Eric Vann

standard London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

Black Friars Road
© Transport for LondonBlack Friars Road © Transport for London

Background Reading London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway (PDF) Summary Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what […]

standard What Happens to Chicago’s Abandoned Bicycles?

Resident Janet Kournetas, 72, said a bicycle on Granville Avenue had been locked to a pole outside her apartment for months. (DNAinfo/Benjamin Woodard)Resident Janet Kournetas, 72, said a bicycle on Granville Avenue had been locked to a pole outside her apartment for months. (DNAinfo/Benjamin Woodard)

Background Reading What Happens to Chicago’s Abandoned Bicycles? (PDF) Summary Read the article above and then listen to the story here:

standard Sometimes Urban Cyclists Are The NIMBYs

Orange bikes seem a strange 
way to promote a gym.
(Photo: Orangetheory Fitness/FB)Orange bikes seem a strange way to promote a gym. (Photo: Orangetheory Fitness/FB)

Background Reading Company places 14 orange bikes in Beaverton as part of marketing ploy (PDF) Summary Imagine my surprise when I read that OrangeTheory had managed to piss off a another bunch of so-called Liberals who like the ones in Chicago […]

standard We Need More Bike Lanes : The ‘Big Lie’

Nico Deportago-Cabrera and Christina Peck.Nico Deportago-Cabrera and Christina Peck.

Background Reading Message of cameraderie: the courier championships come to Chicago (PDF) Can a Bike Messenger Beat a Taxi? “The city kind of becomes this living, breathing organism,” said professional bicycle messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera. “All these streets are like veins and arteries. […]

standard Ride for Your Life

New research shows that riding a bike can help you—and those around you—live longer. (Photo by Kamyar Adl)New research shows that riding a bike can help you—and those around you—live longer. (Photo by Kamyar Adl)

BY  MOLLY HURFORD Research shows cycling improves mortality rates We all know that cycling—any exercise, really—is good for you. Two new studies confirm that even a modest amount of regular exercise could save your life. Exercise appears to have an […]

standard Winter Cycling in the Suburbs

David Simmons of Elk Grove Village rides his bicycle to work in Rolling Meadows, even in winter. Joe Lewnard | Staff PhotographerDavid Simmons of Elk Grove Village rides his bicycle to work in Rolling Meadows, even in winter. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

Background Reading Pyke: Snow-covered paths leave cyclists, walkers on thin ice (PDF) Summary Riding year round in the suburbs is a lot like riding in the city. With the exception of course that where trails are involved snow plows are not […]

standard Going Home From the South, a New Holiday Exodus

Cecilia Eifert, a California native and Southern transplant,  at her home in Peachtree City, Ga.  Credit Dustin Chambers for The New York TimesCecilia Eifert, a California native and Southern transplant, at her home in Peachtree City, Ga. Credit Dustin Chambers for The New York Times

By Alan Blinder, Robert Gebeloff and David Leonhardt DEC. 24, 2014 Source: NYTimes The adopted Southerners have landed this week in San Francisco and Los Angeles, in New York, Chicago and Denver. It is the new pattern in holiday travel: […]