adding page this day (article from jun 2015)
20 most bike friendly cities on planet
i want to ride (like) my bicycle.. i want to ride (like) my bike
() = my version
bike – Janette Sadik-Khan – citibike
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/826469817645404162
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 3:25 PM on Fri, Apr 21, 2017:
Why the streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam look so different from ours https://t.co/syaZ2MEkaQ #citylabarchive https://t.co/GZDLjNMSjH
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 5:08 AM – 7 Jul 2017 :
China’s “dockless” bike sharing could be coming to a street near you https://t.co/bQVsxB75T6https://t.co/3KlMCYLkYa(http://twitter.com/CNN/status/883281651836628992?s=17)
David Pogue (@Pogue) tweeted at 3:17 PM – 28 Jun 2017 :
You can now buy a replacement wheel for your existing bike—that electrifies it! Here’s my review of two of them. https://t.co/twVcmHbYUYhttps://t.co/rPuCpoh4U4 (http://twitter.com/Pogue/status/880173328765505536?s=17)
Leyla Acaroglu (@LeylaAcaroglu) tweeted at 5:23 AM – 25 Nov 2017 :
The power of good design based on systems interactions “Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?” https://t.co/sAGX0w0FtI via @voxdotcom #design #urbandesign #systemsdesign (http://twitter.com/LeylaAcaroglu/status/934397099545956353?s=17)
Angie Schmitt (@schmangee) tweeted at 8:51 AM – 26 Feb 2018 :
THE NEXT BIG THING in transportation isn’t the Hyperloop. It’s buses.
The task at hand right now isn’t building a new big thing. It’s making the big things we’ve already built work better for everyone.
These things require humility and hard work and focus and leadership. (http://twitter.com/schmangee/status/968151667396022274?s=17)
Kevin Klinkenberg (@kevinklink) tweeted at 8:58 AM – 26 Feb 2018 :
@schmangee I’d actually say the next big thing is the bicycle. Specifically – the e-bike, shared without docks. (http://twitter.com/kevinklink/status/968153389724065794?s=17)
Robin Chase (@rmchase) tweeted at 5:20 AM – 11 Apr 2018 :
If ever there were a strong rationale for improving walking, biking, shared vehicles this is it. Gasp at annual cost of parking in cities https://t.co/mIzaUaQkSG (http://twitter.com/rmchase/status/984028447835115520?s=17)
1/3 of urban driving costs are for parking (other costs also include time lost to congestion)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:45 AM – 4 May 2018 :
Oslo is still planning to go car-free by 2019, thanks to an ambitious network of bike lanes. But old habits do die hard. https://t.co/YMU6aMNcGh(http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/992369653342261248?s=17)
robin chase rt
Sierra Club Seattle (@SierraClubSEA) tweeted at 5:10 PM – 8 Aug 2018 :
Seattle was the first market to hit 1 mil rides on a stationless bikeshare
715k lbs of CO2 have been saved by using Limebikes
Of the 1/3 of Seattle residents who have tried Limebike: 36% Hispanic and African American; 32% Asian; 32% Caucasian
Streetfilms (931 videos!) (@Streetfilms) tweeted at 6:02 AM – 13 Sep 2018 :
Central London has:
7 min video on Cycling London’s Bicycle Super Highways
730 000 daily cyclers.. 253% increase since 2000
4 meter wide lanes for cyclists to go in both directions
2 min – cyclists count as 70% of all going across this busy bridge.. compared to before.. 55% in crease of cyclists using bridge
3 min – also using quiet routes thru streets.. made streets so peaceful
4 min – on superhighway.. have to stay in flow/speed.. pretty fast
4 min – we’re looking for a way to slow down.. for cars and bikes to 10 mph.. for walkers.. calmness
5 min – see fewer women, older people and children..
