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Old March 30th 14, 04:08 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Might be the wrong group(?), but can anyone point me to a city with a
working bike network and online information? Eye candy nice.

It is for another, probably futile, discussion on whether a modern city
can change to have significant travel by bicycle. USA would be good.

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Old March 30th 14, 03:09 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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news13 wrote in news:[email protected]
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Might be the wrong group(?), but can anyone point me to a city with a
working bike network and online information? Eye candy nice.

It is for another, probably futile, discussion on whether a modern city
can change to have significant travel by bicycle. USA would be good.


In Europe, the obvious choices are Copenhagen and Amsterdam. In the U.S.,
you might consider the list in _Bicycling_:
http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/bicyclings-top-50.
In Canada, you might take the Huffington Post's word for it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05...ties-canada_n_
1517624.html. Yahoo has an opinion, too:
http://voices.yahoo.com/canadas-top-...iendly-cities-
7093014.html.
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Old April 1st 14, 08:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:08:37 PM UTC-7, news13 wrote:
Might be the wrong group(?), but can anyone point me to a city with a

working bike network and online information? Eye candy nice.



It is for another, probably futile, discussion on whether a modern city

can change to have significant travel by bicycle. USA would be good.


Davis is sort of the perfect place for bicycling. It is flat as a pancake. It is a university town with minimal traffic traveling on a grid-network street pattern. Sacramento is very close for a major city. The people in Sacramento are generally bicycle friendly as well. Especially since there are a million cops around.

http://bicycles.cityofdavis.org/
http://www.runmuki.com/paul/writing/davis.html
http://daviswiki.org/Bicycles

San Francisco has hills everywhere and some of then are so steep that the sidewalks are actually steps. You ought to see the bike messengers with fixies riding up some of these hills like 17th St.

Because of the absolutely impossible parking situation in SF the City Council has been cooperating with the SF Bicycle coalition to try and make some of the most important streets bicycle friendly. What's more, because of the narrow lanes and the sheer number of bicycles and pedestrians in San Francisco drivers are forced to be polite if for no other reason than bicycles usually go faster than the car traffic. There are rent-a-bike stands around SF and relative newbies ride everywhere from along the Waterfront shops and stores to across the Golden Gate Bridge and down into Sausalito and Tiburon. Coming back they are tired and there's a fairly steep hill to climb up to the GG Bridge. And that road is fairly narrow so it is interesting to see drivers so polite and generous. Of course there's always the donkey. Usually wearing a baseball cap backwards.

http://www.sfbike.org/
http://www.sfbike.org/?bikeshare

It should be noted that the entire San Francisco peninsula is VERY popular with cyclists and it isn't at all unusual to see play-racer groups of over 50 and perhaps even 100 riders around the hills lower down the peninsula around Stanford etc.

The Oakland and Berkeley areas are becoming popular with cyclists as well. The University of California provides many young people that cannot afford cars or gas or insurance whereas Craigslist is FILLED with bicycles for sale for very good prices. And the important areas are being fitted with bike lanes and mis-timed lights so that cars can't go any faster than bicycles. (HOORAY!!!) You can ride on the same roads that Jack London, General Gordon who was a General in the Confederate Army, Dr. Joe Jacobs who sold the very first bottle of Coca Cola, Juaquin Miller - the famous bandit and a staggering array of world famous writers trod.

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Content...y.aspx?id=6580
http://cycling.berkeley.edu/
http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=BGS103-007
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Old April 2nd 14, 01:34 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Default City with working bicycle network

Might be the wrong group(?), but can anyone point me to a city with a
working bike network and online information? Eye candy nice.


It is for another, probably futile, discussion on whether a modern city
can change to have significant travel by bicycle. USA would be good.


Davis is sort of the perfect place for bicycling. It is flat as a
pancake. It is a university town with minimal traffic traveling on a
grid-network street pattern. Sacramento is very close for a major city.
The people in Sacramento are generally bicycle friendly as well.
Especially since there are a million cops around.


University towns are often good.
Missoula MT, though surrounded by mountains, is flat - a former lakebed.

And it has an extensive network
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/
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Old April 2nd 14, 01:52 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On 4/1/2014 3:53 PM, wrote:
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:08:37 PM UTC-7, news13 wrote:
Might be the wrong group(?), but can anyone point me to a city with a

working bike network and online information? Eye candy nice.



It is for another, probably futile, discussion on whether a modern city

can change to have significant travel by bicycle. USA would be good.


Davis is sort of the perfect place for bicycling. It is flat as a pancake. It is a university town with minimal traffic traveling on a grid-network street pattern. Sacramento is very close for a major city. The people in Sacramento are generally bicycle friendly as well. Especially since there are a million cops around.

http://bicycles.cityofdavis.org/
http://www.runmuki.com/paul/writing/davis.html
http://daviswiki.org/Bicycles

San Francisco has hills everywhere and some of then are so steep that the sidewalks are actually steps. You ought to see the bike messengers with fixies riding up some of these hills like 17th St.

Because of the absolutely impossible parking situation in SF the City Council has been cooperating with the SF Bicycle coalition to try and make some of the most important streets bicycle friendly. What's more, because of the narrow lanes and the sheer number of bicycles and pedestrians in San Francisco drivers are forced to be polite if for no other reason than bicycles usually go faster than the car traffic. There are rent-a-bike stands around SF and relative newbies ride everywhere from along the Waterfront shops and stores to across the Golden Gate Bridge and down into Sausalito and Tiburon. Coming back they are tired and there's a fairly steep hill to climb up to the GG Bridge. And that road is fairly narrow so it is interesting to see drivers so polite and generous. Of course there's always the donkey. Usually wearing a baseball cap backwards.

http://www.sfbike.org/
http://www.sfbike.org/?bikeshare

It should be noted that the entire San Francisco peninsula is VERY popular with cyclists and it isn't at all unusual to see play-racer groups of over 50 and perhaps even 100 riders around the hills lower down the peninsula around Stanford etc.

The Oakland and Berkeley areas are becoming popular with cyclists as well. The University of California provides many young people that cannot afford cars or gas or insurance whereas Craigslist is FILLED with bicycles for sale for very good prices. And the important areas are being fitted with bike lanes and mis-timed lights so that cars can't go any faster than bicycles. (HOORAY!!!) You can ride on the same roads that Jack London, General Gordon who was a General in the Confederate Army, Dr. Joe Jacobs who sold the very first bottle of Coca Cola, Juaquin Miller - the famous bandit and a staggering array of world famous writers trod.

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Content...y.aspx?id=6580
http://cycling.berkeley.edu/
http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=BGS103-007


http://www.velomontreal.com/cartes/m...maps_index.php
http://www.routeverte.com/rv/home
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Old April 15th 14, 03:32 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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In the UK, the city with by far the highest proportion of cycling is

Cambridge, which has levels so comparable to the Netherlands that when

Christian Prudhomme (the general director of the TdF) called in to see

how preparations are going for the start of stage 3 of this year's

tour, he initially thought he WAS in the Netherlands!


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