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walking to school

February 11, 2013
by julie
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Danish Finding: Biking or Walking to School Increases Concentration

As I continue to rant regularly about poor school location, poor school design choices, and ridiculous NIMFY shoot-downs of easy school access remediations, in comes a study from Denmark that shows that children who walk or bike to school¬†performed measurably … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
by julie
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Copenhagenize on Winter Cycling: Right, Yet Not Entirely

The excellent Copehnagenize has an excellent post on how most posts on cycling in winter complicate the issue and emphasize subculture instead of mainstreaming the notion. They both have a point, and miss one, in my opinion. It’s a very … Continue reading

March 8, 2011
by julie
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Women & Bicycles

On this International Women’s Day, I thought I’d address one of the skeletons in the room when we discuss bicycle-friendly infrastructure and the interested-but-hesitant cyclist: A pretty good portion of that 60% is female. Data suggests that men outnumber women … Continue reading

February 25, 2011
by julie
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Cheap Gas Encourages Dependence

Simple economic wisdom suggests that as prices for any commodity go up, price helps dictate demand. The Economist took a look at gas taxes and relative gas use, specifically in light of current rising oil prices. Per the article: Petrol … Continue reading

February 12, 2011
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Slowing Down: Embracing Lower Speed Limits For More Complete Streets

This is pretty cool. Strasbourg, France, is planning to reduce speed limits throughout the city to 30km/hour, or about 18mph, as an initiative to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Speed limits in much of the city are already 30km, but drivers … Continue reading