Germany opens the first 3 miles of a 60-mile bicycle superhighway

December 30, 2015 by  
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Move over, bike lanes. Move wayyyy over. Germany put its pedals where its mouth is and opened its first bicycle-only highway , a three-mile stretch of protected roadway that is closed to cars and other motor vehicles. Unlike a traditional bike lane, which is separated only by paint on the asphalt, a bicycle highway is an entirely separate roadway where cyclists can zoom along on their merry way without worrying about car traffic at all. Read the rest of Germany opens the first 3 miles of a 60-mile bicycle superhighway

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17 million under flood warning as Mississippi River expected to reach highest crest since 1993

December 30, 2015 by  
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While some areas of the country are still suffering under drought conditions, unusually heavy rains in other regions are causing deadly flooding that just won’t stop . Over the holiday weekend, extreme weather plagued much of the South, Southwest, and Midwest, with a concentration of flood-related deaths and damage in Missouri. Currently, some 17 million Americans are living under flood warnings, and weather experts warn this could be just the beginning. Unseasonably warm temperatures and a strong El Niño will continue to bring severe weather throughout the season. Read the rest of 17 million under flood warning as Mississippi River expected to reach highest crest since 1993

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style George Sturges House to be sold at auction

December 30, 2015 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘s George Sturges House, owned by actor and playwright Jack Larson, will be auctioned on 21 February, 2016, for an estimated $2.5 million to $3 million. It is among 75 lots from the estate owned by Larson to be sold after the actor passed away in September. The residence, designed in 1939, was the first Usonian house on the West Coast and was acquired by Jack Larson and Jim Bridges in 1967. Read the rest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style George Sturges House to be sold at auction

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Green-roofed vacation cottages blend into the gorgeous landscape of Iceland

December 30, 2015 by  
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World’s lightest folding bike weighs less than a watermelon

November 17, 2015 by  
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Commuting by bicycle may be better for the planet, but it’s not always easy. If you leave your bike locked outside, there’s a chance it may be stolen, and folding bikes that you can carry with you are often more cumbersome than they look. Enter the Hummingbird Bike , a new British folding bicycle designed to weigh just 14 lbs. Read the rest of World’s lightest folding bike weighs less than a watermelon

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Amsterdam is out of bicycle parking spaces, so it’s building 40,000 more

March 2, 2015 by  
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You know your bike culture is strong when people are having a hard time finding a place to park their rides – and that’s just what’s happening in Amsterdam right now. The Dutch city is having a hard time finding room for the 880,000 bikes that travel – and park – along its canals. In an effort to deal with the problem, Amsterdam is planning to create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030. Read the rest of Amsterdam is out of bicycle parking spaces, so it’s building 40,000 more Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amsterdam , Amsterdam bicycle culture , Amsterdam bike commute , bicycle commuting , bicycle culture , bicycle infrastructure , bike commuting , bike commuting in the Netherlands , bike culture , bike riding , Netherlands biking , PARK(ing) , parking spaces , the netherlands

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Vanmoof’s B6 Bicycle is Perfect for Urban Commuters

October 16, 2014 by  
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Need an extra push to get started with bike commuting ? You’re in luck: Dutch cycling company Vanmoof just launched their amazing B6 Bicycle in the U.S. With in-built high-powered bike lights and puncture resistant tires, Vanmoof promises their B6 is “all your need for a daily commute.” Keep reading to see what other goodies this fantastic bicycle offers. Read the rest of Vanmoof’s B6 Bicycle is Perfect for Urban Commuters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum bicycle frame , bicycle , bicycle commuting , bicycles , bike , chain guard , dynamo hub , halloween , inbuilt lighting , inhabitat halloween contest , inhabitat halloween costume contest , moustache handlebars , Phillips , urban commuting , vanmoof , vanmoof b6 bicycle

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Biking to Work Can Help You Save Money, Lose Weight, and Reduce CO2

April 28, 2014 by  
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If you’ve ever been curious about bicycle commuting, upcoming Bike to Work week (May 12 – May 16) is your perfect chance to start. Whether you’re riding to save money, time, or just for the fun of it, there’s no disputing the delightful benefits of riding a bike. To help get you (and your tires) pumped up for the big week, Reliance Foundry released a snazzy new infographic to explain why and how biking to work really is worth it. And don’t forget to check out their recently launched ‘Pedals4Professionals’ contest for a chance to win up to $5,000 in new cycling gear! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How Biking to Work Can Help You Save Money, Lose Weight, and Reduce CO2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commuting , bicycle infographic , bicycles , bike commuting , bike to work , bike to work week , infographic , Pedals4Professionals , Pedals4Professionals contest , reader submitted content , Reliance Foundry , reliance foundry contest

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

January 2, 2014 by  
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Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a “cycle utopia” that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is envisioned to cover 135 miles routed above the city’s existing rail lines. The sky-high scheme was created as a response to growing concerns over bicycle safety and the mounting physical constraints of adding on-the-ground segregated bike paths. Read the rest of Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commuting , bicycle highways , car-free highways , cycle safety , cyclist fatalities , cyclist utopia , Foster + Partners , London , Norman Foster , skycycle , urban cycling        

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Stylish Buca Boot Bicycle Trunk Keeps Belongings Safe and Secure During Commutes

September 20, 2013 by  
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If you commute using a bicycle , then you know the frustration of having to carry everything with you when you step away from your bike. Add to that the frustration of getting your stuff soaking wet if a surprise rainstorm heads your way and you might find yourself debating the merits of just driving a car. So Kathryn Carlson started thinking about bike commuting and came up with an ingenious solution: the Buca Boot , a secure, weatherproof case that fits right on your bike. Read the rest of Stylish Buca Boot Bicycle Trunk Keeps Belongings Safe and Secure During Commutes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle baskets , bicycle carrier , bicycle cases , bicycle commuter , bicycle commuting , bicycle panniers , bicycle secure case , bike baskets , bike carrier , bike cases , bike commuter , bike commuting , bike panniers , bike secure case , Buca Boot , Guts and Glory , helmet case bicycle , helmet case bike , Kathryn Carlson , Tomorrow Lab , urban bicycle commute , Urban bicycling , urban bikes        

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