This website will be helpful to map your route or to see other people’s routes.
Do you commute by bike? Have you considered the idea? We’d love to hear from you.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Last Saturday, a 75-mile bike ride took place from Tequesta to Oleta River Park in Miami.
- The Wallflower Gallery is having a Bike Film Festival, March 5-7
- Pledge to bike to work, March 24-30.
- Critical Mass Miami has bike rides planned throughout the month on South Miami, Coral Gables, Florida City.
During the first half of the twentieth century, Copenhagen didn’t have many outdoor gathering places. In the 1960’s Stroget, the main street of the inner city, was converted to a pedestrian only street. In the following years more plazas and spaces were also converted to pedestrian use only, and people started doing more than walking. They were strolling, sitting down to enjoy the weather, watching street performers, people watching, etc. It had become a destination — a high quality urban space.
The changes in the city came through a slow process, reducing parking 2-3% year, taking away traffic space and dedicating it to urban spaces, and implementing bike lanes, among other improvements.
Miami has its own success story, Lincoln Road. But maybe things shouldn’t stop there. Miami-Dade County could be more pedestrian friendly. We have the weather and tourism as an advantage. Up and coming areas like Downtown and the Design District would be ideal areas for pedestrianised areas.
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- Can The U.S. Really Become Energy Independent? March 7, 2012The short answer is yes, according to this NPR report that includes interviews with energy experts. The boom in shale fracking for oil and natural gas and the zeal of small energy companies is to credit. But UC Berkeley's Don Kammen has his doubts. read more […]
- The Doctor Is In: How Medicalization Effects Contemporary Planning and Architecture March 7, 2012Giovanna Borasi & Mirko Zardini examine the state of pervasive anxiety afflicting the urban populations of the West and how "medicalization" and an ambition for total well-being are effecting architecture and urban planning. read more […]
- Rolling the Dice on Atlantic City's Future March 7, 2012Caren Chesler reports on Atlantic City's efforts to reinvent itself as a seaside resort, as recently unveiled in a master plan developed by Jones Lang LaSalle with the Jerde Partnership. read more […]
- Texas Confronts the Cost of Its Green Dreams March 7, 2012Matthew Tresaugue reports on the difficulties Texas cities such as College Station are having in living up to their green commitments in the down economy, reflecting a nationwide pattern. read more […]
- From Landscape to Soundscape in Urban Placemaking March 7, 2012Chuck Wolfe outlines the importance of soundscapes to cities past, present and future, and describes efforts to both document urban sounds and use sound as a planning tool. read more […]
- SmartSpace: A Look Inside San Francisco's Newest Microapartments March 7, 2012Kirsten Dirksen reports on one housing developer's 160-square-foot vision for San Francisco singles. read more […]
- Starbucks Reinvents Itself, in Amsterdam March 7, 2012Perhaps it's appropriate that Starbucks has chosen a city known for self-exploration and experimentation to unveil a new concept store that offers a glimpse of the cafe of the future. read more […]
- In a Distressed Philadelphia Neighborhood, Art Brings Hope March 7, 2012Kia Gregory reports on a mural program implemented in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua over the last year, that has transformed the area into a work of art. read more […]
- Senate Transportation Saga Continues March 7, 2012A much anticipated cloture vote on the Senate's proposed two-year transportation bill once again failed to win enough votes on Tuesday. Better news may be on the horizon however, reports Ed O'Keefe. read more […]
- Born of Transit, a Young D.C. Neighborhood in Full Bloom March 7, 2012Seven years after a celebrated public-private partnership, NoMa proves a smart growth success, write Rachel MacCleery and Jonathan Tarr. read more […]
- Can The U.S. Really Become Energy Independent? March 7, 2012
- Greenway Bike Festival February 22, 2012This fully-supported ride promotes the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway, which will loop through the historic city of Homestead. There'll be routes of 62 miles, 42 miles, and 25 miles -- with darned good food at the finish. You can register at Active.com. You'll certainly want to be at Losner Park for the demonstration parachute jump by the Army's […]
- Many call for safer streets February 19, 2012Board member Suzanne Kores captured the scene at yesterday's rally on the Rickenbacker Causeway for greater street safety. Tom Evental made available this stirring video. The voice you hear at the beginning is our co-founder Hank Sanchez-Resnik, who played a big role with allied groups in organizing the event. We appreciate the chance to share this wit […]
- Climb the bridge for safer streets February 17, 2012All road users are invited to the tall bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway this Saturday at 9 a.m. to call for safer streets and recognize cyclist Aaron Cohen, who died Thursday of a hit-and-run driver's injuries. The bicycling community put this event together, working in parallel efforts from varying points of view. We have one message, though: Everyo […]
- Greenway Bike Festival February 22, 2012