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MILLENNIALS IN MOTION

Source: U.S. PIRG Report: Millennials in Motion USPIRG (PDF) REPORT: 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION MILLENNIALS IN MOTION Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 READ NEWS RELEASE DOWNLOAD […]

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A Death in Central Park Raises Real Questions About Bicyclist Behavior

It was the second fatal bike-pedestrian crash in the city in just two months. SARAH GOODYEAR @buttermilk1 Sep 22, 2014 Source: CityLab Even on the crowded, chaotic streets of New York City, it is a rare occurrence for a person […]

The Continental Bridge in Dallas leads to the Trinity Skyline Trail. dickdavid Flickr

A 64-Mile Bike ‘Superhighway’ Will Connect Fort Worth To Dallas

By STEPHANIE KUO 6:22 PM THU OCTOBER 9, 2014 Source: Kera News Bicyclists in car country just got some good news: Transportation planners took a $7 million dollar step toward a commuter bike and pedestrian trail reaching from downtown Fort […]

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North Branch Trail Addition

One of the great pleasures of living in the Chicago area is cycling the paths and byways that traverse the city and surroundings. Renowned among cyclists, runners and walkers alike, the North Branch Trail of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) extends 20 miles north from Chicago.

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On Biking, Why Can’t the U.S. Learn Lessons from Europe?

by Elisabeth Rosenthal POSTED ON 14 JUL 2011 Source: Yale Building bike paths alone will not get people out of their cars in the U.S. and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture in America’s cities, people must begin […]

Bert Blevens on his Catrike

90 year old triker pedals 930 miles in 21 days

Background Reading 90-year-old cyclist finishes epic journey from Kentucky to Florida (NYDailyNews) Summary Posted on September 9, 2014 by Ian Cummings Source: Trike Asylum 90-year-old cycles from Kentucky to Florida SARASOTA – Most people, when they come to Florida for the […]

Fat Bicyclist The new NYC bike sharing program suggest maxim wight of 260lb for rider. pictured bicyclist making their way through Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Cracking down on bikers: A vicious cycle

By Post Editorial Board August 15, 2014 | 4:31am Source: NYPost Put this in the category called “It’s About Time”: The NYPD announced Wednesday that it will crack down on bicyclists who fail to obey the rules of the road. […]

Members of the Baarn “Velocipede Club” on a tour on the heath near Baarn in 1907. Mr and Mrs Pos were members of this club.

(Updated) Mileage Mongering and the Art of Compromise

Background Reading Mileage Chart (BeezodogsPlace) Building Your Bicycle Club Calendar (BeezodogsPlace) Summary As luck would have it humankind is programmed to be competitive. It is a coping mechanism that has kept our species alive. And even in areas where it is […]

An example of a curb-protected bike lane in Montreal. © Flickr/Matthew Burpee

City Considering Curb Barriers to Protect Cyclists on Clybourn, State

By Paul Biasco on December 20, 2013 6:31am Source: DNAInfo OLD TOWN — In what would be a first for Chicago, protected bike lanes using a concrete curb to separate cyclists from cars could be installed along a portion of […]

Monte Kruger, co-owner of Willow Tree Stables in Novato, calms Coco the horse. Coco threw her rider and ran off in panic after a run-in with mountain bikers June 20 on a single-track trail in Novato. Coco suffered gashes on her nose and chest. (Curt Kruger/Willow Tree Stables) (Curt Kruger)

Novato biking violation that injured riders and horse ignites online debate on trails, culture

By Gary Klien Posted: 06/27/2013 09:24:09 AM PDT Source: Marin Independent Journal A week after a mountain biking mishap injured two equestrians and a horse in Novato, the incident continues to reverberate through social media, equestrian circles and the cycling […]

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(Cyclist Kills Pedestrian) Lake Arlington trail safety will be looked at, officials say

By Melissa Silverberg Article updated: 7/10/2013 5:27 AM Source: Daily Herald Arlington Heights Park District officials say they will again look at how to increase safety at Lake Arlington after a woman who was hit in June by an 11-year-old […]

Mrs. Raymond Watts, one of the of the original 14 who founded the Illinois Prairie Path, walks west of Wheaton (background) in March of 1966. Leasing the path was her idea. After she had been to England, and hiked many footpaths. | Sun-Times Media file ORG XMIT: CST1304140907312665

Prairie Path brought naturalist’s vision to reality 50 years ago

By Susan Frick Carlman scarlman@stmedianetwork.com May 21, 2013 8:51PM Source: Elgin Courier News Years before anyone started talking very seriously about riverwalks and the like, May Theilgaard Watts had an idea. “We are human beings. We are able to walk upright […]