Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on March 15th, 2010 at 11:22 am
– In Los Angeles, zoning policies encourage building apartment complexes right next to freeways. But it turns out that this is terrible for residents’ health, particularly causing lung problems for the thousands of children who live a block from a freeway.
– The end of 2010 is slated to see a mass market rollout of electric cars in the Pacific Northwest.
– A low-budget row of jersey barriers carves out space for bikes on a major road—and marks the debut of separated bike lanes in Vancouver, BC.
– In the UK, an elderly, blind woman has to take a 14 mile bus trip to get to the store across the street from her house.
– In Idaho, new legislation could require that all bicycles have brakes—stirring up the age-old debate of whether stopping your fixed-gear bike with your legs counts as braking.
– Email dealt quite a blow to the bicycle messenger industry…could carbon credits be bringing it back? Maybe in Paris.
– In Cleveland, advocates have been rallying to get pedestrian and bicycle access added to a new bridge project—and may just get their way.
– The city of San Luis Potosi could become to Mexico what Portland is to the US. The city core is being pedestrianized, and it’s a bike manufacturing hub.
– Sydney, Australia has been dubbed “The City That Hates Bikes.” Some thoughts (and data) here about why that might be.
– LEED certification could soon apply not just to buildings but to entire neighborhoods.
– From San Francisco to Portland…to Louisville! The Car-Free Happy Hour trend is sweeping the nation.
– Finally, listen to what one person thinks are the ten best songs about bicycles and judge for yourself.