Bicycles

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

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