Bicycling

November 19, 2009, 11am PST
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.
The New York Times
November 5, 2009, 8am PST
A group of cyclists in Los Angeles is hoping to move forward in talks with the city to establish car-free days, based on the ciclovia street closures originated in Colombia.
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2009, 10am PDT
Community Cycling Center is working to close the racial gap in Portland's cycling community.
BikePortland.org
October 22, 2009, 9am PDT
Bicycle commuting increased 43% in the U.S. from 2000 to 2008. And as commuters get used to having their trusty bike to get around, more business travelers are taking their ride with them.
New York Times
October 19, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities are struggling with the right way to control bicycle traffic in a system built for cars. Should bicycles act like cars? Or should roads change to meet the special needs of bicycles?
Slate.com
September 30, 2009, 7am PDT
High demand from tourists near Central Park has attracted unlicensed bike rental vendors in NYC. Competition is getting tougher as police crack down on the booming business.
The New York Times
August 17, 2009, 11am PDT
In response to the Vancouver Sun's recent editorial chastising cyclists for blocking traffic with Critical Mass rides, Gary Engle declares that the op-ed didn't go far enough: there are lots of other villains responsible for causing traffic chaos.
Vancouver Sun
August 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
Boston has not had a good relationship with cyclists. However, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is a cycling advocate, a city bike czar is on staff, bike lanes and facilities have been added, and a turn-around is evident even to its critics.
The New York Times - U.S.
July 7, 2009, 6am PDT
As some cities in the Rust Belt depopulate, they present opportunities to develop into new bike utopias. This op-ed from <em>The New York Times</em> argues Detroit is a perfect example.
The New York Times
July 6, 2009, 12pm PDT
World Watch magazine's "Vital Signs" section highlights global bicycle production and documents trends in cycle transportation, noting effects of energy costs and commodity prices.
World Watch
Blog post
June 23, 2009, 5pm PDT

I am a bicycle commuter in Los Angeles, which on the face of it is a pretty tricky proposition. The major boulevards here are designed like freeways, and people use them as such. Pico, Highland, Sepulveda, Olympic- these streets were built for speed and make commuting not a little tricky for your serious bicycle commuter.

Tim Halbur
June 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris' bike-sharing program Vélib was supposed to make commuting more civilized; instead it has become the subject of widespread theft and abuse.
The Globe and Mail
Blog post
May 27, 2009, 10am PDT

A friend introduced me yesterday to rambunctious bicycling advocate Fred Oswald via a recent article out of Cleveland’s press. Much debate swirls around his not-so-uncommon opinions. Mr. Oswald’s argument can be boiled down to two points: supporting a critical need for much more bicycling education on sharing public roadways with other vehicles, and fighting an industry-borne fallacy that breaking up streets with allocated spaces, such as bike lanes, is good for the biking community. The former is, of course, not contestable. We all agree that safety and training are absolutely critical to developing a strong and healthy bicycling community.

Ian Sacs
April 21, 2009, 7am PDT
As urban cycling increases, cities like Seattle are finding that they need to change the way they think about users of the road.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 26, 2009, 11am PDT
BikePortland.com editor Jonathan Maus interviews Rep. Wayne Krieger about his legislation requiring cyclists to register their bicycles.
BikePortland.org
March 24, 2009, 10am PDT
Marin County has a reputation to live up to. In this column, Sausalito does just that in its treatment of hordes of cycling tourists who rent bikes on Fisherman's Wharf, pedal across the GG Bridge to have lunch in Sausalito, and return on the ferry.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 9, 2009, 12pm PDT
A longtime urban cyclist compares cycling today with cycling twenty years ago, and considers how best to move forward.
The New York Times
March 7, 2009, 11am PST
Jay Walljasper writes that bike-sharing programs are transforming life in European cities from Oslo to Rome, Barcelona to Vienna, and giving visitors a great new way to sightsee.
NWA Traveler
February 13, 2009, 7am PST
A BBC story on Paris's groundbreaking bike-share system greatly exaggerates the threat posed by theft and vandalism.
Streetsblog
January 27, 2009, 11am PST
"Level of service" is a ranking used by transportation engineers to assess the performance of roads. Streetsblog argues that LOS distorts the development of mobility infrastructure by prioritizing cars over people.
StreetsBlog-SF