I know I keep linking to that blog, but there are so many great ideas there. Have you seen how the Danes remind motorists of the speed limit?
A NEW cycle path will be built in a riverside parkland as part of a wider environmental scheme.
Darlington Borough Councils planning committee gave permission for the path along the Cocker Beck near Cockerton.
It will run from Staindrop Road to Egglestone View and give students from Branksome School a new access to school.
It will also include three timber bridges.
Wouldn’t this be a nice problem to have in Darlington? This bike lane has 25,000 bikes a day using it!
[Found, as ever, via Cycleliciousness]
A scheme to build a national network of cycle and walking routes has won a £50m lottery grant by topping a public vote.
The Sustrans: Connect2 project, which will improve travel in 79 communities, beat three other environmental groups with 42% of all ballots cast.
The People’s £50 Million Lottery is the largest ever publicly-decided award.
Sustrans CEO and founder John Grimshaw said: “The hard work starts now to build those bridges, tunnels, crossings and networks of paths.”
You could say that we’re foregoing automobile’s on this tour, but the truth is that we’re embracing bicycles.
The Ginger Ninjas are on a 5000 mile tour from Northern California to Southern Mexico, carrying all equipment on their bikes, including this 1000 watt human-powered sound system.
The human powered PA makes extremely low-impact music touring possible, sans automobile and sans electric outlet; it also makes it possible to play music in any location.
A comparison is made between the energy consumed by different touring bands.
See www.pleasantrevolution.net for touring dates and technical details of the system.