“I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.” Perhaps Walt Whitman had this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio in mind when he wrote those words, as we talk to two entrepreneurs who, in very different ways, are using nature’s bounty for innovative purposes.
All over the world, bicycles from renewable materials are gaining ground. Egyptian Karim Creta is experimenting with a local variety: palm midribs.
The past week or two have been good ones for bicycling in Wichita.
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.
Reshaping communities and empowering kids with bikes.
In the U.S. walking & biking to school is becoming extinct, get inspired by some Streetfilms to change that.
•U.S. Public Transit Reports Record Ridership in 2013 •Fitch Ratings: Failure to Invest in Transit Could Hurt the Whole Economy •Copenhagen Free Bike Rental •Evolution of the Bicycle
There’s nothing more dramatic than looking back five or ten years at Streetfilms footage (some of it a bit low-res) to see how much the livable streets landscape of New York City’s streets have changed.
Without a doubt, 2013 has been a banner year for bike-share in the United States. Major systems were implemented in New York City and Chicago, and many others debuted or expanded in other cities. In fact, Citi Bike users have biked over 10 million miles and the system is closing in on 100,000 annual members!
The tips and tricks of biking culture in Amsterdam.
So much potential, so many good ideas!
•More Chinese cities likely to curb auto sales: industry group •A Tale of Renewed Cities [Report] •Driving time holds steady as population increases, report says •The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity [Report] •How CicLAvia Is Turning Los Angeles Into A City Of Pedestrians •Cities Cut Parking Mandates •Car Ownership May Be Down in the U.S., But It’s Soaring Globally