The western US has been on fire for weeks, with unbreathable air confining people to their homes and keeping some from getting out on a bike. In other parts of the world it’s straight-up car pollution doing the same. We’re going to CLEAR THE AIR with #bikeschool #bikes4climate.
We’re heading toward Global #ClimateAction Week so you’ll see that hashtag + #bikes4climate tonight along with #bikeschool.
My hot take: Too many discussions under headlines with words like #sustainability or #climate or #green ignore bikes as clean transport.
****Q1: How have forest fires, pollution, other air quality issues affected your bicycling? Fun fact (h/t @andrealearned): Bikes invented as tool due to volcano eruption pollution. See buff.ly/2LEP6vi by @lloydalter. #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #bikehistory
****Q2: When the air gets really bad do you switch to transit or carpool if you bike commute, wear a mask and keep pedaling, work out inside if you ride for exercise, other? #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction
****Q3: Are environmental benefits one of your personal motivations for bicycling? If so, how/when did that become part of your equation? With what effect on your riding? #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction
****Q4: When you share your reasons for bicycling which one(s) resonate most with people who actually sound like they’d give it a try? Twitter only lets me put in 4 poll options so tell us about your "other". #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction
****Q5: Not to guilt you out…. If you’re someone who #bikes4climate do you feel guilty when you drive? Tweet inspired by @schmangee comment #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #bikeschool
****Q5/more: Not a question, just letting you know we’ll switch the Guilt-o-Meter to another target with the next question. #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction
****Q6: Is your city or state leadership committed to #ClimateAction #ActOnClimate, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions? Do they invest in bike infrastructure & tie that to enviro benefits of clean transportation? #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #Cities4Climate
A6: Here’s a thought--you could RT #bikeschool Q6, tag people you want to get thinking about #bikes4climate #cities4climate #states4climate #ClimateAction
****Q7: Ever contacted elected officials or public agency staff working on enviro issues to ask them to speak up for better bicycling? What did they say? #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #Cities4Climate
@PlasticPlanners has your graphic:
****Q8: Have you ever done/will you someday do a bike ride for environmental cause like Global Climate Action Ride organized by @sfbike globalclimateactionsummit.org/events/people-…
coming up Sept 13 or @ClimateRide? Some other action? #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #Cities4Climate
***Q9: In your bike riding have you noticed seasonal/climate shifts? Bike race footage shows climate change over time in the plants/growing seasons along big race courses atlasobscura.com/articles/bike-… by @cjgiaimo via @atlasobscura. #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #bikeracing
****Q10: Coming to the end of tonight’s #bikeschool, wrapping it up with an invitation to share good articles, images, resources, videos etc on #bikes4climate #ClimateAction w/your #bikeschool buddies. A few to get you started in my replies to this.
A9 Just realized I had a seasonal shift floral moment as I was moving from Spokane to Seattle. Not sure it's related to climate change but I definitely noticed. bikestylespokane.com/2012/07/12/a-s… #bikeschool #bikesmells
See @GCAS2018 for one example of supporting #bikeshare/bicycling directly as a way of reducing emissions related to a big event #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction #Cities4Climate
Incentives for #ebikes led to people switching car trips to bike trips, riding farther; see treehugger.com/bikes/sweden-o… … by @derekmarkham via @treehugger. #bikeschool #bikes4climate #ClimateAction
“While it’s hard to get a handle on exactly how much energy a mass e-bike scheme requires, it’s almost certainly less than any other kind of transit.” -@ameliainahurry via @grist grist.org/article/this-e… #bikeschool #bikeshare #ebikes #bikes4climate #cities4climate #ClimateAction
Thanks everyone for chiming in on tonight's policy-heavy #bikeschool. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming of chocolate, coffee, books, and super-hero movies. I may add a few more resource links to the thread. Feel free to add on any time you have #bikes4climate info.
UN Global Sustainable Development Report due out 2019. “Walking, biking and electrified public transportation should all be emphasized in the world’s cities, the scientists wrote.” bigthink.com/stephen-johnso… via @bigthink #bikeschool #bikes4climate #cities4climate #ClimateAction
“Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation 11%....if cities around the world make a strong, sustained commitment to promoting bicycle travel.” -@schmangee 2015 usa.streetsblog.org/2015/11/18/how… #bikeschool #bikes4climate #cities4climate #ClimateAction
@threadreaderapp Hope you can help unroll tonight's long tweetstorm.
If you missed tonight's #bikeschool you can read the questions here in order thanks to @threadreaderapp: threadreaderapp.com/thread/1035331…. Theme/questions revolved around #bikes4climate #cities4climate #ClimateAction.
I may just keep coming back to add to this #bikeschool #bikes4climate thread for a while. This just popped up in my feed. #cities4climate #ClimateAction
Bike + #sustainability links at the end of my blog post about providing complete transportation information for your event/conference/meeting: bikestylespokane.com/2018/08/04/eve… #bikeschool #bikes4climate #cities4climate #MoveEquity #ClimateAction #eventprofs

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Sep 16, 2018
Kicking off #WalkBikePlaces with an infrastructure tour on @BlueBikesNOLA. Several under way now; I'm on the one that looks at public art, placemaking. #bikeNOLA
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If @velometro classified as bikes they can be in bike lanes but you couldn't park these at a bike rack. Lots of policy issues to be worked through. #TRBAM #bikeshare (?)
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