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VIDEO: Boston ‘Bike Czar’ Nicole Freedman Talks Bike-Share & Urban Cycling

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On March 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm In Green Talks,Green Transportation,Interviews,TransportationTuesday | No Comments

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For years, the city of Boston has been considered one of the WORST cities in the world for biking [1] – with no bike lanes to speak of and crazy drivers. Nicole Freedman [2], Boston’s new ‘Bike Czar’ is hoping to change this with an ambitious program to overhaul Boston’s streets [1] and make them safe and conducive for biking – even bringing the U.S.’s first urban bike share program [3] to Boston! If you are a regular Inhabitat reader, you may remember that we hosted a live webinar discussion with Nicole [4] on Inhabitat this fall, as part of our Green Talks series of video interviews [5]. Our fascinating discussion with Freedman shed light on how urban bike share programs work, and how one goes about trying to turn the worst biking city in the world to one of the best.

Watch our full videos of the talk below to find out more about Nicole’s achievements making Boston a better place to bike, and her grand plan to try to make commuter cycling safer and more practical for more Americans.

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the videos and on the ideas presented for Boston and for bike-share, so please leave a comment below!


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URLs in this post:

[1] WORST cities in the world for biking: http://www.bu.edu/today/node/7396

[2] Nicole Freedman: http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/cycling/articles/2008/04/06/for_bostons_bicycling_czar_gung_ho_is_the_only_speed/

[3] first urban bike share program: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/17/boston-gears-up-to-launch-americas-biggest-bike-sharing-program/

[4] live webinar discussion with Nicole: http://shareable.net/blog/can-the-worlds-worst-biking-city-become-the-best

[5] Green Talks series of video interviews: http://www.inhabitat.com/greentalks/

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