Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beyond velodromes – the urban velo campus


Numerous cities around the globe have invested in bicycle commuting and recreational cycling infrastructure to provide active/non-motorized options to their residents. The third spoke in the wheel of establishing a complete cycling portfolio in a community is to provide a safe and … Continue reading

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Cute cycling cartoon – “Cycles of Life”


Remember, old cyclists never die, they just keep on rolling. : )

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A mellow yellow velo-mobile


As part of our Friday night ride-around-town (a.k.a. Greater Lansing RAT), this past Friday evening we rode to a local area home where the owner has designed and built his own velomobile. As the photographs provided testify, it was definitely … Continue reading

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La Crosse-roads of American bicycling


Located along a magnificently hilly and scenic stretch of the Mississippi River is the charming city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Once largely known for being the home of G. Heileman Brewing (and the world’s largest six-pack – see below) and of Trane … Continue reading

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Urban bicycle friendly clusters


As an avid bicycle commuter, it was pleasing to see the rapid growth in communities being designated as “bicycle friendly” by the League of  American Bicyclists. Likewise, it is nice to see numerous college campuses and a growing number of … Continue reading

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A vision for creating “share-ports”


As our transportation mode choices expand and the infrastructure is being improved and upgraded for complete streets; bus rapid transit, modern streetcars, or light rail; bicycle commuting; bike and/or car sharing; and walkability, coordinating all these expanded choices into a … Continue reading

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Great, good stuff for planners


If you have not had a chance to read the May/June 2012 issue of Planning magazine, please do. It contains a terrific series of articles on Transportation topics. In particular, I highly recommend the stories entitled: “Power to the (Bike) … Continue reading

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Towards TOCs (Transit Oriented Cities)


Another great post by daydreamemporium which is reposted here with their permission. Enjoy! TOD or Transit Oriented Development is a term that gets thrown around a lot in urban planning. It basically means arranging people and the places they like to … Continue reading

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Bicycle advocacy in action – “Operation Soft Serve”


No, this is not an effort to slow down the speed of tennis serves at Wimbledon. Actually, it is a program recently initiated by the Mid-Michigan Active Transportation Coalition (MMATC) – now the Advocacy Committee of the Tri-County Bicycle Association to coax … Continue reading

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Making sustainable attainable in Greater Lansing


Monday evening I had the honor to join approximately 100 fellow participants, planners, partners, and/or stakeholders from throughout Greater Lansing at a kick-off meeting for the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability at East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center. Partners in the program include the Tri-County Regional Planning … Continue reading

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