Bicycles

Bike rider on multi-tiered Philadelphia bridge

The Bicycle as Economic Lifeline

For many low-income households, bikes offer an affordable way to access more destinations and economic opportunities.

February 6, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Bikes on Marcy Ave, new York

Centering Bikes in the Future of Mobility

Those in search of high-tech solutions for urban congestion and pollution often overlook the bicycle as a powerful, if simple, tool for reducing both and improving urban transportation.

September 12, 2022 - Next City

Group of bicyclists on a city street

Missing From the Climate-Energy Legislation: Bikes!

Missing from the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, the significant climate legislation which passed the Senate on a 51-50 party-line vote on Sunday with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, is any mention of bikes.

August 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

Bike Light

The Mystique of the Bicycle

A new book illuminates the history and meaning of the bicycle in human society.

June 5, 2022 - The Atlantic

Biking

Report: Bike Commuting Up by 61 Percent Since 2000

While bike commuting remains below one percent as a regular transportation mode in the United States, the popularity of biking got a boost during the pandemic.

May 23, 2022 - The Bike Adviser

Metro Bikeshare

L.A. Councilmember Proposes Criminalizing On-Street Bike Repairs

Councilmember Krekorian's proposal to criminalize bike repairs and sales on public right-of-way has been sharply criticized as a cynical move that will unfairly target the unhoused.

February 13, 2022 - Streetsblog Los Angeles

London Bikes

How Boosting Biking Could Improve London's Economy

A new study outlines the potential economic, environmental, and public health benefits of increasing cycling mode share in London, which has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.

December 7, 2021 - Forbes

Bike Parking

Let's Stop Overlooking Bike Parking

Bike advocates focus, with good reason, on bike lanes and safe routes. But secure bike parking and storage plays an essential role in encouraging more people to get on two wheels.

November 10, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Capitol Hill

Capital Bikeshare Reinstalls White House Station

The station on the White House grounds has been reinstated as part of Capital Bikeshare's push to expand the network by dozens of new stations by the end of the year.

October 6, 2021 - The Washington Post

Wheels, Scooters, and the Centuries-Old Fight for City Streets

Through the lens of Phoenix, a look back at bicycles in 1893, scooters in 2019, and how the similarities of both betray a bigger issue: The dangerous design of city streets, which favor cars, create conflict, and have long put people at risk.

August 31, 2019 - Urbn Developments

Scooter and Bike Share

It's Time To Reframe The Bike/Scooter Debate

We keep having one-off, divisive debates about bikes and scooters. But the real issue is how to accommodate "intermediate modes" (vehicles that go 10-15 mph for a mile or two) in a system that's not designed for them.

August 27, 2019 - Urban Edge

Vancouver Protected Bike Lane

Vancouver Is 'True North' for Seattle Bike Lane Advocates

In Seattle, securing every new bike lane seems like a "tooth and nail" fight. But across a border to the north, vigorous initial opposition melted away as a connected system took shape.

May 1, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Biker Bike Bikes

Opinion: A Surprising New Foe in the War Against Pedestrians

Allowing bikes on sidewalks pits cyclists against pedestrians, an advocate argues.

April 23, 2018 - Crosscut

Bike Amsterdam

U.N. Declares ‘World Bicycle Day’

International celebrations commence June 3.

April 20, 2018 - Bike Europe

Cambridge Bike Lane

A Non-Cyclist's Case For Bike Lanes

I don't bike, but I still feel safer on streets with bike lanes. This essay explains why.

March 11, 2018 - Michael Lewyn

Rainy Biker

Opinion: Self-Driving Cars Aren't Safe Until They Can Detect Bikes

Self-driving car companies have proposed equipping bikes, pedestrians, and even pets with the ability to communicate their positions wirelessly. But should autonomous cars really need the help?

February 9, 2018 - Slate

Biking in India

Indian Politician Wins Use of Bicycle Imagery, Symbolizing 'Balance'

A political feud over the image of the bicycle has just been resolved in the state of Uttar Predesh.

January 24, 2017 - The New York Times

TOD: The 'T' Stands for 'Trail'

Planning for active transportation is the new trend in urban development, according to the Urban Land Institute—and it pays off.

April 16, 2016 - The Architects Newspaper

In Defense of Sharrows

A response to recent research that cast doubt on the effectiveness of sharrows.

March 1, 2016 - Yay Bikes

Beijing Bike

Can Beijing Return to its Transportation (and Communist) Roots?

Beijing has strayed so far from its roots as a bicycling city that it now claims the title of the world's largest auto market, while only 12 per cent of commuters use bicycles. City planners wants to make it popular again to reduce air pollution.

November 13, 2015 - The New York Times

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