Big, fat and passive metropolis takes on a bike
Riding a bike to work is a hot topic that spread-out all over media in recent years. Cities are turning bike friendly with building new bike lanes, sharing data on why cycling to work if worth the effort, organizing bike to work days/weeks events. City bike sharing systems are everywhere and some cities are even starting e-bike sharing systems.
But then again.
Most cities still have a long way to go regarding urban cycling, encouraging people to bike to work and making their city more bicycle friendly. We wanted to pinpoint and share a few examples that solve different challenges. Who knows, maybe you get inspired and drive the change in your own city.
Lisboa on horizon
They call Lisbon the San Francisco of Europe. Horizontal Lisbon is a project solving its hilly landscape.
Solution: The project created a proposal for logical network of horizontal cycle tracks, inspired by metro lines. Research showed, that 63 % of all streets in Lisbon are horizontal, visible and accessible to everyone.
Learn all about the campaign:
London calling. Cyclist answer.
In London, cycling is perceived as unsafe and infrastructure isn’t best yet. How to encourage people to bike to work?
Solution: A set of alternative and personalised routes for cyclists of all levels with a strong focus on safety. They marked the routes safety levels with green, blue and red, so you know there is an alternative. Supported by community and powered by users. Read more about the project here.
Give it up for Trondheim
To overcome the steep hills and encourage citizen, Trondheim in Norway created the world’s first bicycle elevator.
New York. New ways to cycle.
Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City gave inspiring TED talk that shows how much New York evolved in past few years and how they pulled it off.
Cycling without age in Copenhagen
Cycling without age is an initiative which gives senior citizens the opportunity to get out of nursing homes and experience the city and the nature by rickshaw, that started in Copenhagen and now spread to 14 countries already. Support their Indiegogo campaign until 26th of June:
Do you know an interesting project, that was not mentioned here? Don’t hesitate and write to firstname.lastname@example.org to share it and we might add it to this blog post.