Portland is known today as one of the nation's top bicycling cities, but it wasn't always thus. Mia Birk, the city's bicycle coordinator in the early 90s, explains how the city changed course to create an enviable bicycle infrastructure. Exclusive
Feb 28, 2011 By
Erik Weber of non-profit EMBARQ argues that bike sharing systems combine the benefits of cycling and public transit and is a sustainable solution for cities.
Oct 27, 2010 TheCityFix
While bicycle ridership has been boosted by improvements to infrastructure, what is keeping cyclists safest may simply be more of their own kind on the road.
Oct 11, 2010 Grist
2010 may become a tipping-point for bike-share programs with new pilots popping up in Denver, Boston and Minneapolis.
Feb 3, 2010 Marketplace Radio
In this op-ed, Verlyn Klinkenborg posits that cycling, at least on the Stanford campus, is more about asserting one's identity than anything else.
Nov 19, 2009 The New York Times
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to offer safety training, bike helmets, and lights to day laborers.
Nov 11, 2009 Daily News Los Angeles
Fueled by the city's investment in infrastructure, 6.4 percent of commuters in Portland, Oregon biked to work in 2008, an increase of nearly 60% over the previous year.
Sep 25, 2009 The Oregonian
A brewery in Ashland, Oregon decided that the best way to incentivize employees to commute differently was to buy them bikes. A 15-minute on-street parking space was removed and replaced with a large bicycle rack to accommodate the bicycles.
Aug 28, 2009 Mail Tribune
Pains of an imminent NYC transit fare hike and a recent article in the New York Times on bike theft/vandalism defeatism inspired me to validate the overwhelming perceived economic benefits of commuting by bike versus transit, despite the occasional theft. If frugal is the next big thing and green is the new black, then hop on a crappy old bike if you want to be hip. Opinion
Apr 6, 2009 By
The $700 billion bailout bill includes federal tax benefits for people who commute by bike.
Oct 11, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle