livingstone unveiled a £500 million ($940 million) program to build extensive new bike networks and launch a Velib-style bike-for-hire system. Bike Biz has […]