The Transit App (integrated with Uber now) makes transportation easier

By Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica, 15 June 2017 Transportation systems never stay still. They are practically by definition and ever-evolving part of our society. As you may have noticed, ever-changing and expanding multimodal transportation systems are increasingly relying on apps, or connected to apps. In my recent experience of car-free weeks, I relied on multimodal systems and found it easy …

Flash offers a ground-up redesign of the electric bike – may be the best bike you can get (in early 2018)

Thanks to Derek Markham! (@derekmarkham) © Flash The Flash e-bike promises to be “an evolution in what a bike can be” thanks to a host of smart features integrated into its design. Another day, another crowdfunded e-bike launch. In a near future that looks to be jam-packed with personal electric transportation options, electric-assisted bicycles are well-suited to mass adoption, as most …

Here’s a first: Hartford’s downtown now offers free roadside assistance – downtown business improvement district has got you covered.

By Stephen Miller, StreetsBlog, 9 June 2017 A staffer from Hartford’s downtown business improvement district responds to a call for a bike repair. Photo: Hartford BID Bicyclists in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, have a new option if they need repairs on the go — the area’s business improvement district has launched a first-of-its-kind roadside assistance program. Roadside assistance for bikes isn’t a …

Fast tracking people friendly streets in Nashville and Denver

By Stephen Miller, Streetsblog, 25 May 2017 Nashville’s busiest bus routes are in line for more frequent service and transit-only lanes under the city’s new action plan. Photo: Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Nashville is known as the home of the country music industry — and a fast-growing region of car-centric sprawl. But local leaders realize they can’t accommodate …

Analyzing Bike Collisions Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story – you need near misses too

By Kelsey Thomas, Next City, 9 May 2017 City planners often decide which intersections and roads get safety improvements based on analysis of crash data, but according to a new study, that method may be missing something. A look at “near-miss incidents” by Houston-based Kinder Institute for Urban Research reveals that some streets in critical need of improvement could be …

MnDOT measures financial return on taxpayers’ investment in biking infrastructure

Cycling in Minnesota creates thousands of jobs and cuts health-care spending, state report concludes By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune, 28 March 2017 . For many Minnesotans cycling is nothing more than a Sunday frolic, but a new report finds that the state’s bike industry produces $780 million in annual economic activity, 5,519 jobs and millions of dollars in health care savings …

Solar roads for bikes expanding in the Netherlands, improving pavement

By Rogier van Rooji on Clean Technica, 12 March 2017  Bike paths: The Netherlands is covered with them, connecting more or less every destination a person might wish to go to and greatly increasing the convenience of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport. In the densely populated country, where space is scarce, a consortium of companies and research labs called …