Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bike, Meet the City. City, This is the Bike

What will bike-friendly cities look like ten years from now? Worldchanging author Mary Catherine O’Connor writes that as 'citizens around the world raise the demand for human-powered transportation infrastructure, major cities are starting to re-imagine their car-centric transportation models':


Are more American residents bike-commuting as a regular practice? You betcha. According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), bike commuting increased 30 percent in the past year. And this seems to be a national trend. It grew 75 percent in New York City since 2000, doubled in Portland, Ore., in the last five years, and the number of cyclists on Washington, D.C. streets surged a full 100 percent between 2004 and 2006.
What does this look like on a city level?

Read in full - 'Bike, Meet the City. City, This is the Bike'

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