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America's Top Biking Cities Ranked by Bicycling Mag

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Big surprise: Portland is number one

In an announcement that will surprise approximately nobody, Portland has been named America's Top Bike-Friendly City in the 2012 rankings from Bicycling magazine. Bike culture reigns supreme in the Pacific Northwestern city, which boasts 180 miles of bike lanes and 79 miles of off-street bike paths. Always quick to embrace cyclist-friendly innovations, Portland was the first city in the United......read more

Prospective Mobility

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Is this the future of urban transportation?

Battery-powered semi trucks? Trains that pick up cars full of passengers without stopping? Personal mobility capsules that attach to planes, trains, and boats? Sound a little far-fetched? Well it may be less sci-fi than you think, according to this video commissioned by Alstom. The animated clip, produced by Paris-based studio Le 7e bureau, envisions a prospective transportation future......read more

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, a man perhaps best known for a zip wire gaffe during the Olympics, may soon take to the skies again. This time, though, he'll be on bike. Johnson is reported to be considering an architect's proposal for a network of elevated bike lanes between London's mainline stations. Designed by Sam Martin of Exterior Architecture, the "SkyCycle" network would truly separate......read more

Bike Score Ranks the Top Biking Cities in North America

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The Walk Score team released new bikeability rankings, and they contain a few surprises

The website Walk Score has announced the extension of its "Bike Score" rankings for neighborhoods and places to 25 cities. The ratings seek to educate riders on how bikeable their city, neighborhood or block is based on a specific set of criteria, using an easily digestible scoring system that ranks bikeability on a scale of 1 to 100. Heat maps show the most bikeable areas in green, and least......read more

Tumultuous Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

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This time-lapse clip from Rob Whitworth captures ordered chaos in Vietnam's largest city

We habitants of Los Angeles might think we know a thing or two about traffic, but as this clip shows, we don't have nothin' on Ho Chi Minh City. During his travels in Southeast Asia, UK photographer Rob Whitworth shot over 10,000 photos of traffic weaving through the streets and waterways of Vietnam's largest city, where urban congestion is taken to a whole other level. The result is an......read more

The 10 Best Biking Cities In America

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The new Bike Score results are in. How does your city rank?

Having grown up in the age of the automobile, North American cities aren't generally the most bikeable places in the world. In a recent international ranking of the world’s best cities for biking, only one North American city (Montreal) made it to the top 20. Of course, that doesn't mean there are no good places to bike in the U.S. and Canada. There are, and the scene is getting better all......read more

Palo Alto to Require Electric Vehicle Chargers in New Homes

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California continues to the lead the way in sustainable transport incentives

The city council in Palo Alto, California voted Monday on a proposal requiring the new single-family homes be built pre-wired for charging electric vehicles. The results were unanimous, with all nine councillors voting in favor of the ordinance. From Wired: It’s a nominal requirement, considering most homes already are wired for a 220-volt line — which is needed for a......read more

FlyKly Smart Wheel

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Lightweight smart wheel turns your bike into a pedal-assisted electric vehicle $580.00

New York City designer Niko Klansek is on a mission to make electric bikes available to everyone. To that end Klansek and his team have developed FlyKly, a lightweight smart wheel that fits on practically any bike. Simply swap your rear wheel with the FlyKly, set your desired top speed using the FlyKly App, start pedalling, and the motor will automatically bring you up to that speed. The app also......read more

Tram Wars

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A throwback form of transportation makes a controversial return

With renewed interest in transit-focused urbanism, an age-old form of public transportation is being revived in cities across the US. By 2015, no less than 30 American cities will have streetcar networks, more than doubling the number in existence just fifteen years prior. Washington, DC and Salt Lake City launched trams last week. Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Cincinatti have......read more

5 Awesome Urban Projects

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From coast to coast, American cities are shaping a sustainable future

From writer Rachel Signer and our friends at Collectively: When it comes to climate change, we usually look to world leaders and national governments to take responsibility for building a more sustainable future. But with the formation of organizations like Cities Climate Leadership Group, or C40, a global network of city mayors focused on sustainability,......read more

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