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Alley Conversion Brings new Public Space to Ithaca

Developers have created a new public space in downtown Ithaca, New York, by tearing down dilapidated sheds and opening six tiny retail shops in a small alley, according to an article in The Ithaca Journal. In nice weather, the shops can open up to the p… more »
News, New York –  Jul. 9, 2014



Safety in Bike Numbers in Boulder

A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists found that bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road. The "safety in numbers" effect has previously been seen in studies of bi… more »
News, Colorado –  Jul. 9, 2014



Bike Path to Connect Long Beach to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council asked city engineers to explore a proposal that would close an 8.5-mile gap in a bike path that runs inside the Los Angeles River channel, connecting Long Beach to Downtown Los Angeles. The bike path would be built right on… more »
News, California –  Jul. 9, 2014



Amtrak Adding Baggage Cars with Bike Racks

Amtrak has announced that new baggage cars will be equipped with luggage racks that will secure unboxed bicycles. The baggage cars will travel to Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, and along the Northeast Corridor to undergo testing for speed, stability, brak… more »
News, NATIONAL –  Jul. 9, 2014



Cities Confront Urban Heat Island Effect

American cities are developing and implementing strategies to reduce excess urban heat, according to a survey by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Global Cool Cities Alliance. Nearly two-thirds of the cities surveyed cited loc… more »
News, NATIONAL –  Jul. 9, 2014



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