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Things Are Good: In New York, Bikes Have Totally Victory Over the Car

NYC Streets Metamorphosis from STREETFILMS on Vimeo. New York City might be famous for its cabs, but in the future it might be famous for its bikes. The city has seen a big push for sustainable and fast transit in the last decade and everyone agrees: bike lanes are the solution. The city’s commitment to […]

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Rethinking Parking

Parking in Collingwood – especially downtown – has been a contentious issue since at least the mid-1980s. Numerous studies have been done advocating a variety of answers, none of them entirely satisfactory to everyone. The factions of free versus paid parking have been warring as long as I can recall. No council has managed to . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Rethinking Parking

Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Improve Cities Aesthetically and Economically

There is a strong and powerful myth in North America that car drivers spend more and will always require parking. That is a myth. It turns out that nearly every study done on bike lanes as proven that cyclists are the transportation class cities should cater to because drivers don’t need all those useless parking . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Improve Cities Aesthetically and Economically

Things Are Good: Wear Lycra, Live Longer (And Ride a Bike)

Here are things that have proven time and time again:

Bicycles are a great way to get around. Exercise helps your health. Bicycles are a good source of exercise. Exercise can make you happier. Bicycles are a sustainable transportation solution. Exercise reduces mental strain. Bicycles + exercise can slow the aging process:

Scientists who analysed . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Wear Lycra, Live Longer (And Ride a Bike)

Things Are Good: Paris to Spend €100m on Bike Lanes While Reducing Car Traffic

Paris has had a tough time with traffic and pollution in the city due to the number of cars. They have launched many environmentally friendly intitaves to curb the use of cars while making alternative transit solutions to cars more appealing. It’s working and is already inspiring other cities to follow suit. Still, traffic in . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Paris to Spend €100m on Bike Lanes While Reducing Car Traffic

Things Are Good: Bike Delivery Business on the Rise

Red Riding Goods is one of a few companies in Toronto that deliver goods via bicycles. In other cities from Mumbai to San Francisco bike-based delivery is nothing new and not all that newsworthy. Here in Toronto, where a crack-smoking mayor who thinks cyclists deserve to die advocates the destruction of sustainable transit solutions, seeing . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Bike Delivery Business on the Rise

Things Are Good: Why Drivers Don’t Understand Cyclists

As an average cyclist I often find it confusing when drivers get their hate on for sustainable transit. Anyone who knows anything about the environment or living in an urban centre would acknowledge that bicycle infrastructure is important and creates a more vibrant city than car-dominated streets.

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Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Makes Road Safer for Everyone

The worst mayor in Canada hates people who don’t drive automobiles and thinks cyclists deserve to die. The mayor of Toronto wants to remove bike lanes (while every smart city is installing more) despite the fact that the number of cyclists has increased. So where’s the good news you ask?

It turns out (much to . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Makes Road Safer for Everyone