Tag Archives: bikes

St. Louis County Man Sells Car, Reflects On 1,000 Days Without It

Did you drive your car today? More importantly, did you HAVE to use your car today? David Ziolkowski is a Senior Architectural Lighting Designer with HOK Lighting Group, a lighting design team based in St. Louis. He, his wife and two children live in the St. Louis area. Seems pretty typical so far, right? Well, […]

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University City Transit Riders: Trailnet Needs Your Input

Trailnet and University City are in the early stages of developing a plan to improve conditions for walking and bicycling and they need your help!  They’re looking for University City residents that regularly use Metro to join them in early April for a focus group to discuss bicycle and pedestrian access to transit.  Use this […]

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Bikes + MetroLink in Illinois: Trail System

Metro and our partners at the St. Clair County Transit District are working to extend the bike trail network serving St. Clair County, Illinois, providing additional multi-modal options. Thanks to funding from St. Clair County Transit District and federal funds, a new leg of the bike trail will be constructed to extend the trail that […]

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Win St. Louis Alternative Transportation Gear for National Dump the Pump Day June 17

OK, it’s summer 2010.  Oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, and we still spend billions of dollars to feed our ever-increasing appetite for petroleum, all while pumping millions of pounds of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.  Isn’t it about time we embraced some alternatives?  It’s time to get on a bike, a […]

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St. Louis Open Streets, Tour de Grove, and CWE Taste and Art Fair events this weekend

St. Louis will be all about bikes this weekend with the return of St. Louis City Open Streets, the Tour de Grove cycling and neighborhood events, and ARTCRANK, a show featuring bike-inspired posters by local artists.  Throw in the Central West End Taste & Art Fair, accessible by bike and transit, and you’ve got a […]

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Bikes In Transit (Part One In a Series): Getting Ready to Bike

This is the first of a series of posts on bikes and transit. Biking is an important mode of transportation for millions of Americans, whether it is for health, transportation, leisure or sport. Using bicycles with transit can help increase the health and convenience of using public transit and vice versa. We here at Nextstop […]

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Photo of Max light rail bike hook, courtesy of TriMet

Why Not Bike Lockers? (Updated)

In response to a MetroLinks post last week regarding bike vending machines, commenter JimmyZ asked: Instead of “Bike-share Vending Machines”, how ’bout just some simple bike lockers at suburban metrolink stations, available for daily or monthly rentals? I thought that was a good question, so I spent some time thinking about it, and here’s my […]

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Get Outside: Park Palooza is this weekend!

I think sometimes we forget that the Arch isn’t just a great big tall monument/building, but is actually a national park. This weekend is a great time to experience the “park” part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial with two days of outdoor fun, celebrating our national parks. ParkPalooza features 10 interactive “stations” for visitors, […]

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Metro Station sign, Paris

Transit Elsewhere

I’ve just returned* from a trip to Europe to visit my dad and one of the things I enjoyed the most was how easy it was to get around the cities I was visiting without having a car at my disposal. I hope to publish a few posts pondering the differences of European transit vs. […]

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Green Tech Roundup

Every now and then, I see articles of interest to our readers but to which I have little or nothing to add. I will, from time to time, post such links in a roundup post so you don’t miss them. Today’s links are all technology-related. Delmar Loop will soon have wind power. London car-sharing introduces […]

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