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Bike & Transit News: Why Some People Hate Bicyclists, Cargo Bike Heaven, Etc.

To accompany the HUGE electric vehicle news roundup I just published, if you are interested in clean transport in general, here are some cool bike and transit stories:

Why Do People Hate Cyclists?

At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity.

DC Church Claims Bike Lanes Violate Religious Freedom

As the number of bicycle commuters continues to skyrocket, major cities from Denver and Chicago to New York and Miami are embracing bike lanes as a safe, cost-effective way to reduce air pollution and improve the health and safety of their residents. The District of Columbia, our nation’s capitol, is very much the same … except for one local church that’s trying to ruin it for everybody by claiming a newly-proposed bike lane will violate its congregation’s religious freedoms.

How Protected Bike Lanes Landed At America’s Address Zero

Have you noticed? One by one, Broadways across the country are  getting protected bike lanes.

Cargo Bike Nation — Copenhagen

We are in the process of working on our newest Desire Line Analysis here at Copenhagenize Design Company. As mentioned in the previous post, we harvest all manner of data out of our many hours of direct observation. It is well known that Copenhagen is a cargo bike city. We know that there are 40,000 cargo bikes in Greater Copenhagen. Copenhagenize moved office by cargo bike. We have this film about cargo bikes in the city for your perusalWe even have a book featuring over 700 photos of cargo bikes and how they are used.

Nevertheless, we were curious and wanted some more data about cargo bikes in Copenhagen. Soo… we counted them. Over ten hours on May 6, 2015, we counted every cyclist going through the Søtorvet intersection in Copenhagen in order to study their desire lines. Then we went back and counted cargo bikes. Because we can. And because we wanted some numbers.

Oslo Plans to Eliminate Cars From City Center by 2019

Within a few years, finding a parking space in the business center of Oslo won’t be a problem. Every parking space will  be available all the time, because there won’t be any cars allowed downtown  to fill them. Oslo plans to eliminate cars from its city center by 2019.

Tannus Tires: Airless Bicycle Tires Are Here (w/ Video)

There is nothing like a bike ride on a brisk morning- and nothing that ruins a ride quicker than a flat. That’s where these airless bicycle tires come in.

Delhi to Implement Complete Streets Policies

Dehli’s Aam Aadmi Party-led government announced steps to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users get preference over car users.

Texas Central: High-Speed Rail Line Will Produce Over $36 Billion In Economic Benefits

More than $36 billion in economic benefits will result from the development of the planned high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, according to an independent study commissioned by the developer Texas Central.

Florida’s SunRail Gets $93.4 Million Grant For 17.2-Mile Expansion

The SunRail commuter rail line in Florida is now set to be expanded following on the receipt of a $93.4 million grant from from the Federal Transit Administration — with roughly half of the cost of a 17.2-mile Orlando to Osceola County being covered by the new grant — according to recent reports.

The METRO — Cenntro Automotive’s New All-Electric Utility Vehicle

Those of us who have been waiting patiently for Nissan to go ahead and release the e-NV200 electric van in the US market (and have begun to get tired of waiting) may want to go ahead and take a look at a new all-electric compact utility vehicle from Cenntro Automotive, going by what’s been revealed so far.

Where BRT Came from, and Where It’s Going

Bus rapid transit (BRT) and Bus of High Level of Service (BHLS) have been implemented in 197 cities around the world, with corridors extending a total of 5,000 km and carrying 32 million passengers per day.  Furthermore, as cities continue to invest in and implement public transport, awareness of BRT and BHLS has spread quickly among planners and decision makers. Knowledge is also being distributed by various international institutions, ranging from the World Bank to ITDP.

 
 
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