Articles tagged “bikes”

Lime Goes Beyond Scooters to Transit Pods for Streamlining Urban Mobility

Lime Goes Beyond Scooters to Transit Pods for Streamlining Urban Mobility

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

This sounds like a good idea, an electricity-powered car-like vehicle that shuttles people about town that's one-third the size of a parking space. And yet those parking spaces are paved with the skeletons of failed urban transit experiments.

4 months ago

Electric Scooters May Compete With Bikes — and Cars — on City Streets

Electric Scooters May Compete With Bikes — and Cars — on City Streets

Nathaniel Bullard, Bloomberg

Electric scooters may play a heightened role in the plethora of urban transport options for people and businesses. In places like Colombia, for example, they are already a popular transportation mode. As startups get into gear, larger ridesharing companies may bring them into the fold.

5 months ago

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

A Brief History of Personality-Driven Luxury Travel Companies

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These four entrepreneurs took the first steps toward what would become modern adventure and luxury travel, and their first-hand accounts hold lessons — and entertainment — for all those who followed in their wake.

1 year ago

It Was a Car-Free Day in Turkmenistan To Promote Bikes

It Was a Car-Free Day in Turkmenistan To Promote Bikes

Associated Press

Without or without car traffic, Turkmenistan will soon host the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, an event that it hopes will jumpstart the country's tourism industry.

1 year ago

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

The Hot New Amenity at Beachside Resorts for 2017

Adam Erace, Bloomberg

What hotel guests are willing to pay for the hot new thing is the real issue here. Fun does have a price point.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast 5: How Bikes Are Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Skift Podcast 5: How Bikes Are Changing the Way We Experience Cities

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Biking is healthier, more enjoyable and more reliable than most other forms of public transportation; it is also changing people's relationship with their busy urban cities.

3 years ago

The Dutch Are Turning an Amsterdam-Area Bike Path Into Solar Panel Canvas

The Dutch Are Turning an Amsterdam-Area Bike Path Into Solar Panel Canvas

Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Cities worldwide are getting smarter about public transportation and test pilots like these lead the way to systems that are easier to use and more energy efficient.

4 years ago

The Top 16 Stats to Start Your New Week in Travel

4 years ago

Bike Lanes in U.S. Cities to Double by 2016

Bike Lanes in U.S. Cities to Double by 2016

Mark Niquette , Bloomberg

Bike-sharing is booming in cities across the U.S., and they are good for tourists, locals and businesses seeking to recruit young employees. For people looking for parking spaces for their cars, though, they have a different take on the whole thing.

4 years ago

The Majority of Americans Drive to Work Alone Every Day

The Majority of Americans Drive to Work Alone Every Day

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Millennials, here's your chance to change the world.

5 years ago

Super-Fat Mountain Bikes Taking Over Ski Town Bike Tours

Super-Fat Mountain Bikes Taking Over Ski Town Bike Tours

Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Stateman

When travelers want to meander where others fear to tread, these fat-tread mountain bikes will help them get there.

5 years ago

Washington City Caters to Active Tourists with Local Cycling Map

Nina Culver, The Spokesman-Review

Biking is gaining popularity as a form of local transit and a trip motivator. Spokane's mapping initiative appeals to both and helps brands the city as an outdoors and active destination.

5 years ago