An occasional update on items from the Velo-city.

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CYCLING IN METRO VAN: THE LATEST STATS

From the Buzzer Blog:

Cycling is at its highest levels yet in Metro Vancouver, making up 1.8 per cent of trips in the region. That’s 106,500 trips per day, with 55% to and from work!

More here.

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THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

From Dianna Waggoner:

A couple of weeks ago while riding my bicycle around San Francisco I remembered how horrible it is to commute in that most beautiful city. It’s not the traffic but the condition of the streets–potholes big enough to swallow a bus, broken pavement everywhere, long narrow ruts which eat bicycle wheels–which make for very scary, and unsafe, riding.
Over supper a friend said that he’d taken a visitor on a two wheeled tour of the downtown area a few years ago and as they parked their bikes afterwards the visitor said he hadn’t seen such terrible streets since leaving home. “And you don’t even have bombs,”  he added.
The visitor was from Beirut.

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THE STREETS (AND BRIDGES) OF NEW YORK

From the New York Times:

In post-storm New York, the bike is having a moment of sorts.

With subways still not running under the East River or between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, traffic snarled in many places and lines for buses stretching for blocks, many people in Brooklyn took to bicycles on Thursday to get where they had to go.

Article here.