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Toronto's Yonge Street Needs a Bike Lane!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: alternative transportation, green transportation, bicycles, bikes, Canada, petitions )

- 59 days ago -
Toronto council will soon decide whether to put a bike lane on Yonge Street in North York. It's a great idea but not everyone at City Hall supports it. Bike lanes are vital because they allow more people to cycle to work and school.
Bicycle Roundabout in the Sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring (Video)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: travel, transport, bikes, Netherlands )

- 1467 days ago -
The Netherlands is known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, so you'd probably think that bicycle infrastructure in the sky would be completely unnecessary there.
7 Bike Bridges in the Netherlands Offer Us a Few Lovely Lessons
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, travel, transport, Bike-Friendly World, Bikes, Netherlands, Urban Planning )

- 1469 days ago -
neat thing about them is that they allow for bikers and pedestrians to cross when the main bridge is up. It's easier to bike across the main bridge, & it's cool that, despite having dedicated bike & pedestrian bridges on the sides, the main bridge is also
Bogotá Car-Free Day Becomes Car-Free Week
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Transportation, Bikes, Biking, Car-Free, Cities, Colombia, urban planning )

- 1491 days ago -
Way back in 2000, before car-free days were on most people's radars, Bogotá, Colombia Mayor Enrique Peñalosa organized Bogotá's first car-free day. He also put up a proposal for it to be a permanent occasion.
Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green transportation, bikes, bikesharing, greenliving, green, greenproducts, environment, eco-friendly, sustainable )

- 1568 days ago -
One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic
Bike Curious: How to Get Back on Your Bike
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, bikes, health )

- 1730 days ago -
How getting back on a bicycle helped one woman connect with neighbours, save time and money, and improve her health
Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, green, environment, greenliving, health, healthy, sustainable, Sustainabililty, greenproducts, bikes, bicycles, commuting, travel, conservation, energy )

- 1952 days ago -
Bike-friendly cities and bike sharing programs are constituents of that class of ideas that sees to cross-pollinate from country to country, skipping surprisingly quickly from point to point on the globe.
Cyclists Shouldn't 'Share the Road', They Shold Have Their Own
Green Lifestyle  (tags: bikes, bile lanes, cyclists, Canada, Europe, infrastructure, Placemaking, safety eco-friendly )

- 2588 days ago -
It's called the cycle track. Though we recently discovered it, we didn't invent it: It's been the backbone of the world's most attractive, comfortable, safe bicycling environments for decades in European cities like Utrecht and Groningen.
Help Your Community and Send a Climate Message to Your Lawmakers on 10-10-10
Green Lifestyle  (tags: 10-10-10, bikes, carbon emissions, climate legislation, energy and climate, global warming, global warming solutions, mckibben )

- 2717 days ago -
McKibben is encouraging people to organize their own 10-10-10 events, then at the end of the day, put down their shovels or bike wrenches, pick up their phones, and call their Congressmen to say it's time for leaders to do their share.
Parking Lots to Parks: Designing Livable Cities
Green Lifestyle  (tags: urban planning, green living, bikes, public transit, lester brown )

Earth Pol
- 2854 days ago -
Mayors and city planners the world over are beginning to rethink the role of the automobile, seeking ways to design cities for people, not cars.
Video: The Freeway Outlaws
Green Lifestyle  (tags: biking, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, bikes )

- 3590 days ago -
For the second time in two months, a bunch of Los Angeles bike advocates calling themselves Crimanimalz took one of the busiest freeways in the world to make the case that, when your freeways are gridlocked, bikes are better. Watch the video!
This Month in History : The Modern Bicycle Is Invented
Green Lifestyle  (tags: bikes, history, interesting, sustainable, green, eco-friendly )

- 3619 days ago -
It's all but impossible to single out a single time or person who is universally acknowledged as the inventor of the modern bicycle. Its earlier precursors were called velocipedes, and included several types of human-powered vehicles
Bamboo Bikes - Lower Carbon Footprint, Plus They Look Cool
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenproducts, bikes, business )

- 3685 days ago -
If I had the money I'd be tempted to get one of these bamboo bikes. Not only do they look great, but they have a lower carbon footprint than "normal" bikes.

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