New story on research that is forecasting the need for communities to better understand the leisure and recreation, travel and tourism markets etc. are evolving to embrace cycling as a preferred lifestyle choice. We need to invest in better and more extensive facilities not just to serve our own citizens, but in a region where tourism plays a big role in the local economy, thousands upon thousands of visitors looking for a different experience than old business models that no longer fit.
BBC report forecasts that walking will dominate cities as we evolve away from auto-dependence and find new ways to get around on foot using smart technology to guide our footsteps.
Today’s kids can’t keep up. Lack of physical activity a smoking gun.
Vignettes on the safety records of some of the planet’s major cities.
The University has been a leader in providing for cyclists and growing participation. Thousands of trips a day are recorded on the surrounding road network and 2010 saw the introduction of new services for cyclists, adding work stand and tools to a covered parking facility just outside of the Student Union Building, Grad Society offices and the always popular Cinecenta movie theatre at the campus.
Green Lane Project spins off programs and projects aimed at elevating the quality of policies and infrastructure to support cycling.
U.S. data on bicycle travel rich in detail on participation.