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Bring Home Best-in-the-World Ideas to Make Sure Your City Thrives

Imagine a major city where 35 percent of all traffic is people on bikes. Or think even bigger--an entire nation where 27 percent of all trips are pedal-powered.

Bike Sharing: Safer than your own bike

Last year, as New York City prepared to launch bike-share program Citi Bike, naysayers grumbled about the 10,000 additional bicycles soon to join the streets of the Big Apple.

Zero Vision: A plan to make our roads safe

Campaigns to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist deaths to zero are now taking shape around the country from Philadelphia to Chicago to Oregon.

How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike

You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

Transit ridership numbers up: Is this a fundamental shift or much ado about nothing?

With great fanfare...[it] was announced on March 10, 2014 that overall transit ridership in 2013 was the highest since 1956.

Comparing Public Space in Paris and New York

Every day, high-density global cities are home to millions of pedestrians in their streets. Paradoxically though, many streets and transportation policies have placed more space and importance on cars rather than people.

Policies for Shareable Cities 2: Transportation

After last week’s introduction, we’re proud to present the first in-depth chapter of Shareable’s invaluable Policies for Sharing Cities Report.

Placemaking in Paris: How Politics Changed the Parisian Landscape

The people of Paris have spoken and they love their public spaces.

Caloryville: The two-wheeled city

In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?

Bikenomics: How Bikes Can Revitalize Our Cities

Bicycles are the ideal vehicles for navigating sprawling, car-centric environments quickly, safely, and affordably. Also, riding a bicycle is both fun and healthy, and biking is an effective way people build community and create lasting, positive changes in our lives and the world around us.

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