7 min – we’re trying to change way people get around.. from 68% to 84% using bike and walking
trying to make all deliveries (big trucks) at night
8 min – london catching up to copenhagen and amsterdam
tweet day before had something about rush hour on superhighway in london had just as many bikers as cars
NewCities (@NewCities) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 14 Sep 2018 :
Having #trees in between #streets and cycle tracks can make #bike riders feel cooler, blocked from #traffic, and less exposed to #pollution. @CityLab https://t.co/UXgyjTZwA2 (http://twitter.com/NewCities/status/1040570867305140224?s=17)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 4:50 AM – 15 Sep 2018 :
Cycling is key to safer, healthier, more vital cities, @RichardFlorida writes. https://t.co/TOe8qrUHIOhttps://t.co/hGiWUZe0Ds(http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1040915832531025920?s=17)
World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 6:30 AM – 12 Nov 2018 :
Reclaiming the roads. Learn more about cities banning cars: https://t.co/XTa1C4xk6h #environment https://t.co/WQG3rFzljD(http://twitter.com/wef/status/1061974394845757440?s=17)
Jeff Speck (@JeffSpeckAICP) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 5 Dec 2018 :
Don’t require helmets: While there were other factors involved, it is telling that the only large bikeshare system in the US to fail (Seattle) had to attract ridership in the face of a helmet law. (4/5) (http://twitter.com/JeffSpeckAICP/status/1070302008199036929?s=17)
Jeff Speck (@JeffSpeckAICP) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 5 Dec 2018 :
When Mexico City rolled out its Ecobici bikeshare program, it abolished its helmet law. Because bicyclists are safer in larger numbers, helmets don’t make riding safer if they depress ridership. (5/5) (http://twitter.com/JeffSpeckAICP/status/1070302009272819712?s=17)
VCÖ (@VCOE_AT) tweeted at 2:06 AM – 31 Dec 2018 :
43% der Wege zur Arbeit und Ausbildung werden in #Kopenhagen mit #Fahrrad gefahren. Für alle ist das #Rad ein selbstverständliches Verkehrsmittel. Auch Kronprinz Frederik bringt seine Zwillinge mit #Transportrad in den Kindergarten https://t.co/0JKUWBRHco (http://twitter.com/VCOE_AT/status/1079664960022765568?s=17)
Yonah Freemark (@yfreemark) tweeted at 4:07 AM – 10 Jan 2019 :
Paris mayor announcing free transit for kids, plus free subscription to bike share for everyone under 18. https://t.co/Iw7kTp67eS(http://twitter.com/yfreemark/status/1083319405432455168?s=17)
Stéphane Erler (@TeaMastersBlog) tweeted at 6:04 AM – 10 Jan 2019 :
@yfreemark @ozAntinnippon Correction: Paris mayor announcing transit for kids and subscription to bike share for everyone under 18 are going to be funded by tax payers. (http://twitter.com/TeaMastersBlog/status/1083348771864379393?s=17)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:56 AM – 31 Jan 2019 :
In a survey of Copenhagen cyclists, just 6 percent of respondents said they rode because it was cheaper. The most common reason is actually convenience.
This Italian city will pay residents to ride bikes. https://t.co/QlCmdLzu1Jhttps://t.co/7FqmoxdQsC
Similar plans have been tried in Paris, Milan, and elsewhere with mixed results. So will Bari’s cash-to-cycle program find success?
In a survey of Copenhagen cyclists, just 6 percent of respondents said they rode because it was cheaper. The most common reason given was convenience.
Cycling Professor (@fietsprofessor) tweeted at 2:02 AM – 15 Feb 2019 :
Our world doesn’t need driverless cars.
It desperately needs more carless drivers!
