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    Study: Peak Car is so 2004, now get on your bike and ride
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    So, the US metropolitan areas with the largest percentage jump in commuters that bike to work are Portland, Madison, San Francisco and Denver. Now that we've gotten the "no duh" portion of the US Public Interest Research Group's (PIRG) recent study on urban driving habits out of the way, we can ...

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    Report: Edinburgh enacts 20-mph speed limit to encourage bike-riding
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    Sammy Hagar won't be visiting Edinburgh anytime soon. The "I Can't Drive 55" rocker would undoubtedly be aghast by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and its plan to enforce a speed limit of 20 miles per hour throughout most of its residential and busier commercial districts, all for the sake of ...

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    Read This: How private passenger cars are the landline phones of the future
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    Passenger might one day go the way of landline telephones. Everyone was dependent upon them until, somehow, mobile phones became ubiquitous and landlines began fading away. Maurie Cohen, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environment Science at the New Jersey Institute of ...

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    Report: WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals
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    Isn't bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it's actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. "You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, ...

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    30 Zipcar users walk 2,250 miles, bike 4,200 miles on 30-day low-car diet
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    They walked more than 2,250 miles, biked nearly 4,200 miles, took 1,175 trips on public transit, and lost 165 pounds. Those are the results of the Zipcar 30-day "Low-Car Diet." This is a situation when numbers truly tell the tale. Recently, Zipcar announced the results of its fourth annual ...

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    Does driving make you fat? Can public transportation, biking and walking keep you skinny?
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    To follow up on our recent article titled "Overweight and overfueled - fat America uses more gas" we thought we'd offer some additional information that's relevant to the topic. A recent study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests that U.S. drivers may be ...

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    Bikes getting the boot in Charleston, SC? Proposal shot down, but it's not over yet
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    Cyclists in the city of Charleston, SC may soon be faced with the daunting task of finding a legal place to park their two-wheeled rides or risk getting the boot instead. The quaint southern city has proposed regulations to crack down on cyclists who decide to defy the law by locking their bikes ...

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    Walking, biking more popular than ever; now make up 11.9% of all travel trips
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    Just a few days ago, the Federal Highway Administration released "The National Biking and Walking Study: a 15-year Status Report." The study covers walking and bicycling trends in the U.S. from 1990 to present. As the chart shows and the study reveals, more and more Americans are hitting the ...

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    North Carolina companies are getting behind transportation alternatives in a big way
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    Photo by Hjem. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.The shift continues. A lot of North Carolina business are trying to find ways to help employees reduce some of the sting of high gas prices by encouraging all sorts of transportation alternatives and giving non-traditional bonuses. The News ...

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    Big Ideas, season 2 preview: Transport
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    The Sundance Channel's Big Ideas For A Small Planet is back. The eco-solutions show tidily takes on an issue - like, say Fuel or Drive in episodes from last year's season - and finds three "Big Ideas" to discuss in a half-hour. Sometimes, the episodes are paired with a longer documentary, such as ...

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    Where's Gilbert biking? Across America to save us money on gas
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    Gilbert Tang is worried. In just over two months, he plans on flying to New York from Los Angeles just in order to get on a bike and make the return journey. The idea is to draw attention to the fact that "our bodies provide everything we need to go wherever we please." This might be true, but Tang ...

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    Video: Brangelina and the kids riding bikes
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    Super couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were caught bike riding through their home town of New Orleans recently. Brangelina also had the kids Maddox and Zahara in tow as you can see in the video above. Brad Pitt is working in New Orleans with Make It Right, which seeks through good design and ...

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    Bike trends: chainless, brake less, retrodirect, illegal bike positions
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    Want to know the hottest trends in bikes? Well, you have come to the right place. The picture above is Dekra's "chainless" bike which replaces your standard noisy, greasy chain with a totally self contained system. Not simple enough? Another popular trend are super simple fixed gear or track bikes ...

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    HAWK, a crosswalk button that actually works
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/A_cross_walk_button_that_actually_works'; Ever been to a crosswalk, press the button that's suppose to make the light change faster multiple times, only to wait a long time for the signal to change anyway? Pressing the button should decrease the time it takes ...

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    $612 million to walk or bike to school
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    And you'd think walking would be free. Thanks to years of poor planning and an increasingly lazy (sorry, "busy") population, the U.S. federal government, through the Department of Transportation, is spending $612 million for a program called Safe Routes to School in about 20 states. This program ...

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    The Ergo Bike Premium 8i lets you race other bikers using the web
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    There is absolutely no good reason for me to get an Ergo Bike Premium 8i. It would be just too embarrassing! I am not nearly good enough a rider to consider challenging anybody with any real skill. I like to ride for fun, though. If you consider riding a stationary bike too boring, but need or want ...

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    Bicing makes biking popular in Barcelona with 30,000 users in 2 months
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    Following in the footsteps of cities like Lyon and Paris in France, Vienna in Austria and others, Barcelona in Spain has started offering bicycles (the human powered kind... with pedals) to people who need to get around the city. Again, just like in Lyon and Paris, the system has been extremely ...

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    Trip around Europe pure-green style
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    Want to tour around the European countryside without inflicting any form of petroleum products (i.e., car, bus, train, subway) into the atmosphere? How about biking? Neil Woodburn of sibling blog gadling found an article detailing such a mode of touring. From physical fitness, starting points, ...

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