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Bloomberg

Blake Schmidt

30 August 2018

Shenzhen, China

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Massive investment in electric vehicles has reduced noise and air pollution in China. The megacity of Shenzhen, for example, is surprisingly quiet with its fleet of electric buses and ban on gas-powered motorcycles. H...

Vox

David Roberts

28 August 2018

Netherlands

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Most people in Holland ride a bicycle every week thanks to a widespread public commitment to a biking culture and infrastructure where everyone feels welcome. That includes very visible dedicated bike paths designed f...

The Washington Post

Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

CityLab

John Surico

6 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Revel, a new electric scooter startup, is taking Brooklyn by storm. In an era of increasing shared mobility options, the e-scooter is carving out its niche as a faster option than bikes but a more accessible option th...

Detroit Driven

Sarah Rigg

3 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit, the original Motor City, needs to adapt to mobility changes and think beyond cars - and the city is doing just that. The city is increasingly offering “blended” transportation models, including public transpo...

Sactown Magazine

Rob Turner

1 August 2018

Toronto, Canada

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After the success of New York City’s High Line, several cities have tried to emulate that success with a twist--by transforming underpasses below highways into activated space for the community. Toronto’s Bentway offe...

The Seattle Times

Michelle Baruchman

1 August 2018

Bellevue, Washington, United States

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Bellevue’s pilot bike lane project is starting slow and ready for feedback. By beginning the project with less than a mile of bike lanes downtown, the city made sure to brand it as a pilot, hoping to measure results a...

The Verge

Andrew J. Hawkins

31 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Ride-sharing company Lyft is testing an experiment: they are offering $550 to 100 city residents who agree to give up their own car for one month. The $550 will come in the form of Lyft ride credit, a bike-share stip...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

23 July 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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New guidelines to help cities manage bike-share programs, based on feedback from 60 cities, could be the key to success for dockless vehicles. The guidelines include recommendations about permits and fines, ways to co...

CityLab

Mary Hui

20 July 2018

Hong Kong, China

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Excessive noise, particularly from street performers, can sound the demise of pedestrian zones. After 18 years, Sai Yeung Choi Street South will reopen to cars. Another solution could have been better noise regulation...

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Anoush Darabi

8 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Pedestrian-oriented development takes many forms, but three cities have demonstrated success. In New York City, a local transit commissioner convinced the city to pedestrianize parts of Times Square using data to make...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

18 May 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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MoGo, a bike-sharing program in Detroit, listened to user feedback and launched an adaptive bicycle pilot program. Though only 13 bikes are part of the program, they will make urban biking accessible to people with li...

CityLab

Annette Becker

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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...

The Seattle Times

David Gutman

Michelle Baruchman

28 April 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When public transportation is not an option and commuting alone is undesirable, vanpools are a great option for shared commuting. Seattle’s vanpool program is the largest in the country, with 1,469 vanpools, followed ...

The Seattle Times

David Gutman

23 April 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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As Seattle tries to implement bike lanes effectively, it can look to Vancouver as a success story. Vancouver’s bike lanes are physically separated from roads, making riders safer and increasing the number of people wh...

Next City

Daniel J McGraw

19 March 2018

Euclid, Ohio, United States

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Lakefront homeowners in Euclid, Ohio didn't want to give up their land for public use until the city offered them a fair deal—the city will build a trail that reinforces the shoreline on their properties in exchange f...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

8 March 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An increasing number of cities are looking to redesign roadways, sidewalks, and intersections based on the way spaces are needed after snow storms. Snow piles left after snowplows carve paths for vehicles are basicall...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

27 February 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Traffic for both everyday commuters and tourists in big cities has increasingly become more of a hassle across nations. Various cities like Portland, Oregon have found success with bikeshare models. Seattle, however, ...

Logan Squarist

Marisa Sobotka

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...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

30 January 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Redesigning streets to be more pedestrian-friendly can have big impacts on traffic safety and local business. A fast, easy and cheap way to weigh the pros and cons of such changes is to simply redraw street lines usin...

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Micah Drew

12 January 2018

Ovando, Montana, United States

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Ovando, Montana, a tiny town just off a main highway, has benefited from economic growth as a result of almost one thousand cyclists who ride through each year. The Ovando Community Fund was started to build appropria...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

9 November 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Lead-footed drivers are a problem everywhere, and cities around the world have struggled with ways to get vehicles to slow down, especially in dense areas where the risks to pedestrians are acute. One clever solution...

BBC

Jessica Lussenhop

25 September 2017

Black Rock City, Nevada, United States

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Many argue that the Burning Man festival has become an exclusive and wasteful indulgence for the wealthy - an opinion that was exacerbated this year when thousands of perfectly good bicycles were left among the debris...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

28 August 2017

New York, United States

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Bike share programs have helped decrease pollution and traffic in urban areas. However dockless city bike programs are now threatening bike docking stations because they are cheaper and more accessible. Dockless bike ...

CityLab

Simone D'Antonio

23 August 2017

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ljubljana was once a highly crowded city but since the election of its mayor, the city has become far more green due to a clear strategic plan and efficient mayoral office. The largest impact change was making the dow...

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