(video by @BicycleDutch)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 6:34 AM – 16 Feb 2019 :
Bike equity is a powerful tool for reducing inequality. Too often, cycling infrastructure is tailored only to wealthy white cyclists, Anne Lusk writes. https://t.co/Z3WFm5Dtek (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1096764638635745281?s=17)
Bike New York (@bikenewyork) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 21 Feb 2019 :
There is one thing New Yorkers can pretty much count on after a driver kills someone on a bike, and that’s an NYPD crackdown on cyclists @bikesnobnyc https://t.co/X5Ho68HADB (http://twitter.com/bikenewyork/status/1098568188642635776?s=17)
Ludo Campbell-Reid (@AklDesignChamp) tweeted at 3:17 PM – 16 Jun 2019 :
I’m doing some research trying to find the reasons why cycling in the Netherlands is so sensational and in most other countries so average. I’m perplexed. All I can find is this pink pic. https://t.co/J1snU7tUEb (http://twitter.com/AklDesignChamp/status/1140367863489806336?s=17)
bike paths on map are pink.. so zoom out map makes whole area look pink
Mark Wagenbuur (@BicycleDutch) tweeted at 3:01 AM – 24 Jul 2019 :
The very successful shared bicycle system in the Netherlands keeps getting more popular: my latest post: https://t.co/RjqpekPk95(http://twitter.com/BicycleDutch/status/1153953216440295425?s=17)
Streetfilms (962 videos!) (@Streetfilms) tweeted at 7:00 AM – 8 Aug 2019 :
The @latimes with a nice article today on Copenhagen highlights that the city has built 17 new bike bridges since 2006.
Here are a few of them! (With @cykelmama)
Henry Stewart (@happyhenry) tweeted at 4:06 AM – 25 Aug 2019 :
What would make cycling safer?
Brilliant cartoon from @davewalker https://t.co/50s3qyWZXphttps://t.co/CuMJmagcWv (http://twitter.com/happyhenry/status/1165566055667982337?s=17)
David Dudley (@dccdudley) tweeted at 1:00 PM – 29 Aug 2019 :
Just in time for Labor Day Weekend: @EnglishRail has a history lesson on how getting to work has always defined the sizes and shapes of cities–and why American cities have hit a new technological limitation. https://t.co/NppsZIkRqk (http://twitter.com/dccdudley/status/1167150148717338624?s=17)
ie: cure ios city
Fabiana Cecin (@fabianacecin) tweeted at 4:38 AM – 27 Nov 2019 :
Fuel and meat are unaffordable in Brazil now, which is strangely great because no one should eat meat or use anything other than public, massive, fare-free tax-paid green mass transit since 50 years ago, it’s never too late to wake the fuck up https://t.co/PZB1MzFrll (http://twitter.com/fabianacecin/status/1199653642539810816?s=17)
Fabiana Cecin (@fabianacecin) tweeted at 4:39 AM – 27 Nov 2019 :
99% of car use is people rushing to figure out a way to fuck the biosphere better and faster. (http://twitter.com/fabianacecin/status/1199654022308872193?s=17)
Thank you @BostonBTD @BostonPWD it really really makes a difference. I’ve ridden that route so many years with anxiety about being doored. Now I feel great! https://t.co/3L1cMs6s9r
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rmchase/status/1202958143581503489
@StreetsBoston: Turned a 30 min walk to #CambMA into a 8 min bike ride thanks to @RideBluebikesand the new #CommAve protected bike lanes (thanks @BostonBTD@BostonPWD!). What a difference good infrastructure makes #bikeboston #mapoli
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:26 AM – 11 Dec 2019 :
Safety advocates have long complained that media outlets tend to blame pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars. Research suggests they’re right, writes @Richard_Florida. https://t.co/CX4KrL9wp9 (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1204739124973985793?s=17)
Since 2013, deaths among pedestrians and cyclists on U.S. roads have risen by nearly 30 percent and 14 percent respectively. Yet the public reaction to this spike in deaths has been fairly muted. . One possible reason: road safety advocates have long complained that media outlets tend to blame pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars
News reports were also much more likely to use phrases like “a pedestrian or cyclist was hit by a car” instead of “a driver hit a pedestrian.”.. “A pedestrian was hit by a car” centers the victim getting hit—and as the authors note, “[p]eople tend to place greater blame on the focus of the sentence,” i.e., the victim. This kind of language de-emphasizes the agency of the driver
Streetfilms (969 videos!) (@Streetfilms) tweeted at 2:19 PM – 10 Dec 2019 :
MORE GHENT extras!
