Tag Archives: routes

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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

Something new here on Copenhagenize.com. 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 […]

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 http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/bikes  

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 […]

Bike Lane Protest Video

Casey Neistat is using YouTube to protest being issued a traffic ticket for not riding his bicycle in a Manhattan bike lane. In a video, he plows his bike into various obstacles in bike lanes. (June 10)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz1WEhHOXe4 (Explanation)

Bicycle Rush Hour Utrecht

Morning rush hour in the 4th largest city in the Netherlands. Streets look like this when 33% of ALL trips are made by bicycle!

Cycle training by TFL

Free and subsidised cycle training is available for adults and children within most London boroughs.   http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11689.aspx

The boroughs that love Boris Bikes

A new graphic (above) from Transport for London sheds light on where London subscribers to the Mayor’s bike hire scheme live.   http://lydall.standard.co.uk/2011/01/revealed-the-boroughs-that-love-boris-bikes.html