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  • 5 Latest Trends in Sustainability

    Sustainability is a term that covers various aspects of living hand in hand with our environment, and it’s one that we can all benefit from, from cheap electricity to healthier food and cleaner cities and countryside. We take a look at five of the latest trends in sustainability below. More

  • U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

    The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle. More

  • Safe Bicycling in the City: the Green Lane Project

    Still a little nervous about bicycle commuting? You’re not alone. The Green Lane Project is a response to that fear: a campaign dedicated to creating safe, inviting spaces for bicycling and walking in urban environments. More

  • More Evidence on the Growth of the Bicycle Economy

    Yet another report illustrates that bicycling isn’t just good for our health and the natural environment, but that it also provides tangible economic benefits to communities that embrace it as a form of transportation. More

  • The Pedal Powered Business: Turning Human Power into Profit

    The energy transferred from biker to bike doesn’t necessarily have to create forward motion: it can be put to other uses. A few entrepreneurs around the world have seen the profit potential in pedaling: here are a handful of businesses powering themselves at least partially by human power. More

  • Cargo Bike Sharing Platform Goes Online in Germany

    Cargo bikes are useful for all sorts of things. But for those trips which don’t require cargo capacity (most of them), do you really want to lug around that extra equipment? And if you’re only going to use it for some trips, do you really want to shell out the extra bucks for a cargo bike? More

  • The Ginger Ninjas: Spreading a "Pleasant Revolution" by Bike

    No doubt, you’ve heard about efforts by bands/solo acts like Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Guster, and Maroon 5 to “green up” their tours and recordings. Biodiesel-powered tour buses, LED stage lights, and various forms of carbon offsets often play into these initiatives… but all of them could learn a thing or two about reducing their […] More

  • Economic Growth: Another Benefit of Bicycling

    A few months ago, I took note of Jay Walljasper’s arguments for public investment in bicycling infrastructure: in short, government spending on trails and bike lanes pays off in terms of increased ridership. That’s a good thing, of course — people are emitting less carbon and getting more exercise — but what about financial payoff? […] More

  • Bicycling: The Present, and the Future (infographic)

    We’re big fans of bicycling here at sustainablog: from the large scale economic and community impact, to smaller efforts that promote cycling and even incorporate it into unlikely activities. So when our friends at WellHome published this infographic yesterday on the present and future of bicycling, we had to share. How big is cycling now […] More

  • Bicycling in Detroit: Community Efforts Caught on Film

    Think of the city of Detroit and burned out and deserted… where it’s not crime-infested? Yes, the city’s had its ups and downs, but that hasn’t stopped residents from trying to raise the standard of living for all. For some in Detroit, that work involves advocating bicycling… as a way to save money, improve health, and […] More

  • Transportation Funding for Bicycling: an Economic No-Brainer?

    Even the most die-hard supporter of our current personal transportation infrastructure (essentially, roads and bridges designed for cars) will likely admit that bicycling (and walking) has some fundamental benefits: a very low environmental footprint, a lot of saved money for those using bikes for at least some of their transportation (though just how much savings […] More

  • Energy Start-Up Wants to Harvest Your Body Heat

    So we’ve all heard lots about the benefits of solar energy, but there’s another energy source you may have never considered harvesting: body heat. Yes, that’s right—your body could be expending usable energy right now as we speak. The “hybrid energy harvesting device” created by Fujitsu Laboratories would work with solar energy to complete a […] More

  • Cargo Trikes Deliver Food for the Needy

    Turning Waste into a Valued Resource Portland’s B-Line, a sustainable urban transportation service established in 2009, interrupts food destined for the landfill and delivers it to organizations who feed the needy. The “B-shares” program uses 600-pound capacity(!), electric-assisted cargo trikes to collects food from retailers and farmers’ markets and fills in the “last mile” of […] More

  • Are You For Better Biking Infrastructure?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEhpUov-adU[/youtube] You Can Help the Future of Biking: Sign the People for Bikes Petition By signing the petition at People For Bikes, you will add your voice to that of a million others to influence leaders in Congress as well as state and local governments to invest in biking infrastructure and programs. Making the world […] More

  • Cycling Superheroes to Love Bomb Texas this Winter

    Since 2000, a group of loosely organized people have gathered annually or biannually, doing spontaneous service while travelling, self-supported, on bicycles. Major aspects of the rides include: Providing service wherever they feel called Working cooperatively and using consensus decision making Daily mindfulness practice Having fun! More

  • Moving Truck Rental Not Required – Bikes to the Rescue

    Moving by Bike is Contagious Inspired by this video of a Portland, OR bike move, Nicholas Whitaker decided to help his girlfriend, Jes Schultz move her apartment by bike. Taking only two trips and about three hours, they successfully relocated her 1 bedroom apartment including futon, dresser and numerous odds and ends. This was all done […] More

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