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Cyclecraft – The complete guide to safe and enjoyable cycling for adults and children

Cycling is an wonderful activity. It is the most efficient means of travelling known to man, a pleasurable pastime that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, one of the best ways to maximise health and well-being, an elixir of life, and a completely sustainable mode of transport. Almost everyone is able to cycle, and for a child, […]

Tips to Cities about Cycling

RELEVANT: How important having a proper and well defined bicycle lane network is, and some proposals. Key Quotes: “1. Recreational paths are fine and have a valuable purpose, but should not be confused with the importance of having a network of routes usable for day to day activities,” “2. The network of routes or links […]

Bike Share and Helmets, don’t mix?

RELEVANT: Different point of views about wearing a helmet     This is a short version of a movie previously posted, called; Bike Share, Bixis for Melbourne. It explores the impediment to bike share schemes, that Australia’s compulsory helmet laws, create. More on the blog. And So To Bike.  

Cycling – The good oil

RELEVANT: Examples of how to improve the roads towards the cyclist and its safety: Priority for cyclist over cars Double bike lanes Lights coming green before cars lights, for a better flow of the traffic Safe cycling infrastructure Make the cycling the fastest mean of transport, by adapting the infrastructure Distribution of the road space […]

Do you feel safe in protected bicycle lanes?

RELEVANT: People feeling “trapped” in protected bike lanes, and even it’s a measure for cyclists safety, some cyclist don’t feel totaly comfortable using them. “To me, the type of bike lane, whether protected, painted with a buffer, or simply marked with a line, is less important than eventual interconnectivity of the growing network. When the lanes […]


Streetfilms produces short films that show how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play. We package complicated and wonky concepts into easy to understand and accessible videos which are freely available online.  Our nearly 350 videos have been viewed over 3.5 million times and have inspired action […]

The Case for Separated Bike Lanes in NYC

The Case for Separated Bike Lanes in NYC – excellent look at the benefits of giving cyclists some protection when cyclists, pedestrians  and motorists share the road – keeping cyclists safe with segregated lanes and making bikes widely available at low cost – the Bixis in Montreal or the Velibs in Paris – are the […]

London’s Cycle Superhighways

RELEVANT: London’s Bike lanes’s system is not very complete by the moment, even the objective of the what has been done by now, is nice.     One key way of reducing vehicle emissions comes from shifting the choice for commuting from cars to bikes. This has been encouraged in cities such as Paris, New York, […]

National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety

Summary: Back around the turn of the century a group gathered to design a campaign to address all of the elements that discourage bicycling in the US. This plan was the result. Although some organizations are following through with their own actions, very little is happening on the national level.

Cycling Safety Tips: Heavy Vehicles & Cyclists

RELEVANT: Sharing the road with larger vehicles in particular requires awareness, skills and strategies. Cycling safety Tips: Heavy vehicles & cyclist Wondering what the big vehicles will do next, and act accordingly, never be sure that somebody has seen you Ride predictably, positioning on heavy vehicles left, in order for the driver to see you. If you […]

Develop Road Safety Culture

How to develop road safety culture: Transportation is one of the basic things that people use and need in their everyday lives. We use different modes of transportation like airplanes, trains, boats, cars, and motorcycles. But the most abundant and commonly used of these are the cars, buses, and motorcycles.   This is the reason […]

How to Not Get Hit by Cars – Important lessons in Bicycle Safety

RELEVANT: Types of collisions, and how to avoid them This page shows you real ways you can get hit and real ways to avoid them. This is a far cry from normal bicycle safety guides, which usually tell you little more than to wear your helmet and to follow the law.  But consider this for […]

Universal Bike Lanes. The only way to mass-cycling?

Study says vast majority of Britons won’t cycle on urban roads as they are now. So what’s the answer? Main conclusion: the UK will never get anything close to a European-style mass cycling culture without some major (and to me, seemingly unlikely) changes, notably the construction of proper-width, segregated lanes on all main urban roads.   […]

Behavioural Challenges for Urban Cycling

Behaviour is a tricky subject and getting groups of people to change their behaviour is never easy. Lately, behaviour is a hot topic in Emerging Bicycle Cultures. Many people who ride bicycles are generating bad press because of the way they’re cycling and many other cyclists are getting branded negatively by association.

Fear of Cycling – Essay in 5 parts by Sociologist Dave Horton

Something new here on We’ve enlisted the help of sociologist Dave Horton, from Lancaster University, as a guest writer. Dave has written a brilliant assessment of Fear of Cycling in an essay and we’re well pleased that he fancies the idea of a collaboration. We’ll be presenting Dave’s essay in five parts. Dave Horton […]

Vancity BikeShare Experiment

This video explains how the whole Vancity Bikeshare Experiment got started. As the program is coming to an end we’d like to hear from people who were involved so that we can get a fuller picture of how the experiment turned out. We’d also like to hear from anyone who has any thoughts on […]

Dude, where’s my bike lane?

The case of a disappearing bike lane in San Francisco.    

Copenhagen: City of Cyclists

Copenhagen: City of Cyclists, Part 1 of 5: Our very first episode of A Billion Bikes, takes us to the Danish city of Copenhagen, which has one of the most advanced urban bicycling communities in the world. A full third of their city workforce commutes by bicycle! This is an excellent 5-part program of weekly […]

Copenhagen bike city

In Denmark practically everybody rides a bike, and in 2008 bicycle-friendly Copenhagen was named the world’s first Bike City by the International Cycling Union, UCI. So while in Copenhagen, why not get around the Danish way? Read more at  

3 Way Street

By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes in NYC exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits — such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks. By focusing on one intersection as a case study, my video aims to show our interconnection and shared role in improving the safety and […]