Links with your coffee – Saturday
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Sent in by faithful reader Gabemac:
- Turn signal biking jacket
“This tutorial will show you how to build a jacket with turn signals that will let people know where you’re headed when you’re on your bike. We’ll use conductive thread and sewable electronics so your jacket will be soft and wearable and washable when you’re done. Enjoy!”
- The Big Question: Is Britain really getting on its bike and turning into a nation of cyclists?
“Why are we asking this now?Because cycling’s time has come – or so it seems from a flurry of initiatives sweeping the country as politicians and planners wake up to what is increasingly seen as the transport of the future.
So how do we compare with the Continent?
“Cycling on the Continent is embedded in the culture – in northern European cities, anyway. There are reckoned to be as many bikes as there are people in the Netherlands, and anyone who has visited Amsterdam will know that cycling there is the norm, while car-driving is, relatively speaking, a fringe activity. Road design, and the conduct of drivers, reflects this balance. The bike has priority over the car, whereas in British cities, it remains the other way round. The result is an abiding perception of danger that continues to dissuade people from taking up commuting by bike.”
- Rome launches bicycle-sharing scheme
- Europe’s best selling e-Bike already sold out
- Bicycle island off the Copenhagen coast
“In accordance with the environmental goals set by the city, The Bicycle Island will be fully self-sustainable. All power will be generated by offshore wind turbines and all waste will be recycled. The goal is becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral island.”
- Dutch study seeks to solve Sofia’s traffic woes
“An important feature of the study is that it is not a theoretical exercise – clients need an assessment that has been made based on thorough study of the current situation and workshops involving all stakeholders.
The city hall was also interested in the second part of the feasibility study to research and offer solutions to development of bicycle lanes network in Sofia. Feiko van der Veen, senior consultant on traffic management at DHV said that they would consider the study on bicycle options.”
- Two Wheels
- Malta PM receives report on reducing carbon footprint
- Baby steps for bicycle lanes
- Bicycle interest on the move
“Irvin said he even sold bicycles to a couple who plans to abandon their automotive ways. “They were selling their cars and … using that money to buy the bikes.”
- Bicycle lanes: do it right or don’t do it at all
- Commuters ditching cars for bikes, foot power
“Those who bicycle say they get benefits beyond just buffeting their budgets from gasoline prices.”It’s the fastest way to get to work. Compared to Muni, it takes half the time,” said Tumlin. “I bike because I can change my route and stop off and run errands and see people along the way. It is great exercise and I find a significant difference in my productivity when I bike to work. I am smarter when I bike. I’m more patient when I bike.”
Not all new customers have gone that far, but Walt’s manager Sarah Ashman said there has been high interest in bikes for commuting to work.”
- Fuel Prices Boost Cause of S. Asia’s Maligned Rickshaw
- Bengal youth on “World Bicycle Tour for HIV/Aids Awareness” reaches Georgia
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