Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Rome

The Assumption of Inconvenience

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The secret of European eco-friendliness? Maybe not. Photo: romerican/Flickr Early this week, I noticed a number of my favorite bloggers linking to this Elisabeth Rosenthal essay at Environment 360, on the mysterious greenness of European nations. The average American, as it happens, produces about twice as much carbon dioxide each year as your typical resident […]

2008: Year of the Bicycle?

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Ahead of this week’s National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, syndicated columnist Neal Peirce wonders if 2008 will be "bicycling’s best year since the start of the auto age." He writes about developments promoting the bicycle as a legitimate form of transportation around the world, many of which have been featured right here on Streetsblog: […]

When in Rome, Share Bikes

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The competition is heating up between Eurpoean cities seeking to build the best bicycling infrastructure. As we noted this morning, Amsterdam is mimicking Copenhagen‘s "green wave" for cyclists. And now Rome is bringing a Paris-style bike sharing project to the Italian capital by 2008. Modeled after the Parisian VĂ©lib program, users will ride free for […]