Browsing the "bicycle" Tag

Toxic Paris Smog is Choking Us All

March 25th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

The Eiffel Tower disappeared last week, hidden beneath an opaque layer of filthy Paris smog. Temporary measures have been instituted to limit more air pollution, but why don’t we prevent these problems from ever occurring


SF Celebrates Car Free Sunday Streets at Embarcadero

March 10th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Thousands of people converged upon San Francisco's waterfront last weekend to partake in another festive Sunday Streets public event, biking, skating, walking and dancing, while safely enjoying miles of car-free roadways


How You Can Make Bikes vs Cars Documentary a Reality

September 23rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure


Are Bicycles a Sustainable Tool for Feminist Social Revolution?

April 30th, 2013 | by Elena Rodemann

Riding a bicycle helps the body stay fit and is environmentally friendly, and provides numerous benefits that allow for self autonomy, mobility, and health, all factors that help our society to evolve and improve. Although when I am riding my bike, some days it still feels like some people do not understand just how truly liberating riding a bicycle can be


Thousands of Bicyclists Celebrate 20 Years of Critical Mass in San Francisco

October 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week was the twentieth anniversary of Critical Mass, a spontaneous group bike ride that happens on the last Friday of each month. The popular Critical Mass rides began right here in San Francisco, and have already spread to hundreds of different cities across the globe. Now millions of people participate in these fun free events worldwide, temporarily turning our urban streets and thoroughfares into an endless sea of bikes


Bicycling Increases 71% in San Francisco

June 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Part of what makes San Francisco such an attractive (and unfortunately very expensive) place to reside is that it is a beautiful livable city — biking and pedestrian infrastructure improvements over the last decades have helped to positively transform our town into a much more pleasant urban environment. The SF Bicycle Coalition announced recently that, according to the official citywide bicycle count, over the last five years bike ridership has increased a whopping 71%


Sunday Streets Shines in San Francisco’s Mission District

June 4th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Yesterday the sunny streets of San Francisco were swarming with thousands of happy residents during another regular Sunday Streets event. Rivers of happy families filled the car-free avenues, listening to live music, biking, dancing, playing football, skateboarding, walking dogs, socializing with their neighbors, and just soaking up the beautiful spring day


Asheville North Carolina Promotes Multi-Modal Transit

May 23rd, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Asheville North Carolina is rolling out the next stages of its Multi-Modal transportation initiative at this year's Strive Not To Drive program. This week-long event will illuminate how the city is planning improvements with pedestrian, cycling, vehicle and public transportation infrastructure. It is also call to the citizens of Asheville to evaluate their transportation choices, and to explore other sustainable mobility options that are becoming available


Green Renaissance: Helping Nature to Fight Back

March 7th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability


Asheville North Carolina Installs New Public Bike Repair Racks

February 27th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

While walking around the arts district in Asheville, North Carolina last week, I encountered a most ingenius piece of sustainable transportation infrastructure: a free public bicycle repair rack. In the past I have seen public bike air pumps before in other cities, but never one that was also integrated into a rack for hanging your bicycle, along with several accessible commonly used bike maintenance tools



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