This started out as a 20 second montage/transition between topics which grew to 1 minute! (45 seconds too long for the @Streetfilms!)
Watch the ballet of bicyclists navigate tram tracks! And, yes, NO HELMETS!
@MarkGortonNYC @Elkeb21 @filipwatteeuw @Mobiel21 https://t.co/jHKXSIocfb (http://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/1204510917133840384?s=17)
Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) tweeted at 12:00 PM – 3 Jan 2020 :
Last year, no children under 15 died in roadway crashes anywhere in the country of Norway, which has a population of about 5.3 million.
In the U.S., traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for children under 15.
Imagine a city the size of Washington D.C. going an entire year without any pedestrians or cyclists being killed on its streets. That’s exactly what happened in Oslo, where officials reported this week that zero pedestrian or cyclist fatalities occurred on the city’s roads in 2019.
According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are directly attributing the virtual elimination of roadway deaths to recent initiatives which have allowed fewer cars into the city’s center.
also lowered the speed limit,
Modacity (@modacitylife) tweeted at 9:21 AM – 10 Oct 2018 :
The Dutch don’t cycle because their country is flatter, warmer, or morally superior to the rest of the world.
It’s because they’ve built a dense, 35,000 km. network of fully separated infrastructure, equal to a quarter of their 140,000 km. road network.
It’s hard to overstate how awesome it is when we have the freedom to NOT own a car. #CompleteCommunities @ridewcbc @rideshareDE @Dartfirststate @DEStateHousing @rmchase https://t.co/RisUoAPlLkhttps://t.co/pBvzarH84L
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Bike_DE/status/1214982668816920576
on turning cities over to cyclers/walkers during virus ness: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/11/world-cities-turn-their-streets-over-to-walkers-and-cyclists
from kirkpatrick sale’s human scale revisited:
in terms of translating energy into transportation, there is nothing, neither animal nor mechanical, that is superior to a human being on a bicycle
Here’s an idea: Make maps for bike infrastructure as if the lanes, trails, and paths constituted a connected transit system. #citylabarchives https://t.co/GiTlSqW6Tm
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1321407624961773568
hard to go places.. if gap in middle.. where you can’t
Martyn Schmoll (@martynschmoll) tweeted at 2:30 PM – 22 May 2018 :
Pedestrians: wear bright or reflective clothing, remove earbuds, make eye contact with drivers, cross only at crosswalks, never talk, text or use electronic devices in an intersection. Drivers: carry on. #CarCulture https://t.co/Zocg1LXQzD (http://twitter.com/martynschmoll/status/999024639174168576?s=17
This Spanish city has been car-free for 19 years. 12k people have moved into the city centre since the ban. The Mayor says vehicles don’t have more right to public space than people — & he’s been re-elected 4 times since banning cars. Pontevedra via @WEF:https://t.co/RFwvJsUCKj
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/1429089167498092550
Want the cars to see me so I go loud.
[quote below from fb share – urban cycling institute – linked to image above]
“Bicycle is the slow death of the planet.”
A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He don’t pay insurance policies. Don’t buy fuel, don’t pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs needed. He doesn’t use paid parking. Doesn’t cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.
He is not getting obese.
Healthy people are not necessary or useful to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They dont go to hospitals or doctors.
They add nothing to the country’s GDP.
“On the contrary, each new McDonald’s store creates at least 30 jobs—actually 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietitians and nutritionists—obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself.”
Choose wisely: a bike or a McDonald’s? It’s something to think about.
~ Emeric Sillo
PS: walking is even worse. Pedestrians don’t even buy a bicycle!
*Posted by Jessica Maria Dwyer on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessdwyer/)
**Photo credit: Franz-Michael S. Mellbin (2011)