Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cycling transformation in London

London is likely to become one of the most cycle-friendly places in the world, with a series of two-wheeler superhighways cutting a swath through traffic and congestion. Plans for the super-cycleways will be unveiled next week as part of an initiative to stimulate a 400% increase in the number of people pedalling round the capital by 2025. At a cost of £400m, the 12 routes are intended to be the motorways of cycling and are likely to be emulated by other cities across the UK. Londoners without bikes will be able to use one of the city's free bicycles.
"We want nothing short of a cycling transformation in London," said the mayor, Ken Livingstone. "We are announcing the biggest investment in cycling in London's history, which will mean that thousands more Londoners can cycle in confidence, on routes that take them quickly and safely to where they want to go."

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Creating the World’s Longest Bike and Pedestrian Bridge

Governor Eliot Spitzer of the State of New York said on January 9, 2008: "In what will be the first major investment in our parks leading up to the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage up the Hudson River, today I am announcing the State’s commitment to transform the dormant Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge into an awe-inspiring historic park, complete with a walkway and bikeway that will create a unique public space with breathtaking views of the Hudson."
Read all about it: Walkway over the Hudson
Amsterdam Cycling Capital will contribute to the Hudson400 celebrations with a cool program. People in 'Greater' New York are cordially invited to bring ideas and participate in the program.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Spicycles Cycling Planning

The Spicycles Team met at November 29 & 30, 2007 in Ploiesti Romania, for a Workshop on Planning for Cycling and for a Project Management Group meeting. In this Newsletter Spicycles reports the results of the Workshop on Planning for Cycling