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Is Bike Sharing Really Climate Friendly? It's Complicated.

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. In Oklahoma, where modern bike sharing began, they’re called Tulsa Townies. In New York, they...

NYC's Bike Sharing: The de Blasio Administration's First Expansion of the City's Sustainability Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Bike sharing is providing a high-profile opportunity to work with industry on sustainability issues. The success of this deal could lead to other opportunities as well.

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

City Residents Earning Medals for Pedaling As Bike Share Programs Hit the Road Cycling

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

The experience of having a bike to use when and where I want, for unlimited use, and for a yearly cost of just $95, defied the notion that nothing can get done that works well in a city as complicated as New York.

Chicago's Bike Sharing Program Will Soon Be The Nation's Largest

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicago will soon be home to the largest bike sharing program in both the nation and the continent. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Div...

Pedestrians Trip Over Citi Bike Stations, Sue Citi Bike

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.02.2013 | New York

Two lawsuits have been filed against Citi Bikes since the program officially launched in May. Neither lawsuit however, has anything to do with bike ri...

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts

(Read the original article here) By Simon Henley The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” –- London’s cycle hire scheme, named after mayor Bori...

Tips to Survive City Riding on Bikeshare

Chris Abraham | Posted 10.01.2013 | DC
Chris Abraham

If you're in an urban environment and have taken to the streets on a pedal bike, be it through a bikeshare scheme or on your own bike, you're going to get yourself killed unless you pay close attention to my 35 of riding in cities on the street.

Divvy Bike Share Launches Friday

Posted 06.28.2013 | Chicago

After a number of hiccups and delays, Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing service is finally ready to roll. Friday, Divvy Bike share launched...

Go Ahead, Take a Bike Ride in New York -- I Dare You!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.25.2013 | New York
Paul LaRosa

Yoga gurus are fond of saying "live in the present" or "be present." Well, let me tell you, nothing will make you quite as present as riding in this town. It is daunting, exhilarating, fun even but more than anything it forces you to live in the present.

The Press Needs to Stop Hating on CitiBike!

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York
Patrick McGinnis

Sure, there are going to be teething problems such as issues with the app or with closed stations, but overall, I've found that it makes my life easier. I'm disappointed by all the haters who are rooting for the system to fail.

Six Transportation Ideas For LA's Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti

Harris Silver | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

With LA having just elected a new Mayor, the timing feels right for putting out some transportation and planning ideas that can help make LA a more livable city.

Biking (and Eating, and Shopping) Our Way to Good Health

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York
James R. Knickman

I do think about the public health aspects of this ambitious initiative, and I believe the 6,000 bikes offer a very visible symbol of the importance of getting New Yorkers more active.

Chicago's Bike Sharing Program Is Almost Here

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

An army of blue bikes rolled into town over the Memorial Day weekend as the launch date of Chicago's first large-scale bike share program creeps close...

Bike Share or Bike Scare?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

I know Bloomberg's into cheap, healthy transportation alternatives, and I'm all for fitness, but this just doesn't seem to be quite the right fit. Let's look at the facts.

Long-Awaited Bike Sharing Program To Hit Streets This Spring

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing program is ready to roll. Thursday, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced the “Divvy” bik...

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!

Good News For Marin County Cyclists

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 03.29.2013 | San Francisco

Marin Commuters needing to cover that last mile or so from a transit stop to a job may have a new option in a few years: a public bicycle. A public b...

Study Wants To Find Out What You Think About A Detroit Bike Share Program

Posted 05.24.2013 | Detroit

An effort to explore setting up a bike sharing program in Detroit is shifting to a higher gear -- and those involved in the effort are looking for pub...

The Future of Bike Sharing

Allie Armitage | Posted 10.16.2012 | DC
Allie Armitage

Bike sharing seems to be positioned as the solution for smart growth and urban development. But one major problem exists with these large-scale systems: the price tag. So if you are not a major metropolitan city with deep pockets, how do you get in on the bike share action?

'Pedal Buses' Coming to Charlotte, Tampa For Conventions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Travel

Apparently a bicycle built for two just wouldn't do. Fleets of "pedal buses" that seat up to nine will descend on Charlotte and Tampa ahead of the ...

Connecting The Dots: Innovation In Transportation And Beyond

Natesh Manikoth | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Natesh Manikoth

Connecting the dots has become more challenging over the past few years in many industries. Things are more complex now, and that means that there are many more dots to connect.

Biking Pedals Into the 21st Century

Jay Walljasper | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Jay Walljasper

You can glimpse the future right now in forward-looking American cities -- a few blocks here, a mile there where people riding bicycles are protected from rushing cars and trucks.

A Vision For Bike Sharing In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

In a city where affordable, sustainable transportation is difficult to come by, one person is working to give community members wheels. Sarah Sidel...

Bike Sharing Plan Advances, Awaits Full City Council's OK

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

The plan for a massively-expanded city bicycle sharing program, set to launch this fall, took another step toward fruition Friday, thanks to the stamp...