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Bike Commuting

August 6, 2019, 6am PDT
A study from the University of Minnesota documents how bike infrastructure can connect workers to jobs, maps job accessibility and ranks U.S. cities by bike access to jobs.
Streetsblog USA
May 16, 2018, 9am PDT
A large scale study conducted in the U.K. shows biking to work leads to a longer life, despite dangers on the roads.
Streetsblog USA
January 11, 2018, 11am PST
The Downtown Denver Partnership found 8.3% of all commuters bike to work—an improvement that the partnership's senior manager of economic development said could be "the most significant change we've ever seen."
Streetsblog Denver
November 27, 2017, 5am PST
To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.
Bicycling
September 15, 2017, 9am PDT
Senate Bill 1 (S.B. 1) will provide additional funding for bike and pedestrian projects. The influx of money means many shelved projects will now go forward.
Streetsblog
June 14, 2017, 8am PDT
Bike advocates are plumbing new depths, with a growing trend toward placing plungers to act as separators for bike lanes.
Bicycling
May 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Improvements in street design and bike infrastructure make life easier on bikers in car-centric Orlando, but employers and politicians could do more in the city to get commuters out of their cars.
Orlando Sentinel
March 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.
Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
2016 saw a 25 percent increase in bikeshare trips over the previous year, continuing a five-year trend of rapid growth, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officers.
NACTO
January 27, 2017, 1pm PST
Once a novelty, there are now bikeshare programs all over the country. Greater Greater Washington ranks 119 programs by size.
Greater Greater Washington
November 28, 2016, 8am PST
Capital Bikeshare's ridership numbers are benefitting from delays and other service constraints resulting from WMATA's SafeTrack maintenance program.
The Washington Post
July 27, 2015, 12pm PDT
The age-old conflict between cars and bikes finally has the attention of one of the giants. Ford's Info Cycle project mounts sensors on street bikes to map out how multi-modal city travelers move around.
CityLab
December 18, 2014, 1pm PST
A blogger writes that bike advocates should think outside the bike lane to bike parking facilities—only when the costs of biking are externalized will a critical mass adopt biking.
Bike Portland
December 7, 2014, 9am PST
The city of Santa Monica recently released a report to assess its progress toward meeting the goals of the Santa Monica Bike Action Plan.
Santa Monica Daily News
November 27, 2014, 11am PST
Cincinnati currently stands at 45th in the nation in bike commuting share. But the city is bike commute share is leading the nation in its rate of adoption.
Next City
June 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
The Los Angeles City Council asked city engineers to explore an proposal that would close an 8.5-mile gap in a bike path that runs inside the Los Angeles River channel—connecting Long Beach to Downtown Los Angeles.
KCET
December 7, 2013, 1pm PST
This train is not steel wheels on steel rail - it is multiple two-wheeled rubber tires, commuting together, providing support and safety to novice cyclists, but sometimes it backfires. Interviewed is a frustrated motorist who intimidated them.
NPR
November 25, 2013, 6am PST
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that college towns are even better at encouraging bicycle commuting than the most notable big cities (Portland, Seattle, etc); even when excluding commuting for school. What's their secret?
BikePortland.org
November 21, 2013, 10am PST
Detroit is the unlikely name atop the League of American Bicyclists' new list of cities that have grown their share of bike commuters the most between 1990-2012.
DC.Streetsblog
November 2, 2012, 1pm PDT
With gasoline increasingly hard to find in New York and many subway lines still down, biking has surged in popularity in the aftermath of Sandy. Bikes are selling briskly and new adherents are jumping in the saddle.
CNBC