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Why More Drivers License Checkpoints Are Needed in Los Angeles

Alex de Cordoba | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Alex de Cordoba

As an avid bicyclist, I've wondered what could be done to make the streets safer for cycling in Los Angeles. A couple weeks ago, I found the answer.

Bicycling Through Chicago's Winter

Renee Patten | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Winter is coming, which means continuing your daily commutes via bike may require more planning and perseverance as the temperature continues to drop and rain turns into snow.

Just Quit and Just Do it

Mina Samuels | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I'm not ready to give up my nice life and run off to Africa or start duct taping $5 rain ponchos, but it makes me think: What can I do more of? What can I do with less of? I aspire, not to stuff or style, but more love.

Women and Bicycling Means Sustainable Business

Andrea Learned | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

Biking represents a simple activity and lifestyle change that could affect so many of the big, societal issues we face today, as well as some that are not given the priority they should, such as community-building and connection with nature.

Bicycling as a True Solution to Climate Change in Chicago

Renee Patten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Bicycling under the 'transportation' action strategy provides an avenue for real solutions to climate change and Chicago is well poised to harness the energy of the cycling movement in the transition to an environmentally friendly economy.

New York Bike Lanes Are All the Rage

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Steve Nelson

For 55 years I've ridden and raced bicycles. In these years I have never run into a human being. The respect is not reciprocal. Yet New Yorkers seem acutely interested in seeing that I, and other cyclists, mind our manners.

Are You A MAMIL? | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms ...

Zipcar Agitates Fragile Relations Between Bicyclists, Drivers

TBD | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

D.C., you're a Zipcar town, with roughly 60,000 Zipsters give or take, so you should take a special interest in this....

WATCH: Wounded War Veterans Find Healing And Support In 'Ride 2 Recovery'

Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

When U.S. Army Sergeant Angel Neal was deemed unfit for duty before her intended third tour in Iraq, she felt lost, reports. But Neal,...

A Summer of Bicycle-Focused Transportation Policy for Chicagoans

Renee Patten | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Chicago is an ideal city for riding a bicycle. It's flat, people are generally respectful of other users of the road, and there are alternative options for commuting if you get stuck in the rain.

Moving Planet

Charles Scott | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Charles Scott

The worldwide populist sentiment evident in the Moving Planet rallies and practical alternative energy solutions being developed by entrepreneurs offer genuine promise.

'During Some Estranged Summer Of My Childhood'

| Oliver Preston | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by, an online community writing site for yo...

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

On the Road, Can't We All Just Get Along?

David Murphy | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Drivers vs. bicyclists, car lovers vs. bike activists. A multi-modal holy war. An exaggeration? Of course. But sadly, the casualties and even fatalities on our roads are all too real.

The Highlights of Interbike 2011

Alex de Cordoba | Posted 11.28.2011 | Sports
Alex de Cordoba

Technological innovations continue to push the industry forward. Amidst a sea of impressive new products, here's just a sampling of what caught my eye at Interbike.

Bikers vs. Drivers vs. Pedestrians: The War Wages On

Keith Ecker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

For Chicago bike riders, there is one rule of the road: bikers are always right. At least that's the impression you get from many in the cyclist community.

Expanded Bike Sharing Program Is Headed Chicago's Way

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that the city is diving into a new, vast bike sharing program that aims to bring 3,000...

46 Days Of Cycling Through Iceland. With Kids.

Charles Scott | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel
Charles Scott

We ate lunch amid vast lava fields strewn with black boulders and belching sulfur vents. We rode sturdy Icelandic horses, camped in the wild and awoke to the cries of Arctic terns hunting above the softly lapping ocean surf nearby. And my son told me, "A kid can do a whole lot more than most adults think."

Pick a Bike, Any Bike -- Just Ride It in D.C.

Seth Thomas Pietras | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Seth Thomas Pietras

In a city often chided for not having character or community, I savor seeing bikes stacked dozens deep outside new bars, Critical Mass clogging our streets, and public debates about bike lanes.

A Culinary Road, Best Seen By Bike

Bruce Bromberg | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel
Bruce Bromberg

I feel that every day in the life of a chef is like a small journey of its own: Every flavor, smell and texture transports me instantly to another place.

Four Youths Allegedly Attacked, Tried To Rob Bicyclist

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

A group of four boys have been charged with attacking and attempting to rob a male bicyclist riding along a bike path along Lake Shore Drive on the ci...

Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Hit-And-Run Bike Crash

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A man is due in bond court Wednesday after being charged with drunk driving and other felonies following a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist i...

If You Want Real Bike Lanes...

Alan Singer | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I would like real Brooklyn bike lanes that allow people to safely travel across the borough and commute to work, but that would require planning and money, as well as concern for cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians.

Bicyclist Killed In Post-Lolla Weekend Crash

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago fitness instructor and Lollapalooza festival-goer was killed in downtown Chicago Friday evening after she lost balance while riding her bicy...

Complete Streets Projects Spur Controversy Among Bay Area Residents

Ben Buchwalter | Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco
Ben Buchwalter

San Francisco is moving forward with an effort that will add bike lanes at the expense of travel lanes and parking spaces on commuter-heavy Oak and Fell Streets, which a local businessman called "a 20-block on-ramp."