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Berlin’s Striking Cycling Renaissance

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Berlin is a hugely under-appreciated cycling city. Often overshadowed by the accomplishments of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, over the past two decades Berlin has quietly experienced what is perhaps the most striking cycling renaissance in the world. On any given day, more trips are now made by bicycle in Berlin than any other European city. Berlin […]

Bike-Sharing in Berlin

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Since we’re talking about urban bike-sharing today, it’s worth taking a quick look at Germany’s Call-a-Bike program. The remarkable thing about this system is that you don’t even need to leave the bicycles in a set parking spot. Using your cell phone you call the phone number on the side of the bike, a magic […]

Berlin’s Bicycle Boom

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Committed to making cycling a viable form of transportation, the Berlin Senate measures the success of that city’s bicycle network by the prevalence of cyclists in the overall traffic mix — rather than the way New York’s DOT does, by the miles of bike lanes built. Via TreeHugger: Two years ago, the Berlin Senate decided […]