Chances are you have DeFeet socks, did you know that your socks are made from recycled water bottles? 80% of plastic bottles end up in landfills. When you buy DeFeet socks you are helping the environment. Also when speaking to DeFeet founder Shane Cooper at CABDA 2019, he told me that DeFeet is working on new clothing fibers that will be completely bio-degradable.
German Bike Highway connects 10 Cities. Germany’s bicycle Highway will to provide over 100km miles of car-free bike travel when it is completed. The route will connect 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm as well as four universities.
UPS has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington to make deliveries using electric-assist cargo bikes in downtown Seattle. During the year-long pilot, UPS will deliver packages in Pike Place Market and the surrounding neighborhood using the bikes. If the pilot is successful, UPS will expand its cargo e-bike delivery service to other parts of Seattle.
Ontario is making it safer and more convenient for people to get around by bike, by more than doubling its investment in local cycling to build bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure in towns and cities across the province. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market.
UPS has announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The electrically-assisted tricycle supports Fort Lauderdale’s Green Your Routine program, geared toward achieving the city’s sustainability goals, and, Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, a citywide initiative to create safer streets for everyone. UPS’s Cycle Solutions will help reduce carbon emissions and noise, as well as improve traffic congestion and air quality in the city’s downtown corridor.
Could Bamboo be the future of cycling? Bamboo bicycle frames are very stiff, transferring power efficiently; are durable, resisting damage from stress and impacts; are comfortable, surpassing aluminum, steel, titanium and most carbon frames in smoothness. Bamboo is also very friendly to the environment and has an extremely low carbon footprint when compared to typical materials used to build bikes.
Recycled materials artist Blake McFarland uses recycled rubber tires to create amazing life-like sculptures of tire animals. Each Sculpture uses strategically placed tires which are woven and secured, creating amazing muscle-like definition of the animals. Each recycled tire sculpture takes around one month to complete and has amazingly detailed features. Blake McFarland loves being able to be eco-friendly by using 100% recycled tires to make his distinctive tire sculpture art. To see the animals in person is a true visual experience but until then check them out on his tire sculptures page.
United Parcel Service (UPS) recently launched their first e-bike delivery program in the United States in November of 2016.
The EcoHelmet is a recyclable and collapsible helmet that could one day be at bike-share stations in cities across the world.
A group of Latvian cyclists who are part of the let’s bike it community staged a creative cycling protest.
There are over one million Chicago residents that live within one mile of the Chicago river or one of its branches. The aim would be to create elevated bike paths that follow the Chicago river and connect the North and South neighborhoods of Chicago to the lakefront trail and to other existing trail networks in the…
“Making cycling safe and easier can provide huge benefits for us all” said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.