RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.87
Big news out of Oslo, Norway. The city recently announced that it will ban all cars from the center of town, a move that affects some 350,000 or so vehicle owners. The plan also calls for the addition of some 35 miles of bike lanes and heavy investment in public transport. It is the first major city in the world to make such a bold move. Read more about it at the link below.
OSLO BANS CARS (article)
Europeans have been building wildlife bridges across major highways for many years, and, in more good news, some US cities are taking the initiative to do the same. Following the lead of Washington state, California now plans to construct the largest such crossing in America in an effort to aid wildlife species suffering from habitat loss due to urban sprawl.
LOS ANGELES WILDLIFE BRIDGE (video)
Need some inspiration? Check out Inspired to Ride, the new film from director Mike Dion. 45 cyclists gear up to race across America, an epic journey that crosses 10 states and 4,300 miles. The fastest time? Just under 18 days. This amazing film is definitely a joy to watch. Check out the trailer below!
INSPIRED TO RIDE (preview)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.23
Ukraine has been in the news a lot in recent weeks. Did you know it is home to The Red Forest, a swath of trees destroyed by Chernobyl that is now a wildlife refuge for endangered species? If you find that story captivating, be sure to peruse the list of ten amazing tree tales including the Japanese Miracle Pine, a computer game that fights tree disease, and the most dangerous tree in the world. Before you go, let us introduce you to Elly Blue, the woman who says cycling is the key to a healthy economy.
RETREET IN THE NEWS! We received a nice mention for our work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in the March/April issue of Orion Magazine. Click the link below to read the article.