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Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles

In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, more than 500 bicycles for hire have been found dumped in huge piles on the streets. source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/17/chinese-discard-hundreds-of-cycles-for-hire-in-giant-pile

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Climate Change and bicycle

Considering transport behavioral responses to adverse weather, bicycle is probably the most exposed to risk – as well as pedestrian mobility. There is some evidence that changes in temperature, precipitation and wind affect utility attached to bicycle use: rainfall and both low and very high temperatures decrease the number of cycling trips. This pattern appears […]

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This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

If we want it, the road could literally be paved to a renewable energy future. A pilot test of the technology turned out a great success. One year after a bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels, it’s generating more power than predicted—and the designers are convinced that it’s proof that networks […]

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New Elevated Cycle Track in Copenhagen – 65 metres high

Copenhagen has built or is building seven new bicycle bridges. In Copenhagen, they’re called bicycle bridges, but we assume that there will also be pedestrian access – and there always is. But in the City of Cyclists, our perception is that a bridge ain’t functional if it isn’t for bicycles. The news here is that […]

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Towards New Urban Mobility – The case of London and Berlin

The study demonstrates how London and Berlin have both seen a pronounced trend towards new urban mobility with considerable increases in walking, cycling, public and shared transport, as well as substantial reductions in car use and ownership. It reveals that less than one in six residents in each city display a strong identification with car […]

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Separated bike lanes. Planning and design guide

Protected bike lanes are now officially star-spangled. Eight years after New York City created a Netherlands-inspired bikeway on 9th Avenue by putting it on the curb side of a car parking lane, the physically separated designs once perceived as outlandish haven’t just become increasingly common from coast to coast — they’ve been detailed in a […]

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New roundabout in Delft – Delflandplein

As part of a road diet, the Delflandplein roundabout was retrofitted in 2009 to accommodate the high-capacity roads and densely populated neighborhood of Voorhof. The intersection had been signalized with multilane approaches on all four legs. Now it’s a single lane roundabout, with a single approach and departure lane at each leg. It still allows […]

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What is the full cost of your commute?

At the link you will find Cost of Commute Calculator and datas. This app allows you to compare the costs of travelling by different forms of transportation in Metro Vancouver in a way that takes the broad impacts into account.These include both personal costs borne directly by the individual and costs borne by society at […]

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BIKEDISTRICT MILANO

New interactive map helps to show cycle routes and indicates their conditions and safety quality. The area is only administrative city boundaries of Milano. link: http://bikedistrict.org/#/45.4793,9.19119/45.45582,9.22066/m

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Bike Sharing Milano

PedalaMi è un progetto di visualizzazione e analisi basato sui dati di BikeMi, il servizio di bike sharing di Milano. Utilizzando i dati relativi ai primi cinque anni del servizio PedalaMi presenta applicazioni e infografiche per aiutare l’interpretazione di questi dati. Visita il sito ufficiale per dati e analisi sul servizio BikeMi: http://www.pedalami.it/ Guarda il […]

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world. San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk Street, one of the busiest cycling corridors in the city, but the decision didn’t come easy. The San Francisco Examiner reports that the plan endured about 2.5 years of […]

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Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated ‘SkyCycle’ bike routes in London

Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Read the full article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london

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What Copenhagen can teach us about cycling?

From ‘green wave’ traffic lights and majestic harbour bike bridges to digital countdowns and foot rests at junctions, the Danish capital is full of clever ideas to improve city cycling. Read the full article: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/oct/16/copenhagen-cycling-innovation-lycra-louts-green-wave-bike-bridges

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London underline. Scary or visionary?

One example of this thinking is The London Underline project (see the video below). Conceived in 2014, Gensler’s vision for the future of the metro would see London regenerate its disused subterranean spaces and surplus infrastructure into a dynamic new network of pedestrian paths, cycle links and cultural and retail places through the emergence of […]

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The economic benefits of cycling in EU-27

Around 655,000 people work in the cycling related sectors already as of today in the EU, most of them in cycle tourism. If cycling’s modal share were to be doubled, more than 400,000 additional jobs could be created, reaching a total of more than 1 million jobs in the cycling economy. The study also came […]

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The best cycling infrastructure around the world

see the gallery: https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/543bf53be4b05b59a7d0285a

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The Choreography of an Urban Intersection

“Think of a city and what comes to mind? Its streets”. The oft-quoted words of Jane Jacobs from her book, *The Death and Life of Great American Cities *ring true even in 2013. Throughout time, there have been key urbanists who are not satisfied with municipal jobs, tucked away from the citizens. These are the […]

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Una giovane azienda veronese produttrice di biciclette ecologiche

Velocity è sempre alla ricerca delle *soluzioni più innovative* che unite ad una struttura azienda flessibile e ad una analisi costante del mercato la rende sempre all’avanguardia nell’utilizzo delle soluzioni più innovative. Già oggi 2 ingegneri sono costantemente impegnati nello sviluppo delle nostre molte idee nel garantirvi il miglior rapporto qualità/prezzo esistente sul mercato.[image: Immagine […]

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London Cycling Design Standards

The London Cycling Design Standards report contains guidance and standards for people creating cycle routes and other transport systems which affect cyclists. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpartners/publications/2766.aspx *fonte: Transport for London*

