15 неожиданных открытий, которые вы совершите благодаря велосипеду («Psychology-General»)

Я давно уже обратил внимание, что в людях, ездящих на велосипеде, есть что-то особенное. Независимо от того, спортсмены это, туристы или просто любители, выглядят они таким образом, как будто знают что-то такое, что неведомо простым смертным. Может быть, это происходит потому, что они чувствуют себя немного чужими в этом мире, заточенном под пешеходов и автомобилистов? А может, просто на них так влияют эти неожиданные открытия, которые они совершают после покупки велосипеда? Continue reading

THE INVESTIGATORS: THE DANGER OF SPEEDING BICYCLISTS IN CENTRAL PARK

The problem has led to pedestrian injuries and even some fatalities, and the NYPD is out to slow people down. Police have beefed up patrols ever since the death of pedestrian Jill Tarlov, who was struck and killed by cyclist Jason Marshall. Continue reading

City centre streets. Perfect for children on their own bicycles, if the city is truly planned for cycling. Cargo bikes shouldn’t be required.

Something which people who visit Assen often notice is the lack of cargo-bikes. Somehow an expectation has grown up that cargo bikes are the way of transporting children by bicycle. Actually, children have their own legs and really should be able to use them to transport themselves as soon as they have the ability to ride a bicycle. This of course is only possible if the infrastructure is very very good, and over most of this city that is indeed the case. It wasn’t always like this, but motor vehicles were removed from the centre several years ago and that left behind conditions where everyone is safe. Continue reading

Europe’s cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs

Cycling industry employs more people than mining and quarrying with potential for a million jobs by 2020, says new study

Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, says new study Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, says new study Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector. Continue reading

FHWA: Bike-Ped Investments Pay Off By Cutting Traffic and Improving Health

Marin County rebuilt an old railroad tunnel and created a 1.1-mile walking and biking path, improving access to transit and increasing biking 95 percent on the road leading to the tunnel. Photo: Parisi Associates
Marin County rebuilt an old railroad tunnel and created a 1.1-mile walking and biking path, improving access to transit and increasing biking 95 percent on the road leading to the tunnel. Photo: Parisi Associates

Nine years after launching a program to measure the impact of bike and pedestrian investments in four communities, the Federal Highway Administration credits the program with increasing walking trips by nearly a quarter and biking trips by nearly half, while averting 85 million miles of driving since its inception. Continue reading

Bikes, Cars, and People Co-Exist on Pittsburgh’s Shared Streets

Pittsburgh’s Market Square keeps the cobblestone street on the same plane as the sidewalk cafés on the perimeter and the plaza in the middle, indicating to drivers, “you’re not on a highway anymore.” Photo: Strada, LLC
Pittsburgh’s Market Square keeps the cobblestone street on the same plane as the sidewalk cafés on the perimeter and the plaza in the middle, indicating to drivers, “you’re not on a highway anymore.” Photo: Strada, LLC

Summer is finally here, but livable streets advocates already can’t wait for September to come. The biennialPro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference is taking place in Pittsburgh, a city that’s shedding its “Rust Belt” image and emerging as a leader in progressive street design with the help of a new mayor who’s committed to biking, walking, and public space. Continue reading

Study: Safe Routes to School Programs Boost Walking and Biking 30%

In just two generations, the share of American kids who walk or bike to school has plummeted — dropping from 50 percent in 1969 to 13 percent today. Can the trend be reversed? Yes, according to new research that shows the impact of street safety infrastructure and other programs implemented with federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds. Continue reading

3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead, during these commutes you will be slapped repeatedly across the face and made to feel as if someone is throwing fistfuls of razorblades at you with deadly, ninja-like accuracy.  So if you are powering through, good for you, be proud, you are truly awesome. Continue reading