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Annette Becker

Lessano Negussie

30 April 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is a highly livable city, thanks to policies that focus on making streets safe and convenient to walk. The bigger the city, the worse it is to design urban spaces only with cars in mind, says planner and ar...

Logan Squarist

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Jackie Murray

27 February 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago officials strive to make the city safer for bicyclists by looking for inspiration in other cities, adopting the "Vision Zero" initiative that aims for zero traffic-related deaths, and investing in education pl...

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Travis Wood

8 November 2017

Michigan, United States

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More golf courses are closing than are opening, allowing the rare opportunity to have open space in an urban environment. Restorations are becoming popular to allow wildlife and humans to make use of the natural space...

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Josh Cohen

10 July 2017

Macon, Georgia, United States

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A bike share system as well as a pop-up experiment that added eight miles of temporary bike lanes in Macon, Georgia more than doubled the number of people riding bikes on the streets every day. It also showed county o...

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Jim Saksa

24 June 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, many cities face challenges in implementing Complete Street policies to improve street and transportation safety in urban cores. The cities and organizations that have done this successfully offer ide...

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Jennifer Hattam

13 March 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified lif...

The National

Jennifer Hattam

4 January 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is often congested with traffic, especially as the population grows and more people buy cars but the lack of bicycle infrastructure has prevented biking from being an alternative transportation. This is chang...

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Gregory Scruggs

30 July 2014

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Support and popularity for bicycle use and culture has grown in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Following a deadly incident killing two cyclists at a bicycle event, the city has seen a demonstrative outpouring of support. City ...

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The Economist

26 February 2014

Sweden

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Sweden's "Vision Zero" program has used a comprehensive approach to infrastructure and regulation to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths, making Swedish roads the safest in the world.

TreeHugger

A.K. Streeter

2 October 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Conventional merchants are afraid to lose parking spaces to bike parking or bike lanes. New York and Portland are finding cyclists increase local economies, and spend more money too.

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Julio Godoy

18 July 2012

Paris, France

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Paris is a city plagued by traffic jams and air pollution. In 2007, the local government created a public bicycle sharing program called Velib that has drastically reduced the number of cars on the roadways and parkin...

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Sarah Goodyear

25 April 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark

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When Amsterdam and the Netherlands were facing an urban dilemma between building bicycle or automobile friendly streets, citizens organized to promote the prioritization of cyclist safety above all else. This public o...

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