How to Create a Network of Green Bikeways in Your City | Good
If you’re not lucky enough to live in a city that’s connected by hundreds of miles of separated bikeways—few of us are—there are some key actions you can take to help catapult your town or city into this new pedal-powered, green lane movement.

How to Create a Network of Green Bikeways in Your City | Good

If you’re not lucky enough to live in a city that’s connected by hundreds of miles of separated bikeways—few of us are—there are some key actions you can take to help catapult your town or city into this new pedal-powered, green lane movement.

latimes:

In traffic-choked L.A., a car lane is given to bicycles:  City officials unveil a new 2.2-mile path stretching along 7th Street from Catalina Avenue in Koreatown to Figueroa Street downtown. All that was needed was paint, a few signs and some traffic light adjustments.
Photo: A cyclist uses the new bike lane on 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles. The lane used to be for cars only. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

In traffic-choked L.A., a car lane is given to bicycles: City officials unveil a new 2.2-mile path stretching along 7th Street from Catalina Avenue in Koreatown to Figueroa Street downtown. All that was needed was paint, a few signs and some traffic light adjustments.

Photo: A cyclist uses the new bike lane on 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles. The lane used to be for cars only. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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Guardian Reports: How to become a cycling ‘ambassador’
I love this idea…it helps to promote a friendly, approachable and visible cycling culture in cities!

There is a rather unlikely new vogue word in cycling circles: ambassador….Just this week, a bike shop in Portland, Oregon – which is widely seen as a countercultural cycling nirvana in the automobile-loving US – launched an initiative it’s calling “21Ambassadors”. According to the mission statement:
“To ride a bicycle is to be part of a community, to share a common experience, as much as it is about good health and helping the environment […] We believe that as a community we should support each other in bad times as well as good. We, the 21 Ambassadors are here to help you. When tires flat and spokes break, when chains fail and gears groan, when you need a hand, we hope to be there to assist.”

The ambassadors’ commitments include:

• To stop and offer assistance to fellow cyclists.• To follow all rules of the road and set the standard for exemplary riding behaviour.• To carry their Road Aid kit with them on all rides.

Photo: Guardian
via irishboyinlondon:

Guardian Reports: How to become a cycling ‘ambassador’

I love this idea…it helps to promote a friendly, approachable and visible cycling culture in cities!

There is a rather unlikely new vogue word in cycling circles: ambassador….Just this week, a bike shop in Portland, Oregon – which is widely seen as a countercultural cycling nirvana in the automobile-loving US – launched an initiative it’s calling “21Ambassadors”. According to the mission statement:

“To ride a bicycle is to be part of a community, to share a common experience, as much as it is about good health and helping the environment […] We believe that as a community we should support each other in bad times as well as good. We, the 21 Ambassadors are here to help you. When tires flat and spokes break, when chains fail and gears groan, when you need a hand, we hope to be there to assist.”

The ambassadors’ commitments include:

• To stop and offer assistance to fellow cyclists.
• To follow all rules of the road and set the standard for exemplary riding behaviour.
• To carry their Road Aid kit with them on all rides.

Photo: Guardian

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