On May 31st 2010, the very first bicycle-themed post appeared on This Big City. Since then, we haven’t looked back, publishing content exploring everything from bicycle infrastructure to cycling community groups to the economic benefits of bike lanes. Here are nine of the best bicycle posts on This Big City, kicking off with the post that started it all:
As cities become more bicycle friendly and pedestrianise large areas previously reserved for cars, is it possible that the city of the future will be entirely car-free?
Governments, contractors and financiers around the world are increasingly cash strapped. Not only do we need a revolution in the type of bicycle infrastructure we design and build but also in the way we fund and finance infrastructure projects.
Montréal is the birthplace of a global cycling revolution, introducing urban cycle hire schemes to America, the UK and Australia. Not all, however, have been a success.
Launched to much fanfare in Summer 2010, London’s cycle superhighways have been touted as safe and fast, offering more direct journeys into the city centre. However, there are some questions over the ‘super’ status of these lanes, with this photo essay exposing some flaws.
To get people cycling more often we need to make cycling normal, maximising the enjoyment people get from it – exactly what the Australian cycling community group Wollumbin BUG have done.
In the fight to improve sustainable transportation choices in cities across the world, good statistics and good reporting are extremely important. With the release of its report, Pedal Power, the London Assembly made significant strides toward the former. Unfortunately, the latter was a bit lacking.
Australia’s biggest city is attempting to increase cycling, with plans to introduce a 200 kilometre network of cycle lanes by 2016. However, some North American cities have already invested heavily in their bicycle infrastructure, seeing a resulting increase in usage.
Cities across the globe have begun to embrace the bicycle, making sustainable transportation easier than ever for their residents. But with more people on bicycles, a new priority will begin to emerge – how can we make cycling as safe as possible?
Research suggests that having a bikeway right outside your front door is good for both your health and the value of your house. So should we use economics to support the case for more safe and separated bikeways in our cities?