Archive | Bicycling

Woodley Street, Northfield: Narrowing the focus

Northfield’s City Council is getting ready to discuss Woodley Street’s sidewalks on October 28. If this work session conversation follows the well-worn path of earlier sidewalk and street improvement projects, it will go something like this: progressive Council members who consider projects in the context of Northfield’s adopted policy (Comprehensive Plan, Safe Routes to School, […]

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Cycling’s Oasis in Odense (Denmark)

Prior to a 2 month hiatus, the EU BICI series travels to (arguably) Northern Europe’s best cycling success story: Odense. Denmark and the Netherlands have the best cycling culture and infrastructure of anywhere in the world. The “big city” stars in each, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, shine bright. Outside of these high profile centers, however, exist dozens of other communities, […]

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Brussels Express

A short documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic. The film tells the story of how Brussels became dominated by the automobile and calls for space to be taken back in order to improve the quality of the city. Starring: Karl-Heinz Pohl & Karel Rowies (PedalBxl), Klaus […]

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Writers’ Round-up: Advisory Bike Lanes

[From time to time we have a great email conversation open up on the streets.mn-writers list serv. Here's the round-up of the discussion.]  Today’s topic? Advisory bike lanes! IMO Advisory bike lanes are really interesting because, if they work, they would offer a design solution half-way between shared space and our line’d regime, and offer […]

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Women’s Independence and the Bicycle

This video is an excerpt from the feature documentary, Victorian Cycles-Wheels of Change, produced and directed by Jim Kellett. The following is the director’s description from Youtube: Today the bicycle is mainly known as a recreational vehicle and is enjoyed by people in every corner of the world. But at its outset, this controversial machine […]

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