Grist : How bicycling will save the economy

While I am a huge supporter of electric cars and mass transportation, I also believe bikes should play a more important role in our lives and cities.  And so does Grist with its great Bikenomics series of three articles. Indeed, cycling allows people to stop buying foreign oil and thus spend their money in local… Continue reading Grist : How bicycling will save the economy

Famous people who rode bikes

I believe bikes should play a more important role in our daily lives. So when TreeHugger blogs – again as they already wrote a post on a great photo of Albert Einstein riding a bicycle too – I have to share it. On this awesome Tumblr website, you will find photos of people including The… Continue reading Famous people who rode bikes

Bikes are as important as cars

In terms of sustainable transportation, there is nothing better than bikes. Indeed besides being the most energy efficient transport mean it is also good for our environment and health (exercise, reduced air pollution…) Now acknowledging these facts US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging states and transportation agencies to treat “walking and bicycling as equals with other… Continue reading Bikes are as important as cars

Bike sharing around the world

I recently read a couple of interesting facts on bike sharing around the world. Since this transportation mean is the epitome of sustainable development I thought I might share them with you. Montreal launched  last week Bixi, the largest program of its kind in North America with 3,000 bikes for 300 stations. In the United… Continue reading Bike sharing around the world

The many advantages of biking

TreeHugger recently wrote  a compelling article on the benefits of biking and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you, even less with such a brilliant illustration. Indeed, if the brightest mind of the 20th century rode one, why shouldn’t we ? Among the benefits are weight lost, slowed breathing and lower amounts of stress. Now… Continue reading The many advantages of biking