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And not just business but a lot of other things, safety,health, quality of life. But no one really cares about any of that unless it makes you more money…so the headline reads “improves business” not “makes you feel less horrible.” But hey if it takes an increase in earnings to get people to abandon cars (and car parking), so be it. Any port in a storm right.
From Livable Streets:
Myth: Businesses need parking spaces in front of their store to thrive
Debunked: Complete streets are increasing economic vitality across the country.
Improved accessibility and a more welcoming street environment are now proven to generate higher sales. In particular, studies find that protected bike lanes and increased bike parking promote economic growth.
Check out the Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business report by PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Streets study by New York City Department of Transportation for more stats and facts on this topic.
Tags: bikes good, cars bad, livable streets, money money money, study
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From the email:
Despite the freezing weather Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, is looking forward to spring and summer and need knowledgeable cyclists to help us with our tours, rentals, bike shop and repairs.
A variety of schedules and positions are available from full to part time. Positions like Bicycle Tour Guide, Sales Associate, Marketing Manager, Bicycle Concierge and Shop Manager are available. We are looking for folks with a range of experiences who can fit into our fun and friendly staff! A love of bikes is a must!
More information and additional openings can be found on our Craigslist post
We are looking forward to making our 10th Anniversary year the best yet!
Tags: jobs, Urban Adventours
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Upgraded the back end code of the site. Slight performance increase, and stability upgrade. Hopefully you wont notice a thing, if you do let me know.
Tags: code base upgrade, nerd stuff
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I had written about it before way back in 2009, well they went and built it as a product you can buy.
See my previous post for my initial ideas…also that spoke setup seems very strange to me. But still fascinating, would love to ride one around and see what it is like.
Tags: Copenhagen wheel, MIT, on sale now
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Imagine a giant figure 8 loop around the downtown core of the city of dedicated car free cycle tracks for cyclists.
I really like this idea, I think it has potential as not only a way to see all the historic sights in Boston, but also as a downtown Bike Freeway system. Providing a way to get around the core of the city (and beyond) on a high capacity dedicated bike way.
Most importantly it can be used as an foundation to build future infrastructure from. Check out this meeting and attend to support this great idea!
got this in the email
Spread the word! Nov 21st 6pm
Crucial meeting: Support a cycletrack on Causeway St!
The Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail is a proposal for “a family-friendly bicycle loop around downtown Boston.” To make Causeway Street family-friendly will require a physically separate bike lane (a.k.a. cycletrack) for bikes, and new improvements for pedestrians. The Boston Cyclists Union, LivableStreets Alliance, MassBike and WalkBoston invite you to show up and speak up at a meeting presenting a new plan for Causeway Street — a crucial link the proposed Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail downtown.
SAVE THE DATE:
Public Meeting on Causeway redesign
Thurs., Nov. 21
110 Canal St.
Find more information on the Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail here.
Tags: awesome, cycle track, down town, Historic
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Live in a tiny tiny tiny apartment, don’t want to keep your bike outside? Try bike nest.
Tags: bike hanger, bike nest, kickstarter, video
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Looks pretty cool, and they are pretty close to their goal. I am digging this movement towards fashionable, city bike based, transportation oriented cycling. I am thinking in a couple years we will start seeing cargo bikes, city bikes, parents with kids on bikes, and a lot more diverse population of folks riding to work. To the future!
Check them out if you see something you like.
Tags: buca boot, kickstarter, storage
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Bummer, I was looking forward to this…will keep you in the loop. From the city:
Tags: helmethub, launch, postponed
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