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Bike Wrenching Panel from 2009 Bike Summit

In getting things going for the March 2010 StreetSummit, one of the fun things is reviewing some of the materials from the 2009 Bike Summit. Below is a great transcript from a panel featuring representatives from Los Angeles’s three bike

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Announcing Bike/Ped Summit Keynote: Janette Sadik-Khan

We don’t have all the details worked out, but we’ve got some great news for the 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit: our keynote speaker will be Janette Sadik-Khan! Sadik-Khan currently serves as the Transportation Commissioner for New York City. She

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Announcing the 2010 Bike Summit!

The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute  has just gotten started on the 2010 Bike Summit. One big change is that we’re planning to make it both a bicycle and pedestrian event! We’ve just started work, so we  haven’t confirmed a date

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L.A. Bike Summit: Next Steps

On Saturday (March 7), more than 300 cyclists, community members, and health and environmental and livable city advocates, gathered at Los Angeles Trade Tech for the first L.A. Bike Summit. It was, in many ways, an inspiring event: high energy

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Proximity is key to our future / La proximidad es clave para nuestro futuro

In anticipation of the LA Bike Summit on March 7th, the UEPI blog will carry some guest entries by some of our distinguished Bike Summit guest keynote speakers. The second in this series is from Elly Blue, the Managing Editor

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Safety in Numbers in NYC

In anticipation of the LA Bike Summit on March 7th, the UEPI blog will carry some guest entries by some of our distinguished Bike Summit guest keynote speakers. The first in this series is by Noah Budnick, Deputy Director of

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Portland Bike Study Sheds Light on Bike Facilities

This morning I went to a talk at UCLA called “Bike GPS: Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior.” The talk was given by Dr. Jennifer Dill who is a professor at Portland State University. I think that her work sheds some

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Bikes from off the boat

How long will it take me to bike off the greenhouse gases that will be emitted when my bike is shipped here all the way from China?

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Bikes in the Pre-Automobile and Post-Automobile Age

As Barack Obama prepares to unveil his infrastructure-oriented green economy stimulus package, the major fossil fuel-based, greenhouse gas contributor transportation interests – the highway builders and all those focused on long distance/global transport of goods by ship, truck or rail,

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bike racks & enviro outreach thanks to renewable energy fund

A year ago, students at Occidental College voted to amend the constitution of their student government system to create the ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund. The Fund would be paid for by voluntary student fees and would support projects

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