What is Bicycle City?
Bicycle City is a planned, compact-design community where people live, work and visit. Its eco-friendly, car-free design is healthy, sustainable and animal-friendly. Bicycle City is designed to have the best of large cities and small towns. BC is walking-, running- and cycling-friendly with most everything needed located nearby. If someone owns a car, they park it conveniently on the outside perimeter of the city. Children and animals are safer without motor vehicles. Without the need to drive to work, people use less energy, save money and have less stress. Drive Less. Live More.
John Naisbitt, in Megatrends, wrote about a "high tech/high touch" future - as we are inundated with more and more technology, we will embrace the "high touch" aspects of life to create a balance. For Bicycle City, this means embracing the AND - the best, clean, safe and sustainable technologies AND the softer side of life: organic farming, sense of community, holistic, family, beauty, music, art, etc.
There is a niche of people in the world who want to live somewhere better. Somewhere that isn't an asphalt jungle. Somewhere their kids are safe and won't get hit by a car. Somewhere with clean air, beauty and a good job. They want less stress. They want a new design for a city - a place that is designed and built now for this century not endless patchwork on top of designs from 100-200 years ago.
Bicycle City Highlights
- Walkable, Mixed-Use Community
- Vibrant Local Economy
- Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design
- Organic Farming
- Human Powered Transportation
- Friendly, Diverse Community
- Active, Healthy Lifestyle
- Solar, Wind and other Alternative Energies
Imagine living and working in a place with little or no:
- Local Pollution
- Traffic Jams
- Parking Lots
- National Franchises
- Strip Malls
- "Cookie Cutter" Design