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The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

How Bicycling Improves City Life for Everyone

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

Hawaii's Bike Lanes Gain Traction

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 03.10.2014 | Hawaii

On a rainy evening, Jeff Mikulina was biking up Punahou Street near Central Union Church when a car whizzed by him so close that the driver hit him wi...

5X: Inside the Goals of PeopleForBikes

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.15.2014 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Better bicycling means different things to different people in different places. For some, it's all about safe bike commutes and short trips; for othe...

Decycling: Can L.A. Be A Bike City?

Jack Skelley | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Los Angeles has a long way to go before catching the worldwide bike boom. In L.A.'s atomized political realm, one city council district may be ahead of the curve, while another is hitting the brakes.

The Gorilla in the Room

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

When a moving 4,000-pound car hits a moving 25-pound bike, the outcome is always ugly. When a 180-pound bike rider slaps the hood of a nearby car in frustration, the outcome is usually ugly, too (though hardly of the same magnitude as a collision).

Man Uses 'Water Bike' To Commute Across San Francisco Bay & Hudson River

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

It's not an accident that most major metropolises are situated on or near bodies of water. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all boa...

Life in the Green Lane: 21st Century Biking

Jay Walljasper | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Jay Walljasper

We need something like this in the U.S., I told everyone when I got back home. Impossible, people would tell me. Special bike lanes are strictly a European thing that would never fit in our newer, auto-dominated cities

Eleazar David Melendez

Bike-Friendly Businesses Thrive

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.18.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- When Mary Walsh opened Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery in 2011, the business had all the markings of a venture destined to fail. Rather tha...

A Big Week for Bicycling in New York City

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tim Blumenthal

Complaints and war stories will be frequent and loud at first, but will steadily dissipate. Neighborhoods that originally said, "not in my back yard," will quickly and generally change their tunes.

Why Singapore Is Heaven For Cyclists

Sanjay Surana | Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Since moving to Singapore seven months ago, I have become blasé about securing my bike to anything sturdy by means of using something sturdy. Like most expats, I have been unconsciously seduced by the city-state's rock-bottom crime rate and apparent nonexistence of the scourge that we call theft.

Healthy Chicago: Past, Present and Future

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

While individual behavior is important, it's a lot more important for us to change the way our City behaves. I believe we are well on our way to a healthier Chicago!

Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Patrick McGinnis

With the advent of bike sharing programs in major metropolises such as Paris, London and Barcelona, every citizen of a city, whether that person owns a bike or not, is now a potential biker. As a result, bike safe and bike-centric urban programs have become highly relevant to a much larger audience.

The Bike Lane Is Not Your Parking Spot

Renee Patten | Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

In case any drivers need a reminder, you do not own the road, you just own a car. For the first time in recent history, Chicago cyclists have space that is dedicated directly for us and a pathway to increasing safety. Please respect this.

Midtown Traffic To Become Less Awful Thanks To Cameras, Sensors

Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

Drive through Midtown recently? No? We haven't either. BECAUSE IT'S MIDTOWN: Where buses move slower than tricycles. A new report from the Departm...

Bike Fever

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Warm temperatures make May the best month for bicycling in most of the United States. Appropriately, it's the designated National Bike Month. This May and this summer should be an amazing time for bicycling in America.

GOP: Fewer Bikes, More Cars

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Amitai Etzioni

Given that we are facing an obesity epidemic, car-driven pollution, climate change, and a damaging dependency on foreign oil, tripling the budget for bike and walkways would make sense.

Warm Weather Impacts Bike Lane Expansion

Posted 04.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Warm weather conditions this winter may have contributed to the early bloom of the cherry blossoms. But it also helped something else bl...

The Case For Cyclist Bridges

www.thirteen.org | Posted 05.30.2012 | New York

People aged 18 - 29 aren't buying cars like they used to, and even G.M. knows it: The New York Times reported last week that the American automobile ...

A Cyclist's Departure

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

Aaron Cohen has been wrenched from our lives. And the sense of loss is overwhelming. Was the tragedy avoidable? I don't rightly know, but I know we didn't try hard enough to avoid it.

WATCH: Guess Who Has The Greenest Transportation System In The World?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

As has been previously noted, it ain't easy being Muni. SFMTA often takes a lot of flack for stuff like lackluster service and high operating cost...

Market Street Is No Place for Cars

Michael Portanova | Posted 03.20.2012 | San Francisco
Michael Portanova

For twenty years, people have been tossing around the idea of closing Market to private vehicle traffic and creating a vibrant public space in its stead, but the issue has only recently grown ripe for serious consideration.


How Did The Dutch Pave The Way For Bike Paths?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

From Shea Gunther and Mother Nature Network: I'm fascinated by the bike culture of Amsterdam. It's part of an larger transportation city network th...

When Did NY Become LA?

Laura L.M. Hill | Posted 02.14.2012 | New York
Laura L.M. Hill

All of a sudden (okay maybe it's been a few years coming) I am in what I think is my city, yet it is looking ever more like L.A.! Look around and you will see evidence of the Californication of this oh-so-not Californian town.

Rand Paul Anti-Bike Lane Plan Takes Big Hit

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators failed Tuesday in their third effort in less than two months to eliminate federal money for bike paths, walking trai...