How to Make Cities Safe for People On Bikes

 

Here’s an explanation of Dutch-style multi-modal intersections that prioritize cyclists and pedestrians and safety. This video explains how to make cities safe for people on bikes.

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Restoring and Reusing Degraded Landscapes

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New York City’s High Line is an elevated greenbelt.

 Restoring and Reusing Degraded Landscapes

In 1992, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson wrote: “Here is the means to end the great extinction spasm. The next century will, I believe, be the era of restoration in ecology.”

Check out this Sourceable article about restoring degraded landscapes with ecological restoration. New York City’s High Line park, China’s Loess Hills, and Minneapolis’ riverfront have all been reclaimed and are now useable and beautiful.

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With Powerful Backing, Green Globes Standard Advances at LEED’s Expense

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Green Globes has recently seen several favorable government decisions.

With Powerful Backing, Green Globes Standard Advances at LEED’s Expense

As LEED has become more ubiquitous, it’s also drawn the ire of the timber, chemical, and plastics industries that say the standard maligns their products. In response, they created their own green building standard, Green Globes, administered by the Green Building Institute of Portland, Oregon.

Though launched by a timber-industry executive, Green Globes is now run by Jerry Yudelson, a veteran figure in the green building movement. The GBI counts as board members several members of the timber, plastics, and chemical industries.

Read the Sourceable article here. More info here and here.

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Do the Health Benefits of Bike Sharing Outweigh the Risks?

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Doctors at Boston Medical Center can now write a prescription for $5 access to Hubway, the city’s bike-share program.

Do the Health Benefits of Bike Sharing Outweigh the Risks?

Bike-sharing programs have grown in popularity in recent years, with schemes now operating more than 643,000 bikes in more than 50 countries.

 A recent innovation comes from Boston, Mass., where doctors at Boston Medical Center can now write a prescription for $5 access to Hubway, the city’s bike-share program. Memberships regularly cost $80.

The full story is here.

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