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3 years ago
I thought I would start this thread for interesting specific news items that pop up on Care2 or elsewhere, related to the topic of getting people out of cars and into more sustainable transport.
3 years ago
Here is an item titled "Car Exhaust Worse than Cigarette Smoke?": http://www.care2.com/news/member/669198211/2873104
3 years ago
Commented and noted. Thanks Monica!
Car lane in LA converted for cyclists
3 years ago
Here is a recent Care2 article that describes how "the City of Los Angeles recently decided transform a lane normally used by cars into a thoroughfare for bike commuters": http://www.care2.com/causes/la-eliminates-entire-car-lane-for-safer-bike-travel.html . I think that this is great news. I hope that a lot more wide US streets will have a lane converted for cyclists.
2 years ago
Here is a news item on Care2 that promotes cycling and other sustainable forms of transport to reduce the oil used for transport: www.care2.com/news/member/440476508/3423459 . It notes that 47% of oil is used for gasoline for cars, and states that "With more than half of all Americans living within five miles from where they work, 'human-powered' transportation offers a practical (cheaper, healthier, greener and sometimes quicker) way to get to and from the office." Please note and comment!
Cycleway progressing in Auckland
2 years ago
16 November 2012- A $12.5 million cycleway into central Auckland opens the floodgates for cycling across all corners of the city, says Cycle Action Auckland. The Transport Agency has started work on the $11 million, 1.9km Grafton Gully cycleway that will give cyclists their own 15km off-road "super highway" from Te Atatu to Beach Rd in the city by 2014. Read more here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10847734 .
2 years ago
15 km of "super highway" for cyclists! That's great.
2 years ago
That's good news!
2 years ago
Yes, it is very good news. I encourage everyone to join local cycle advocacy groups - or even start one if there isn't one near you - and get cycle paths everywhere!
Cycling numbers high in London
1 year ago
Here is some great news from London: http://caa.org.nz/general-news/more-bikes-than-cars-in-london/ and http://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor-press-releases/2013/06/bikes-make-up-around-a-quarter-of-rush-hour-traffic-in-central . The first link states that "Overall, cycling now makes up around 25% (!) of all of London’s inner city rush hour traffic. On some routes, like Waterloo, Blackfriars, London Bridge and Southwark Bridge, bicycles already exceed cars!"
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