Friday, August 31, 2012

Bike & Transit - what's working where

Today's email brought an interesting report on different ways cities around the world (Hello Hoorn, Netherlands!) are integrating bikes into their transit systems.  Given the relative costs of park & ride sites ($30,000/space) and secure bike parking ($4400/space) here in Seattle, it seems like a good way to go.  Read the full report here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

City Biking report in - High heels & biking, the way to go!

I've talked before about bicycling without turning into a lycra clad stereotype, and here's a great blog post about how cities all around the world are doing small changes with big impact for bicyclists.  Christine Grant talks here about her six months in various cities and ways we might make it easier for people to get around by bike.   I love that she includes electric assist bikes.  I know my son loved his, and I'm enjoying trying it out this summer for local errands and trips.  Bike on!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New bird found in Peru!

Wow!  A new bird species has been discovered in Peru.  Usually, the species count goes the other way so this is cool news as far as I'm concerned.  Here's a link from Cornell giving the deets.  And the picture they have of it.  A pretty bird, too, how nice...

Oh, yes, the bird's name:  the Sira Barbet.