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2013-12-06 14:55:49

ITDP issues first-ever planning guide to shape the next wave of bike-share systems; More than 400 cities have now implemented this innovative transport mode Seven cities can boast of world-class bike-share systems, according to a new publication by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) that identifies the best practices embraced by these cities. An estimated 400 cities on five continents have implemented bike share, according to ITDP, because it addresses pressing...

2012-06-19 23:47:36

Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  "We wanted to find out what British cycling cultures were like, what supported them, and what local and national factors continue to exist as barriers", says Dr Rachel Aldred from the University of...

2010-12-17 00:00:44

B-cycle, America's leading bike share system, will demonstrate their station in front of San Francisco's City Hall December 17th and 18th from 10 am - 3 pm. This demonstration supports the recent funding of a Regional Bicycle Sharing Pilot Program by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2010 B"cycle will demonstrate its bike share system in San Francisco. Where: Civic Center Plaza (in front of San Francisco City Hall) When: December...

2010-04-19 05:00:00

DENVER, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- B-cycle is helping Denver residents increase daily activity and reduce carbon emissions with the country's first citywide bike-sharing system, Denver B-cycle. On April 22, the program will launch with 500 B-cycles at 50 B-stations around the city, offering a green alternative to cars for short commutes and errands. "Denver residents embrace healthy and sustainable living, so it's natural that Denver is now home to the first large-scale bike-sharing system...

2010-03-19 15:29:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycling has never been more popular in the U.S. and Florida - and accidents between cyclists and motor vehicles have never been more common. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100319/FL73495-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100319/FL73495-b ) In 2008, 716 cyclists died in bicycle / motor vehicle crashes, or two percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes that year, notes...

2010-01-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bike New York announced today that Kenneth J. Podziba has been appointed president and CEO. Podziba, who served as New York City Sports Commissioner since 1998, replaces Pam Tice, the executive director of Bike New York since its establishment as a non-profit organization in 2000. The organization's premier event is the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour; Podziba is joining the staff in the ramp-up to the 33rd annual ride on Sunday, May 2. "I couldn't be...


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