Egypt adds bikelanes and launches bike-sharing

Egypt Independent,  25 July 2017 In an attempt to encourage cycling culture in Egypt, Cairo’s Governor Atef Abdel Hamid signed this week a protocol with the UN Human Settlement Programme to dedicate bicycle lanes and routes all over Cairo’s heavily packed streets, in order to introduce the very first bike-sharing service in Egypt. As part of Egypt’s plan to develop …

Here’s a new street-level analysis of the biking networks in 299 U.S. cities

By Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes, Streetsblog, 7 June 2017 Bike Network Analysis score by Census block in Washington, DC. Bluer areas are better-connected. It takes many things to build a good city for biking, but one of them is indisputably a nice mellow network. Just as the car boom of the 1920s was made possible by new continuous networks of paved …

Results of a study on attitudes of car drivers toward bicyclists

It appears that cars are like guns: Instruments of control and vehicles of intimidation. It is a regular topic of discussion on TreeHugger and other sites like Streetsblog: Why do drivers hate people on bikes so much? Why, when there is a crash, do drivers (and the police) always blame the cyclist? Tara Goddard asked these questions and a whole …

In Some Places, Germany’s Bike Autobahn Is Faster Than The Car Version

By Soraya Nelson, NPR, 3 July 2017 Germany is building Europe’s biggest bicycle autobahn to connect 10 cities — and hopefully remove thousands of cars from German roads. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: German highways, or autobahns, as they’re known, are legendary for having no speed limit. But you can’t go fast when you are stuck in traffic. One state in Germany is …

Growing cycling and walking adds to Vancouver’s downtown and business income

By Roy L Hales, on the ECOreport. 26 June 2017 Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their revenue streams. A study from Portland, Oregon, found that “cyclists spent less than drivers on grocery trips, but more at restaurants, bars, and convenience stores.” The average pedestrian or cyclist in Manhattan’s East Village spends …

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 …

Finnish app Whim wants to be your one-stop urban mobility solution app . Driverless bus line coming to Helsinki this fall as regularly scheduled service

By Patrick SISSON on Curbed, OCT 11, 2016 A tram in Helsinki, Finland  As the CEO of a high-tech transportation startup, one that’s trying to get rid of private car ownership, Sampo Hietanen has a surprising idol: Henry Ford. “He introduced the dream of freedom of mobility,” said the Finnish entrepreneur, whose company, Maas Global (short for “mobility as a service”) is in the …