Dutch City Boasts Three Times as Many Bikes as Cars!

October 17, 2013 by  
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The ancient university town of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities. Groningen boasts around 300,000 bikes and only 75,000 cars, and it’s a model for how cities can limit motor vehicle traffic and promote biking as the preferred mode of transportation. The city’s 190,000 residents make more than 50 percent of their trips via bicycle. Read the rest of Dutch City Boasts Three Times as Many Bikes as Cars! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bike lanes , bike parking , bike-friendly city , biking , cars , dutch , Dutch city boasts three times as many bikes as cars , groningen , Netherlands , reduced motor vehicle traffic in Groningen        

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Clever Design Has Bike Frame Do Double Duty as Bike Lock

September 13, 2011 by  
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click to enlarge image. Images credit Andrew Leinonen. There is the basic bike rule that the lighter the bike, the heavier the lock. Toronto designer Andrew Leinonen breaks the rule; in his new design, the bike is the lock. It’s really clever; the lock is an integral part of the frame, and without it, the bike is unrideable. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dirty Diapers? Knowaste Will Turn Them Into Roofing Material

September 13, 2011 by  
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Photo: miguelb (Flickr / Creative Commons) For those of us who wince every time a dirty diaper is discarded, take heart: Canadian company Knowaste can now transform those soiled, disposable nappies into roofing material. That’s right, billions of baby-poop gems and even adult ‘accidents’ due to incontinence, are ripe for the picking and destined for our roofs, thanks to a process that transforms diaper waste into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cycling Community Pays Tribute To Canadian Opposition Leader Jack Layton: "In Heaven, Everybody Rides A Bicycle."

August 24, 2011 by  
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Images credit Martin Reis I noted in the brief obit for Canadian leader of the Opposition Jack Layton that he was a committed urban cyclist, and that he and Olivia have been cycling everywhere forever, long before it was fashionable. The spontaneous outpouring of grief and love has been extraordinary in Toronto, where he was a city councillor for years and a big promoter of bicycle culture. The response from the cycling community has been… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Brazil Builds $127 Billion "Offshore City" to Harvest Oil in the Deep Sea

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Strocchi via Flickr/CC BY Want to get a feel for how crazy the post-peak oil fossil fuels industry is getting? Here’s as good an example as any: Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras is about to embark on an unprecedented oil-gathering mission. It’s about to attempt to extract 30 billion barrels of oil from reserves that are locked in deepwater sub-salt fields at least 60 miles off the coast and up to five miles underwater. In order to get at the incredibly hard-to-get oily good stuff, Brazil is spending an estimated $… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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For Bicyclists: What To Say When Drivers Yell At You

August 17, 2011 by  
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Comic by Rosscott So you’re cycling along and a driver zips by, chewing you out for some terrible deed you’ve committed just for being on the road on two wheels instead of four. What do you say or do that gets a dig in at the driver without drawing you into an argument or potentially bad situation? A comic by Rosscott has the answers. Click through to check them out. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Do You Have a Personal Green Stimulus Plan?

August 17, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Bradley Gordon , used under Creative Commons license. There’s no doubt that, for most people, recessions suck. Unemployment, job instability, poor returns on investments—these are all very real stresses on the average household. But what a recession means for the environment is a little less clear. On the one hand, as Lloyd has argued, recessions can have a positive environmental influence &… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Could be as Cheap as Coal by 2015, Chinese Report Says

August 17, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Andreas Demmelbauer via Flickr / CC BY If the government-linked reports are to be believed, then China’s all set to double its solar capacity by the end of the year — up to 2 Gigawatts, in fact. That was (somewhat) surprising news alone. But the solar industry is pointing out that buried in the same report was a projection that solar pow… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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When an 81 Year Old Driver Kills An 84 Year Old Cyclist, Why Do They Blame The Victim?

August 11, 2011 by  
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InsideToronto.com The Toronto media went insane last month when a cyclist hit a pedestrian and injured her; (see The War On Bikes In Toronto Just Got A Poster Child ) Suddenly everyone was calling for licensing of bikes, mandatory insurance and testing. This week, an 84 year old cyclist was killed

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Cycling Across Scandinavia: Rudolf Steiner Found, Thanks to James Turell

August 10, 2011 by  
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Counting the number of bikes on the bike path in Boras, Sweden. Guest poster Robert Ouellette has written for the National Post, Corporate Knights and his own Reading Toronto. He is cycling across Sweden and reports: Leaving Boras takes us past a digital sign that counts and displays the number of cyclists using the adjacent bike lane. It is a good idea. I’d like to see guerilla versions put on Canadian streets. We need to make visible the growing number of cyclists our politicians are eager to ignore… anyone want to take me up on this? Mobile automated bike counters have to be easy to make and use . . . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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