Bike Culture

Biking

The Diversity of Biking in Art and Culture

Bikes are an important part of many people’s lives, and fostering a world where cycling has a place involves recognizing this diversity of experience.

September 19, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

Bike Amsterdam

U.N. Declares ‘World Bicycle Day’

International celebrations commence June 3.

April 20, 2018 - Bike Europe

Huge Surge in Biking in Santa Monica

The city of Santa Monica recently released a report to assess its progress toward meeting the goals of the Santa Monica Bike Action Plan.

December 7, 2014 - Santa Monica Daily News

The Rise of Memphis as a Cycling City

In 2009, Memphis was one of the worst cities for cycling, but it quickly reversed its course, becoming the most improved city for cycling according to Bicycling magazine in 2012.

November 8, 2014 - CityLab

Amsterdam Bikes

How One City Cultivates its Bike Culture

As a case study of bike culture, in which riding bikes is a normal and respected decision, Jeremy Holmes studies the example provided by Roanoke, Virginia.

September 5, 2014 - Mobility Lab

Portland Cycling

How Did Portland Become North America's Bicycling Capital?

In retrospect, it may seem like Portland’s biking boom was inevitable. But not too long ago the city was eclipsed by other Pac NW cities for share of bicycle commuters. What happened between 2002-2008 to kick-start the city’s bike craze?

July 9, 2013 - BikePortland

L.A. Gets a New Set of Wheels

In The New York Times, Adam Nagourney chronicles the rise of bicycle culture in a city defined for decades by its cars, but with a climate perfectly suited to non-motorized transportation.

May 22, 2012 - The New York Times

Bike Culture Gets Rolling in Mexico City

William Booth reports on the improbable growth of bike culture in a city long known for its choking air and anarchic traffic.

April 12, 2012 - The Washington Post

Trying to Save Beijing's Iconic Bikes

Debra Bruno laments the "de-bikification" of Beijing and profiles the efforts of one NGO to stem the tide.

April 9, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Copenhagen's Bikes on Rails

Jonna McKone of TheCityFix looks at Copenhagen's recently added rail cars that are specifically for bicyclists and other passengers with special needs.

January 7, 2011 - TheCityFix

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