The HUGE potential of bikes - headlines
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The Massive Potential of Shifting Trips from Car to Bike
Linda Przhedetsky, Copenhagenize
As the graphic above indicates, the potential for switching to bicycles and cargo bikes in European cities is impressive, according to a Cyclelogistics.eu baseline study. 51% of all motorised trips related to goods transport could realistically be done on bikes and cargo bikes.
This is a good thing.
Copenhagenize Design Company have been involved with the brilliant Cyclelogistics.eu project for two and a half years now. The project is aimed at promoting the use of cargo bikes in European cities.
We've recently posted about our Shop by Bike campaign here in Copenhagen and for the past two and half years there have been great initiatives in all of our partner cities.
Our partner in Graz, Austria - FGM Amor - have spearheaded a Cyclelogistics baseline study about how much of the the goods transport in a city could realistically be switched to cargo bikes and bicycles...
(15 October 2013)
Read the report Potential to shift goods transport from cars to bicycles in European cities - cyclelogistics
A Look at Pittsburgh’s Bike Parking: Shipping Containers, Space Invaders and Bike-Friendly
(21 September 2013)
Would You Like a Bike With That Coffee?
Feargus O'Sullivan, The Atlantic Cities
Buy a coffee, and we’ll lend you a free bike. This is the idea behind a novel kind of bike-share scheme in the Czech Republic, where group of cafes in Brno, the country’s second-largest city, have come together to offer customers free biking. Dropping in for a drink, all users need to do is put down a deposit of 300 Crown ($16) and they get a lock, a folding bike and a request to turn it in at the end of the day at any of the participating centers. Amazingly given some bike-share schemes' growing pains, organizers have had no problems with abuse or theft since the project started last year.
Brno’s project is small – so far only five bike points are involved – but the city’s alternative and apparently unique model still has some very useful lessons for other cities looking to get more citizens biking...
(2 October 2013)
London cycling census mapped: where do cyclists outnumber drivers?
Ami Sedghi, The Guardian
Using newly released data from Transport for London's cycle traffic census, University College London Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL CASA) Research Associate Oliver O'Brien has created an interactive map showing traffic flows on key routes in central London. The data, collected in around 170 locations earlier this year and acquired by Andrew Gilligan, the Greater London Authority's cycling commissioner, shows the number of cyclists on each route and how this changes over different periods of the day.
Click image to view interactive map
(15 October 2013)
Cargo Bikes: Why Bicycles are gaining in popularity for transporting goods in London
Andrea Casalotti, London Cycling Campaign
Cargo bikes are increasingly seen as solutions to congestion and pollution in London. Both companies and local authorities are realising that a substantial number of van trips can be substituted with these load-carrying two-wheelers, yielding financial and environmental gains.
For instance, one of the main conclusions of the Road Task Force is a recommendation to start a "pilot scheme to shift freight journeys from vans to bicycles". In its response to the above, Transport for London stated that it will "participate in the EU-funded 'last mile logistics' (LaMiLo) project which proposes that goods are delivered to a consolidation centre [at Euston Station] and delivered to their final destinations by less polluting modes of transport including electric vehicles and cycle freight"...
(1 October 2013)
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