Bicycles

May 9, 2012, 2pm PDT
A Baltimore schoolteacher uses his phone and his bicycle to construct whimsical sketches on digital maps of the city, Nate Berg reports.
The Atlantic Cities
April 30, 2012, 10am PDT
Tanya Snyder examines the various ways in which bicyclists bring increased business and added value to their local communities.
DC Streetsblog
April 28, 2012, 1pm PDT
Sarah Goodyear offers a brief history of urban development in postwar Europe, and tells of just how close the bicycle capitals of the West came to putting cars before people.
The Atlantic Cities
April 14, 2012, 5am PDT
Days before the American Planning Association's national convention, CicLAvia's Aaron Paley describes the event's origins and evolution and explains how an open streets event in Los Angeles can transform one's sense of public space and the city.
The Planning Report
April 8, 2012, 7am PDT
Angie Schmitt discusses new research from U.S. PIRG indicating youngsters are relying on their cars less than the generation before them, motivated by more than just thinning pocketbooks.
Streetsblog
November 9, 2011, 8am PST
It's no coincidence that cities with proper streetcar networks are the most bike-friendly, and vice versa, according to Dan Malouff.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2011, 8am PDT
In Washington, D.C., Capital Bikeshare just celebrated its "1st Birthday Bash" according to Coleen Gentles.
City Parks Blog
October 5, 2011, 7am PDT
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
This Big City
September 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
They're calling it 'bicycle-supported development', but it amounts to the same thing: new projects are springing up in Portland, OR that cater to the bicycle crowd with extensive bike racks and near popular bikeways.
The New York Times
September 21, 2011, 6am PDT
Hunter College researchers Peter Tuckel and William Milczarski find that over half of New York's injuries occur in the City. While injuries outnumber previous estimates, writes Noah Kazis, their severity is still no match for those involving cars.
Streetsblog New York City
August 25, 2011, 8am PDT
Bike lanes and bike commuters are fueling a significant segment of the economy in Copenhagen. In Portland, a high amount of bike lanes could mean similar economic impacts.
The Oregonian
July 23, 2011, 11am PDT
Student designer Alexander Vittouris won a design award for his bicycle made out of bamboo. What's so special about that? Vittouris shaped the frame as it grew so it needed no assembly.
Grist
July 21, 2011, 5am PDT
Bicycling is growing in popularity in the U.S., but it still isn't considered a serious form of transportation as it is in Europe, according to this piece from <em>Yale Environment 360</em>.
Yale Environment 360
Feature
July 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Jay Walljasper argues that the era of specialized, Spandex-clad bicyclists dominating the road is coming to an end - the future is in normal folk taking to the road and taking advantage of the numerous benefits to society that comes from bicycling.
Jay Walljasper
June 30, 2011, 5am PDT
Long-stalled plans to build a countrywide network of interstate routes for bicycles appears to be moving forward.
Sustainable Business Oregon
June 3, 2011, 6am PDT
A study of bicycle amenities in Seattle concludes that most of the private office buildings downtown lack bike parking, and other amenities such as showers and bike pumps are almost nonexistent. Public bicycle parking downtown has a better showing.
Puget Sound Business Journal
June 1, 2011, 7am PDT
Architectural historian and urban planner Steven Fleming is expanding the study of cities and mobility by looking at how designers are reacting to bicycling and how bicycles are set to transform the way cities work.
Bike Portland
May 29, 2011, 9am PDT
Kasey Klimes says that the hype around bicycles isn't just sustainability, or health. It's that bicycles connect people to their neighborhoods and their communities in a more meaningful way.
This Big City
May 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has pledged to increase the amount of money dedicated to bicycle planning and bicycle infrastructure from 4% to 17% in the city's next budget.
The Oregonian
May 6, 2011, 9am PDT
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
Urban Toronto