Mobile Foodies Meet Sustainability

October 28, 2010
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You’ve heard about them, you may even be an aficionado. The latest craze in foodie-heaven – the food truck. With everything from the Shrimp Pimp in Los Angeles to Skillet Street Food in Seattle food trucks offer convenience, diversity and sometimes a sustainable fooditude. San Francisco has the Sexy Soup Cart serving organic soups straight […]

Cheater Bikes in the Netherlands

October 19, 2010
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A few months ago, I blogged about electric vehicles.  I wrote that they promise to help move us in a more sustainable direction but that ultimately, biking is where it’s at.  Little did I know that just a few months later I would be riding an electric bike around Rotterdam as a part of a […]

Garages are for Parking Cars

October 10, 2010
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    In the US, garages are akin to storage units, providing a safe haven for holiday decorations, photo albums, camping gear and that bike you manage to ride very infrequently.  In Amsterdam, garages are used to park cars.  How does this happen?  In Amsterdam the Dutch do not allow people to buy a parking […]

Chillaxin’ with Michele…

September 24, 2010
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Who knew that taking over parking spaces with trees, grass, plants and people could be so much fun!? Last Friday was PARK(ing) Day, an international, grassroots event for artists, advocates and citizens to temporarily transform on-street parking spaces into urban parks. This annual event got its start in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art […]

Conquering The Hill…

September 8, 2010
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NewIPO cycling correspondent Michele Beasley delivers part two in her series on becoming an avid cyclist. Recipes to follow… Last night, when I came home from work just past 9:30pm, I was feeling pretty jazzed.  So far I have made good on my commitment to do my bike/ Caltrain commute once a week.  We had […]

The #1 Bike Challenge in Holland: Parking

September 5, 2010
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New IPO foreign correspondent Shiloh Ballard gives us an update to her cycling mission in the Netherlands. On the way to Utrecht from Amsterdam, the first thing I noticed about bikes was the bike parking.  I saw a double decker parking structure and was shocked.  That was just the beginning.  There were full blown parking […]

Bringing Biking Culture to Silicon Valley…

September 1, 2010
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New IPO foreign correspondent Shiloh Ballard provides an update on her mission to imbue Silicon Valley with Biking-tude. Sunday afternoon I arrived in Amsterdam as a part of a bicycle study trip through Bikes Belong, a nonprofit that works to get more butts on bikes.  I’m with delegations from Marin, San Francisco and San Jose […]

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