This is a guest post from Nina at Reef Bikes of Australia.
Worldwide, cities are remodeling themselves and investing in more sustainable transport alternatives. There have been huge investments in improving public transport, building cycle path and pedestrian infrastructure, with the aim of reducing their greenhouse emissions, cleaning the air, and reducing traffic congestion and reliance on cars.
Would you like to see better bicycling infrastructure in the U.S.? Would you like to see bicycling recognized more in the U.S.? If so, then you should join me and sign the People for Bikes pledge of support. And don’t worry, it is totally free.
People for Bikes is an organization that is working towards building a massive list of people around the U.S. to show their support of bicycling.
Here are two quotes from the “Our Goals” page on PeopleforBikes.org:
So I was just out playing around with my iPhone and I recorded this quick video for you. It’s nothing too mind blowing, but it’s just a reminder that one of the cool things about bike commuting is that you can take the side streets, backroads, urban trails, and other bike routes to avoid traffic.
Here’s a great idea! Give people the chance to borrow an electric bike on their commute to work or around town for running their errands. That is what is available to the workers at the Cambridge Science Park. It is part of a program called Travel Plan Plus that allows the workers to “checkout” an electric bike for a while and use it as an alternative to a car.
Here is a quote from the program co-coordinator Gary Armstrong:
One of the concerns that I hear from people that are interested in commuting by bike is that they feel like riding around cars is dangerous. I agree that it is, but you don’t necessarily have to ride with a lot of car traffic. One of the cool innovations that recently came out is the bicycle directions inGoogle Maps.