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Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

Groningen decided in the 1970s to enact policies to make it easier to walk and bike, and discourage the use of cars in the city center. By pedestrianizing some streets, building cycle tracks everywhere, and creating a unique transportation circulation pattern that prohibits vehicles from cutting through the city, Groningen actually made the bicycle — […]

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A Video History Of New York City’s Bike Lanes: From Deadly Days To Today

Cycling on New York City streets in 2002 looked a lot different than it does today. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024382/a-video-history-of-new-york-citys-bike-lanes-from-deadly-days-to-today *fonte: Streetfilms*

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VITA SOPRAELEVATA

Architetture? La pista ciclabile immaginata da Norman Foster per Londra e le altre realtà aeree Vita sopraelevata Il mercato biologico a Siviglia e i progetti a Toronto e Taipei Camminare all?altezza dei tetti Dopo la caduta del Muro Hans Stimmann ha diretto la ricostruzione urbanistica di Berlino. Aveva due strade da seguire. Edificare sulla pianta […]

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Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated ‘SkyCycle’ bike routes in London

Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets , but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Unveiled this week, in an appropriately light-headed vision for the […]

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The Bike Sharing Planning Guide

Una guida molto interessante alla pianificazione, progettazione, gestione operativa e finanziaria del bike sharing che include le migliori pratiche internazionali e i costi unitari di costruzione e operativi. Link alla guida: http://www.itdp.org/documents/ITDP_Bike_Share_Planning_Guide.pdf

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NY: the most important danger in this city is the cyclists (according to the WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal has made an epic editorial video blasting NYC’s new bike share program (called Citibikes). The lead plaintiff is editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz, who calls Bloomberg totalitarian, and says that she speaks for the great majority of New Yorkers who detest the bikes, and that they’re a fire hazard. Some of […]

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Mobile Cinema in Paolo Sarpi

Il collettivo Parasite2.0 ha portato il cinema per le via della Chinatown milanese. Il progetto è stato ispirato dai carrelli e bici trasportatori che si trovano lungo Via Paolo Sarpi e che sono utilizzati dalla comunità cinese: attrezzature che nel corso degli anni erano divenuto simbolo delle controversie tra residenti italiani e cinesi. Se questi […]

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Velo: a book about bike culture

Cycling is an attitude. It is good for the environment and for those who ride! Velo, published by Gestalten, promotes biking as a primary form of transport, whether in the urban environment or the rural countryside, telling the story of the ever evolving bike culture prevalent in all parts of the globe. http://www.designboom.com/design/velo-bicycle-culture-and-design/

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Hopes grow for VenTo, a proposed 422-mile cycle path in northern Italy

Culture and tourism minister praises project that would tie in with Milan Expo and link Venice and Turin along the Po river. Read the article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/04/hopes-grow-vento-bicycle-path-italy

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traffic sign

Notare quanto i semafori per biciclette debbano essere inconsueti negli States. fonte: https://twitter.com/jess2non/status/368838638890532864/photo/1

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Cyclists Gravitate Toward Streets With Protected Bike Lanes

A study published in theJournal of Transport and Land Use [PDF] found that intersections in Montreal with protected bike lanes see 61 percent more bike traffic than those without. Meanwhile, intersections with plain old painted bike lanes see a not-insubstantial 36 percent more cyclists. The results demonstrate a strong preference for bike infrastructure — the […]

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Mapping The Worldwide Bike Sharing Phenomenon

Bike sharing is just starting to really catch on in the U.S., but it’s huge all over the world. These maps show the systems in cities from Moscow to Rio. The growth of bike sharing is phenomenal. At last count, there were at least 500 schemes worldwide, from the largest (Paris, with 18,380 bikes), to […]

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New Yorkers Figured Out Tons of Non-Biking Uses for Bikeshare Stations

What happens when you plop down 300 or so bikeshare stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, creating a brand new element of street furniture? They get used for lots of other things: temporary spillover seating when the bar is full, stationary exercise equipment, a pickup spot. ​Continue to nytimes.com

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Velobike starts in Moscow, the city opens its bike-share service

In the city of Moscow, Russia, a bike-sharing program was recently launched with 220 red bicycles at 30 stations. Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/06/09/moscow-begins-bike-sharing-program/#UHr2EHfuoKFWfkkl.99 Russia has not been terribly active where alternative energy is concerned (not necessarily because they are oil-rich), but recently it has shown some interest in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels – […]

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Cyclists make up 24% of vehicles in London’s morning rush hour

The biggest ever census of bike use in the city reveals one in four road users during the morning rush hour is a cyclist – and on key routes such as river crossings and roundabouts bikes even outnumber all other vehicles. The study for City Hall reveals that Theobalds Road, Holborn, is London’s busiest bike […]

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separazione o preferenziazione?

Per la rete ciclabile strategica del Biciplan va sviluppato un ragionamento sulle tipologie di percorsi ciclabili da utilizzare, e precisamente sullascelta tra preferenziazione (corsie ciclabili) oseparazione (piste ciclabili in sede propria). Leggi articolo: http://www.bicizen.it/news/incentivare-luso-della-bicicletta-in-ambito-urbano-separazione-o-preferenziazione/

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