Bike Commuting

Man riding bicycle wearing black helmet on New York City street.

Tracking the Rise of Biking in the U.S.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, most U.S. cities saw a sharp rise in the number of trips taken by bike, but a recent plateau indicates a need for better infrastructure to promote continued growth.

September 27, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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

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

Dearborn Street Bike Lane

Cycling Rates Remain High Across the Country

The bike boom that began during the pandemic shows no signs of abating, according to a new report.

December 1, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Sunstar electric bikes displayed during the japanese festival in Geneva on the 7th october 2012

The E-Bike Boom Continues

The popularity of electric bikes doesn't seem to be waning as the devices outpace electric car sales by almost two to one.

November 21, 2021 - The New York Times

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

Bike Traffic Up 88 Percent On New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

Bike ridership nearly doubled after New York City installed a new bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge.

November 15, 2021 - AMNY

Bike Infrastructure

Opinion: Sharrows Are 'Make Believe Infrastructure'

The road markings known as 'sharrows' are meant to make streets safer for cyclists, but critics argue they're nothing but a convenient compromise that favors drivers and fails to improve road safety.

November 11, 2021 - Medium

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

Bike Commuter

Breaking Down the Federal Bike Commuter Benefit

The flexible credit is meant to support a variety of bike-related expenses, including bike share memberships.

October 15, 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

Hipster Cyclists

Race, Infrastructure, and Police in Cycling

Recent research suggests that cyclists of color are more likely to receive citations, but enforcement has little correlation with improved safety.

September 13, 2021 - Science Direct

Capitol Hill

The Public Health Benefits of Bike Share, Quantified

New research shows that bike share use has a positive impact on public health, even in less bikeable cities.

August 2, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Young man cruises on by on an empty Grand Ave. in the heart of Los Angeles.

E-Bike Sales are Booming in the U.K. and U.S.

As more people buy e-bikes for regular commuting and transportation, cycling advocates are calling for cities to beef up investment in safe infrastructure.

July 15, 2021 - Treehugger

Prospect Park Bike Lane

Bike Infrastructure and Economic Opportunity

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.

August 6, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

San Mateo Bikeshare

Bike to Work and Live Longer

A large scale study conducted in the U.K. shows biking to work leads to a longer life, despite dangers on the roads.

May 16, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Colorado Multi-Modlaism

Survey Finds Bike Commuting up 25% in Downtown Denver

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."

January 11, 2018 - Streetsblog Denver

Bike Commuter

Senate GOP Tax Cutters Target Bike Commuter Tax Benefit

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.

November 27, 2017 - Bicycling

Marvin Braude Bike Path

Getting Active: More Money for California Bike and Pedestrian Trails

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.

September 15, 2017 - Streetsblog

Plunger

Providence the Latest City to Get Toilet-Plunger Bike Lane

Bike advocates are plumbing new depths, with a growing trend toward placing plungers to act as separators for bike lanes.

June 14, 2017 - Bicycling

orlando, Florida

Finding a Way to Bike in Orlando

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.

May 11, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel

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