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Cycling Is a Solution to Australia's Obesity Probl
A NSW parliamentary inquiry into children, young people and the built environment, was told that the humble bicycle may be a key to solving the obesity crisis sweeping much of the world. Further, obesity rates were increasing in almost all parts of the world except in sub-Saharan Africa.
Posted by Bicycle QLD on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 15:03
More Americans Biking to work
SAN FRANCISCO, US - .As gas prices climb to record highs, more Americans seem to be abandoning their cars and biking to work to save money at the pump. This week, as cities across the country celebrate National Bike to Work Week, advocates are promoting bicycle commuting as a way to trim transportation costs, get in shape and help the environment. "Every additional person who rides their bike to work would start reducing our dependence on foreign oil immediately," said Tim Blumenthal, who heads the Bikes Belong Coalition in Boulder, Colorado. Cycling to work is just one way Americans are seeking relief from skyrocketing gas prices
Posted by Pascal on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 14:42
The Bicycle Diaries
Is it possible to live in America without a car? Uh, sort of. By Bill Gifford:The Bicycle Diaries
Posted by Bill Gifford on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 12:15 Comments (919)
Final Report LUTR/PLUME
The Final Plume Report: PLanning and Urban Mobility in Europe is now available. Also have a look at the LUTR website.
Posted by TTR ISIS on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 19:04
Bicycle Sales Boom in US
Bicycle Sales Boom in US
LAS VEGAS, US – No, it has nothing to do with rising fuel prices or environmental issues. It’s all about an ever increasing traffic congestion problem and increased worries on obesity. That’s why bike sales in the US are booming. This was said by US bike industry expert Jay Townley at this years Interbike Show that ended last Friday in Las Vegas. He stated that more Americans now use the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation because the average speed in US cities is currently lower than 11 mph.
Posted by Bike Europe on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 14:22
Bicycle Sales Boom In US Amid Rising Gas Prices
Washington (AFP) Oct 02, 2005
More bicycles than cars have been sold in the United States over the past 12 months, with rising gas prices prompting commuters to opt for two wheels instead of four, industry representatives say.
Not since the oil crisis of 1973 have bicycles sold in such big numbers, according to Tim Blumenthal, executive director of Bikes Belong, an industry association.

"Bicycle sales are near an all-time high with 19 million sold last year -- close to the 20 million sold during the oil embargo in the early 1970s," said Blumenthal, whose association is based in Boulder in the western state of Colorado.

The US Chamber of Commerce says more bicycles have been sold than cars over the past 12 months.

Read on:
Posted by Agence France Press on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 21:16 Comments (26)
Kunming First Chinese City to sign the Charter?
Kunming is the city of bicycles and also the city of eternal spring. The weather conditions help a lot, however if it were not for the professionals of Kunming municipality who have taken countless planning decisions over the years to actively include the bicycle, things would be a lot different here. There does not seem to be a concept for bicycle inclusion that Kunming has not considered to date, and this made my visit here all the more exciting: to meet a leading bicycle city for the world.

Posted by Peter kennedy on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 10:23 Comments (70)
Bike Lift for bridge river Sava
Dear friends, cyclists,

We have got the new lift made for cyclists. It is the first "serious" object which will improve cycling across the two banks of the river Sava. Our struggle for this was almost 8 years long. It was worth while. Regards,

Mirko Radovanac
Posted by Mirko Radovanac on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 16:59 Comments (86)
London Bombings Stimulate Bicycle Use
London Bombings Stimulate Bicycle Use The terrorist attacks on the London Tube system have driven many travellers to bicycles. The fear of further attacks on public transport (42% of all Brits say they do not like taking public transport anymore) has caused a rise in bicycle sales. According to the UK bicycle board, some 10 to 30%. People prefer being master of their own 'destiny' e.g. travel in their own transport to being locked up in a bus or tube - with the risks that have become real since July 7. (MH)
Posted by Mario Hartloper on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 06:45
Qatar Project Kick Off 26 August 2005
Cooled Cycling Infrastructure: A cycling project which Qatar’s sovereign Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani has proposed to promote the health of his people. After all, a large proportion of the population suffers from problems brought on by prosperity: they do not get enough exercise, cardiovascular diseases are prevalent and children are obese. This is to be a prestigious project and Qatar should be an example to the entire region! The American non-profit organisation the Rand Corporation is advising the Emir on the realisation of his goal of getting Qatar’s population to cycle. This image has to be changed as the 30 kilometre cycle path has yet to be designed and is to be completed within a year after the signing of the contract. An attendant problem is the fact that Qatar’s climate is intensely hot and humid. Rand therefore came up with the idea of cooling the entire cycle path using cold water misting. Velo Mondial is to play a major role in the realisation of the cycle path. Goudappel Coffeng is involved for the technical aspects.
Posted by Pascal van den Noort on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 17:40 Comments (397)

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