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COVID Inspires Cycling Trend; Cities Adjust Infrastructure to Keep Up.

A bike commuter's dream: La Ciclovía in Bogota is a popular highway open for cyclists on Sundays since 1974, but during the pandemic has been opened for cyclists every day. (Photo credit: Ciclovia Bogotá Facebook.)   In the midst of COVID, The World Health Organization has announced that the safest way to travel is bicycling and walking, and the people have listened. Bike sales around the globe have soared, leading to a supply shortage, and cities from Philadelphia to Manila have been scrambling to improve infrastructure to support this suddenly very popular transportation type.

Four Innovative Trends in Playgrounds

We’ve said it before: we’re in the business of delivering joy, and we know that play is critical for #AllAgesAllAbilities. In that spirit, we’re taking the time to discuss inspirational trends in playgrounds, featuring fantastic examples of award-winning projects that will dazzle and delight you. This post is a part of a series that will explore innovations in playgrounds, public sports facilities and other recreational spaces. We kick things off by reviewing four exciting trends.

How Inclusive Play Spaces that Promote Bicycling help Fight Obesity.

An individual rides a PARKITECT concrete modular pumptrack under an overpass in Newbridge, UK.   Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics of our time. The sad truth about this global problem is that there is no easy solution. If you are a public official or develop public play spaces, this is probably one of the most difficult issues on your to-do list.

Yes, Pumptracks are Safe and We'd Love to Tell You Why.

Safety, Liability and Building Riding Skills. If you are like many of our customers, you have safety and liability concerns when it comes to purchasing a pumptrack. We get it; we have kids, too, and want to feel absolutely secure when they enjoy these very unique recreational structures. We also want to explain liability if you choose to install one of PARKITECT's Modular Pumptracks.