Archives for the month of: January, 2013

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Group Assignment

Compilation of Group Assignment Presentation Slides and Boards

McLaren Bike Park

For over four years, we’ve been building trails, selling t-shirts, getting kids on bikes, supporting neighborhood gatherings, going to meetings, meeting with important people. Some things are clearly visible, but a lot happens behind the scenes. It’s been awhile since we’ve had some big, public news about MBP. But, it’s been well worth the wait, and all the time we’ve invested has paid off. We’re about to build a bike park!!!

With the help of Alpine Bike Parks and funded by the MBP Founder’s Club, The SF Urban Riders Bike Park Committee wrote and submitted a Community Opportunity Fund grant application at the end of June. The awards were to be announced in September. Groups usually submit applications for this grant multiple times before winning, and this was our second time. In September we were notified that the selection committee was a few people short, and that selections would…

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Part A: Mind Map

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Part B: 2D Representation

Sleep, Eat, Relax

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Further Development of 2D Represntation

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Mass Model of MacPherson Site

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Ciclovia_em_Bogotá3296615768_ca9e889f84The most famous Ciclovìa occurs in Bogota, Colombia.

The events have taken place since 1976.

Every Sunday from 7 am until 2 pm,

120 km of major roadways are shut down an

two million people use thestreet to walk, ride bicycles and play.

Many activities take place along the route, including music, food, art, and gatherings.

The dynamic of challenging the presumption that major streets exist only for cars is powerful,

as people rethink the use of public spaces.

Ciclovía, also cicloviacyclovia (or also open streets in English-speaking countries), is a term which translates from Spanish into English as “bike path” is either a permanently designated bicycle route or the closing of city streets to automobiles for the enjoyment of cyclists and public alike.

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Today the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) announced an exciting new development: New York City Bike Share. This program is a major milestone in the progressive and innovative transportation policies arriving in our city.

The DOT conducted significant research and sought input from many folks (myself included). This is a well thought-out initiative, with promising viability for our bustling city.

A few highlights:

  • Starts rolling out in 2012
  • New Yorkers will be able to check out bikes at self-service locations
  • Mobile apps will show real-time bike availability at the stations
  • Sponsor-funded, not tax-payer funded, yet user options (via membership swipe cards) are affordable and approachable to all incomes and user types
  • Ideal for quick trips, both round-trip and one-way errands
  • Community-minded, with locations shaped by area vote and Community Board support

It’s a great day for NYC. 10,000 more bikes on the streets will make it safer and better for all cyclists…

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