Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes – and bike commuting soared 400%

October 27, 2015 by  
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Detroit, Michigan is paving the way towards a more sustainable urban space by investing in bicycle infrastructure. Since 2006, Detroit has created 170 miles of bike lanes. Since 2000, bike commuting rose 400% and is still rising. Today, the city famous for its cars has the fastest-growing rate of bike commuters in the United States. Read the rest of Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes – and bike commuting soared 400%

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London mayor approves Europes first bike superhighway

February 2, 2015 by  
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Europe’s longest segregated (protected) bike lane was approved by the mayor of London this week — and it will guarantee bike riders a safe ride through the city east to west. A north-south route is also under consideration, marking a huge step forward for London commuters. Read the rest of London mayor approves Europes first bike superhighway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike commuting , bike superhighway , Boris Johnson , england bike highway , england bike riding , london bike commuting , london bike highway approved , london bike riding , london bike road , london bike superhighway , mayor approves london bike superhighway , Peter Walker

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VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator

December 19, 2014 by  
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Biking is an awesome way to get around because it helps the planet, saves you money and improves your health at the same time . Awesome, that is, until you encounter a monster hill. Then biking can swiftly turn into a nightmare. Norway is solving the problem with the world’s first bike escalator. Read the rest of VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike commuting , bike escalator , bike escalator norway , bike riding , biking , biking hills , climbing hills , CycloCable , CycloCable Norway , norway bike commute , Norway bike escalator , norway biking , outdoor bike escalator , uphill bike riding

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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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Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You’ll Never Ride Alone Again

April 19, 2014 by  
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In cities all over the world , a growing number of people are leaving their cars in the garage and commuting by bike instead. The only problem is, neither infrastructure nor driver education has kept up with the influx of bikes on the street. That means crashes happen, and the last thing you want is to be lying in the street with a mangled bike, trying to figure out how to call for help. That’s where ICEdot comes in. This small yellow sensor attaches to your helmet (or body) and in the event of a crash, will alert your loved ones and emergency responders of your exact location if you are unresponsive. Keep reading to find out how it works. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike accessories , bike alert system , bike commuting , bike safety , biking accessories , ecouterre , ICEdot crash sensor , sensor calls for help in a crash

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6 Awesome (and Unexpected) International Cities That are Great for Cyclists

April 8, 2014 by  
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Indoor Fish Farms – America’s Next Big Green Industry?

April 8, 2014 by  
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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization produced a new study that says the United States has the greatest potential for fish farming. While oceanic agriculture has become popular overseas, it still hasn’t taken hold in North America. In a recent interview with NPR , Michael Rubino , the director of aquaculture at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , said this could be because the industry faces heavy opposition from environmentalists and coastal residents, who aren’t willing to give up their unobstructed views. Read the rest of Indoor Fish Farms – America’s Next Big Green Industry? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Baltimore , Bill Martin , Blue Ridge Aquaculture , controlled environment , fish farming , Food and Agriculture Organization , indoor fish farming , Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology , Martinsville , Michael Rubino , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , NOAA , over fishing , seabream , seafood import industry , U.N

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Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

April 8, 2014 by  
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Dezeen and Space Caviar , which is led by former Domus editor Joseph Grima, created a publication specially designed for those who suffer from the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Created for this year’s Milan Design Week, the free FOMO publication is automatically generated by an algorithmic journalism machine that takes content from social media and conferences during the event. Read the rest of Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , dezeen , FOMO , green gadgets , journalistic machine , Milan Design Week , Milan Furniture Fair , Solar Power , Space Caviar

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Multi Level DIY Saunalautta Raft Boasts its Own Private Sauna – and You Can Rent it!

April 8, 2014 by  
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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

April 8, 2014 by  
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3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but  what should we print   with ? This could go horribly wrong if we don’t take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it. Maybe our society friends the paper wasps have an opinion: let’s check in with them in today’s entry of The Biomimicry Manual. Read the rest of The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3D printing feedstock , biomimicry , caddisfly , child labor , eco-friendly paper , hubert duprat , MIT silkworm pavilion , nano particles , pacific garbage patch , paper wasps , papier-mache , plastic , polistes , recycled paper , silkworms , spider silk , weaver ant

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