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07/10/2010
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Remember the Ladies: Isabella Bird Bishop

For the remainder of her life, she traveled and wrote about her travels, and got famous for that. While traveling she felt strong, while at home, she felt ill. She traveled to India, Afghanistan and Persia, Canada, Japan, Korea and China. At 68 she made a 1,000 mile trip on horseback through Morocco. That’s my kind of gal! Continue reading

07/10/2010
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Why Building a Bike-Safe City is Key to a Clean Energy Future

What kind of infrastructure do we need? Designated bike lanes indicate what sort of space bikes need on the road. But bike lanes should also be physically separated from cars. In Copenhagen, for instance, “the busy roadways are lined with cycle tracks (elevated bike paths painted bright blue for distinction),” writes Campus Progress’ Jessica Newman.

In the Hague, bike paths are separate from cars and trucks, Some streets are designated as “bike boulevards,” where bikes take precedence over cars, reports Walljasper in Yes! Magazine. Continue reading

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