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66 percent increase in bicycling during commute hour

Biking ElsewhereA county study shows more people are rolling around on bikes these days.

As part of Marin's $25 million federal pilot bike plan, the county took a count of local bicycle and pedestrian trips to create a baseline from which to judge the program.

Overall, there has been a 66 percent increase in weekday commute-hour bicycle traffic and a 33 percent rise in weekend riding, when compared with a similar count conducted in 1999.

The study also looked at pedestrians. Pedestrian activity on average increased 8 percent on weekdays, but dipped 22 percent on weekends during the same period.

Two locations showed dramatic increases in bike traffic: Broadway and Bolinas Road in Fairfax, and Bridgeway at Princess Street in Sausalito.

"These are encouraging statistics," Supervisor Steve Kinsey said. "They indicate that our priority focus and associated investments are improving biking and walking in our county."
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new years schedule

Velocipede Bike Project Holidays have us all confused up at velocipede, so here is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks to clear things up....

Monday January 7th from 7-9- the monthly collective meeting will be held at velocidet tim's house on park ave. Call 410-926-5077 for address and directions...

Tuesday, January 8th 6-9- Women/trans mechanics night-where my ladies at?!?

Wens and thursday- jan 9th and 10th 6-9 open shop--winter hours!!

Sunday jan 13th 2-5 volunteer shop day

Monday jan 14th 7-9 clinic on shifting and drive train!!!

after this things should be back to normal...except for winter hours
keep an eye out for more workshops and fun stuff!! and keep on riding all winter!!!

Layer up!!
you friends at velocipede
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The bicycle a tremendously efficient means of transportation

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A comparison of the energy cost of various forms of transportation shows that the bicycle is most energy-efficient.

How Far Do You Want To Go?

It takes less energy to bicycle one mile than it takes to walk a mile. In fact, a bicycle can be up to 5 times more efficient than walking. If we compare the amount of calories burned in bicycling to the number of calories an automobile burns, the difference is astounding. One hundred calories can power a cyclist for three miles, but it would only power a car 280 feet (85 meters)!
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Bicycling the Harbor Promenade, yes and no???

Biking in BaltimoreWith great fanfare the city opened the Inner Harbor Promenade to cycling in the morning. And with no fanfare some mysterious entity has put up
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Seek Mapping Help!

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Mount Rainier City Hall & History by National Bicycle Greenway

Biking in the Metro Area"Well Martin you were right, I think we are gonna wake this sleepy town up." Phil observed as he looked at my team and the different bikes they were riding.

Phil and Fred had obviously discovered a quiet haven in the middle of all the frenetic car activity that made up Washington, DC and its surrounding areas. Instead of boulevards and wide streets made friendly for the automobile, Mount Rainier had a cozy feel to it. The constant rumble of internal combustion was not a part of the background noise one could hear here. It was quiet! And for me, as a writer, quiet was delicious.
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Cars -- bikes -- bus comparison

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Cycling Friendly Cities

Biking ElsewhereThe film features lots of happy cyclists from the Netherlands, Denmark and Colombia, and shows how creating a bicycle-friendly city is the civilised thing to do.

Scripted by Enrique Pe
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Drivers on cell phones clog traffic

Biking Elsewhere Motorists who talk on cell phones drive slower on the freeway, pass sluggish vehicles less often and take longer to complete their trips, according to a University of Utah study that suggests drivers on cell phones congest traffic.

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US 1 / SULPHUR SPRING ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT MEETING

Biking in the Metro Area[Note: I am not sure if there is any bike/ped issues involved in this project but if you bike around UMBC you might be interested in this.]

The U.S. 1 bridge over Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus, MD is scheduled to be rehabilitated in 2008. The main objective of this project is to replace the deteriorated concrete bridge deck and make some repairs to the bridge abutments. Additional maintenance work will include cleaning and painting the steel beams.

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