Many of you may have heard the news that New York City is taking the initial steps—or should I say first pedal strokes—toward instituting a bicycle share system. The city is initiating a public-private partnership to create a network of rent-a-bike stations around town, and on November 23 the Department of Transportation announced a Request For Proposals from potential private-sector partners.

Cycling Copenhagen

Clarence Eckerson Jr.’s Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes is a fantastic short film that explores Copenhagen’s bicycle culture through the lens of Americans city-dwellers.  Through live testimonials, people from Boulder, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles marvel at how functional, safe, efficient, healthy, and environmentally friendly a bicycle-based city can operate.  Indeed, nearly 38% of all transportation trips in Copenhagen are done by bike