Commuting By Bicycle

The large wheels of a parked tour bus encroach into the bike lane.

Corridors of metal…

Background Reading Corridors of metal endanger cyclist’s commute to Boston – The Boston Globe (PDF) Summary TakeAways Cyclists are given to lots of ‘chest thumping‘ when describing their daily commutes. This particular article is about a commute during weather warm enough […]

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I’m A Bit Confused On ‘For The Good Of The Community’

Background Reading Who Oversees the Urban Cycling PR Effort? (BeezodogsPlace) Summary TakeAways You sometimes here the ‘homers’ for forums talk about the ‘Good of the Urban Cycling Community‘ especially when someone has just made a critical statement about them (from the […]

The uptick in serious bike injuries occurred for both men and women cyclists although more men get in accidents each year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Bicycle Commuting ‘Fine Print’

Background Reading As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too : Shots – Health News : NPR (PDF) Summary TakeAways So you think it must be really glamorous to ride your bike to work every day. But there […]

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One Step Closer To Meaningful Bicycle Commuting

Background Reading VeloMetro to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building (PDF) Summary TakeAways Despite all the ‘happy talk‘ from Chicago’s Urban Cycling Community they keep themselves going during the coldest, […]

Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Cars ≠ Bicycles ≠ Mass Transit

Background Reading NYC Cycling Interveiw from Shelly Mossey on Vimeo. Summary Shelly Mossey is a longtime recumbent cyclist who lives in New York and has ridden there much of his adult life. TakeAways During the course of the video two […]

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Challenging the Notion of ‘Bicycle Comfort’?

Background Reading BBC News – Testing cycling stress levels on Edinburgh’s roads (PDF) A Study of the Obvious, a Franklin-on-Your-Shoulder, and the Myth of the “Inexperienced Cyclist” | The Alternative Department for Transport (PDF) Summary The blogger who creates ‘The Alternative Department […]

The ranks of bicycle commuters are growing, though men are almost three times more likely than women to ride to work. Tobias Ackeborn/iStockphoto

Statistics reveal how America bikes to work

May 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM EDT Source: PBS In commemoration of Bike to Work Day, Hari Sreenivasan explores new statistics on bicycle commuters in the U.S. The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans who bike to work […]

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How to Bike to Work and Enjoy It

by Denise Wrathall May 14, 2012 Source: MomentumMag I love biking to work. I would never exercise otherwise and it’s the perfect mental disconnection between my work life and my home life. Beyond that, it’s cheap, my route is less […]

The ranks of bicycle commuters are growing, though men are almost three times more likely than women to ride to work. Tobias Ackeborn/iStockphoto

Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

by CHERYL CORLEY May 15, 2014 3:04 AM ET Source: NPR As bicycling goes, America is far behind Copenhagen, the promised land where roads look like bicycle highways as people pedal to work. But commuting by bike in the U.S. […]

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The Slow And Steady Erosion Of ‘Cycling Appeal’

Background Reading I rode today. Did you? (ChainLink) More Americans are biking to work, says the Census (ChainLink) The Shove (ChainLink) Summary Quick. Without stopping to think give me your honest answer to this question: Does the following tend to […]