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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #21
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Old October 26th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #22
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At least Canadianwise, I think Montreal is quite structured to make it bike-friendly. The city made a lot of effort adding kilometres of bike paths all over the city, adding racks to lock up your bike, and even introducing Bixi (a city-sponsored bike rental sceme as part of its public transportation system). It is also permitted to take your bike in the metro (subway) and trains outside peak hour time if you can't do more than 10 km one-way.

http://www.velo.qc.ca/fr/reseau.php
http://montreal.bixi.com/accueil/bixi-accueil

(There is an English version if you cannot read French, though the French versions are more informative and easier to nagivate around).

The only downside that you cannot bike all year around due to Canadian harsh winters that last for months and the city hasn't come around with an idea of snowplowing the bike paths yet (as well as allowing Pont Jacques-Cariter Bridge to stay open to bikers during winters for those coming from South Shore).

If you commute by bike, I think you will find it friendly compared to many other cities on the continent.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #23
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Chicago next city to get bike sharing

The proposals for a 3,000 bike/300 kiosk bike sharing system were due to the City of Chicago yesterday, Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Transportation commissioner Gabe Klein's goal is to beat New York City to the launch (or at least beat them to 3,000 bikes).

Here's how Chicago stacks up with other cities around the world when it comes to bike sharing. (Click on the image to read the article.)

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Old October 26th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #24
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Do you have decent bikepaths/lanes in downtown Chicago ? I have seen this bikesharing in Copenhagen but I didn't dare to use it. Didn't know how to do it either.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #25
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I thought Chicago already had a bike sharing program?

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Do you have decent bikepaths/lanes in downtown Chicago ? I have seen this bikesharing in Copenhagen but I didn't dare to use it. Didn't know how to do it either.
They do have a fairly extensive network of bike lanes with more on the way.

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Old August 9th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #26
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #27
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The proposals for a 3,000 bike/300 kiosk bike sharing system were due to the City of Chicago yesterday, Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Transportation commissioner Gabe Klein's goal is to beat New York City to the launch (or at least beat them to 3,000 bikes).

Here's how Chicago stacks up with other cities around the world when it comes to bike sharing. (Click on the image to read the article.)

What's the point of these neat web 2.0 graphs that don't tell you anything and what they tell you is useless or wrong (density, Huangzhou, Paris, London)
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Old August 13th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #28
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I hear you, although neat they're not ... use of statistics has been pretentious for ages now ... at first glance, I was presuming the densities reflect how often/likely a prospective renter encounter a bike dock
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Just like to enquiry anyone from any country is using any accident records as one of the criteria for guidelines in pedestrian crossing.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:52 PM   #30
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Do you have decent bikepaths/lanes in downtown Chicago ? I have seen this bikesharing in Copenhagen but I didn't dare to use it. Didn't know how to do it either.
They have bike sharing in Stockholm, too with the CityBike system. It costs 300sek ($45 USD) a year with 100 bike spots in the city. You can take a bike for 3 hours before having to return it.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:30 PM   #31
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They have bike sharing in Stockholm, too with the CityBike system. It costs 300sek ($45 USD) a year with 100 bike spots in the city. You can take a bike for 3 hours before having to return it.
Paris also has the VELIB bikesharing system, but you need 150 EUR collateral. It is designed for short 30 min rides, but it gets very expensive if you use the bike all day for sightseeing.

I did not dare to try it.

about Chicago: is not this city a little too widespread for biking ?
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #32
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Old October 8th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #33
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #34
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Do you have decent bikepaths/lanes in downtown Chicago ? I have seen this bikesharing in Copenhagen but I didn't dare to use it. Didn't know how to do it either.
The city is rapidly expanding its bike lanes with dozens of KM of both protected and buffered bike lanes throughout the city. Next year they're creating a two-way protected bike lane down the heart of the loop equipped with bike traffic signals, etc.

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Old October 17th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #35
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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #36
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I think more and more people like to bike, especially in Chicago.
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People walking on the bicycle lane.

By the way, that's a very fit looking blonde girl on the last pic in post #34.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #39
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