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Uncovering Embedded Patterns of Place in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

2011-07-31-Screenshot20110731at5.20.36PM.jpg Amid the roads, sidewalks and places that you have visited before, there are often embedded patterns to uncover, read and reinterpret.

Chicago Gets Its First Protected Bike Lane, Second Coming Soon

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Monday announced the completion and official opening of the city's first protected bike lane, located alon...

Cyclists Can Sue Harassers, Thanks To New Ordinance

Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles' City Council has just moved to protect bicyclists from aggression with a groundbreaking ordinance, reports LA Streets Blog. Earlier t...

Four Wheels Bad

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Truly committed car-haters try one scheme after another to make using a car in the city expensive, uncomfortable and, where they can, illegal.

Sometimes Fitness on the Road Requires an Atlas

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Sticking with a fitness program on the road is a challenge, but well worth the effort. There's no better way to fight jet lag, clear your head, or simply not feel confined all day.

Girl, 8, Killed In Hit And Run On Southwest Side

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police are looking for the driver of a gray SUV that allegedly struck and killed an 8-year-old girl on the Southwest Side Tuesday afternoon. ...

6 Ways To Get More Benefits From Your Bike Ride | Rozalynn S. Frazier | Posted 07.30.2011 | Healthy Living

You know two-wheeling it is a great way to shape up (and torch 500-plus calories per hour), but did you know that you can always get more out of your ...

It's Different in Denmark

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 07.24.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

When excitement slacks for a moment, imagine those around you Viking-clad and holding a bloody spear. But this century, courtesy rules.

Why You Love Biking (In 140 Characters Or Less)

Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

So many of us depend on our cars to get around -- but, in addition to guzzling gas, this habit allows us to be sedentary in our travel, starting a day...

11 Tips For Bike To Work Day

Posted 07.19.2011 | Green

From Bicycling Magazine: From fatter wallets to smaller waistlines, more Americans than ever are discovering the benefits of cycling to work: Accor...

Bicycling in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

May is National Bike Month and we are pleased to offer a look back at the heyday of bicycling in city. Don't forget to ride your bike to work during Bike to Work Week, May 16 through 20.

8 Myths About Rio de Janeiro

Jeanine Barone | Posted 07.11.2011 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Perched atop 750-foot Urca Mountain beside Rio's signature granite monolith, Sugarloaf Mountain, Abencoada stocks 50 different kinds of cachaca. Cachaca was once seen as a poor man's beverage. But, no longer.

CicLAvia: The Streets Are Alive With the Sounds of Liberty

Aaron Paley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Aaron Paley

The second rendition of CicLAvia is this Sunday, April 10. You can expect to see thousands of your fellow Angelenos enjoying their city in a way that just isn't possible the rest of the year.

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

CicLAvia Returns

Aaron Paley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Aaron Paley

CicLAvia opens 7.5 miles of Los Angeles city streets as a temporary ribbon of public space to pedestrians, strollers, roller-skaters, and cyclists. Come and be a part of the movement.

The Best Protection When Riding Your Bike? A Book!

Steve Leveen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Leveen

While there are thousands of books on bicycling, this is the best book I've come across for offering lots of hard-earned, practical advice for staying alive.

Bloomberg and Schumer Face Off in the Great Brooklyn Bike War

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I am an avid cyclist, both for recreation and transportation. But I do not support the new bike lane along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. It does not make sense, and it is not safe.

The ABCs of Winter Biking

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

Here in Minneapolis, the streets are clear and the mercury hits the 20s many days throughout the winter. And when it's not, follow these common sense guidelines to stay safe and warm.

New Yorkers: Fight the Bike Backlash

Benjamin Shepard | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Benjamin Shepard

There is a vaguely Freudian quality to all the hostility toward cyclists (and the exercise culture which biking represents).

Taiwan: A Cycling Paradise (SLIDESHOW)

Michael Turton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Turton

The other day a friend of mine posted a picture from a recent bike ride in Taiwan to a popular bike forum. "Where was that taken," commenters asked, "Tuscany?"

Tackling New Zealand by Bicycle -- Sort of

Zand B. Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Zand B. Martin

I spend the majority of my time on structured, goal-oriented expeditions. So, for my holiday I am avoiding structure at all costs and following my gut and the wind as much as my structure-starved brain can handle.

Cancun vs. Copenhagen -- Biking VIDEO

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Let me be clear: though I'm at a climate conference, I am not riding my bike for environmental reasons. I ride because it is fun and because entering a town by bike gives me a much better sense of a city's idiosyncrasies.

A Hamsterdam in Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Sobel


Adventure Will Change Your Life

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

I pedaled away from all that I was familiar with in England. I rode right across Europe and into the Middle East.

Contador Chaos: Cycling in Circles

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

Imagine if two months after the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, the NFL announced that several Saints failed drug tests but the league wasn't sure what to do about it.