Transportation is one field where forward-looking Americans are examining what European, Asian and some Latin American nations have accomplished to increase mobility, reduce pollution, and strengthen the sense of community.
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.
The bike ride recently organized by the mayor of a small central New Jersey town was emblematic of a cultural shift, a national movement toward embracing so-called "alternative'' modes of transportation.
Pedestrians and cyclists can breathe easier on Washington, D.C.'s streets because of a plan to "cover the entire city" with traffic cameras. Cameras slow down traffic, and slower cars would make it safer to walk and bike around the capital.
While here in the U.S., the bicycle industry has been co-opted by an oligarchy intent on selling bicycling racing gear to those who don't need it, the bicycle is still seen as a utility, a luxury even, in other parts of the world.
Today I am not at all prepared for this. If it works, if the little one rides off without training wheels, that's it. There are no more training wheels. Ever. And who among us is ready to deal with the enormity of that prospect? Not me, pal. Not me.
Biicyclists and pedestrians are under attack again, this time in an amendment from Senator Rand Paul. He wants to redirect every last penny of money dedicated to bicycling and walking to bridge repair instead.