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Biking

April 29, 2020, 8am PDT
Riding a bicycle is not only a coping mechanism; it's also a way to protect ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
March 31, 2020, 8am PDT
Cities have an opportunity to make bold changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists the space on streets that they deserve.
The Verge
March 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The closure will give cyclists and pedestrians a safe roadway to use while maintaining social distancing.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
March 2, 2020, 11am PST
The NBA star says bikes have played an important role in his life, and he wants young people to have the same access and freedom that biking gave him.
Outside
February 16, 2020, 11am PST
Dockless bikes offer the unexpected and help users navigate and understand the urban environment in new and different ways.
Next City
January 7, 2020, 7am PST
New analysis of National Household Travel Survey data shows that the United States has a long way to go to overcome the dominance of the automobile for daily travel.
Journal of Transport & Health via ScienceDirect
December 15, 2019, 1pm PST
The threat of climate change has not guided transportation planning in Chicago, and the city and region could be doing much more to promote sustainable transportation, according to the article.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 6, 2019, 5am PST
New York City will create green waves by adjusting traffic signals to keep cyclists moving, even when drivers will have to slow down.
The New York Times
September 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
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.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
July 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
Dublin’s future as a leading cycling city was once bright, but many plans have stalled or fallen by the wayside.
The Guardian
June 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Twice as many men as women commute by bike in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the likely reasons are varied.
MinnPost
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
May 17, 2019, 9am PDT
CityLab asked readers in carless households with kids about how they get around and the challenges they face.
CityLab
May 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.
Fast Company
February 14, 2019, 2pm PST
While ride-hailing is on the horizon for the Canadian city, the experience so far without the mode provides useful insight into its effects on regional mobility.
Slate
November 12, 2018, 7am PST
When it comes to food delivery, every second counts.
Forbes
Blog post
October 7, 2018, 7am PDT
As cities swell and car use soars, U.S. cities should take note of some bold, even radical, emissions-reducing policies being deployed around Europe.
Robert Fischer