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Strava map of route shaped like reindeer in San Diego, California.

California Cyclist Maps Animals Through Rides

The La Jolla resident plots local bike rides that, when viewed on a map, outline the shape of animals or seasonal items.

March 26, 2024 - La Jolla Light

View from behind of woman wearing helmet on bicycle riding on concrete causeway with water on either side.

A National Bike Trail Network Is Slowly Growing

Around the United States, new bike lanes and trails are connecting communities via two (or three) wheels.

March 20, 2024 - Associated Press

Woman in purple helmet on orange e-bike with baby in seat on back of bike.

E-Bike Lending Libraries Offer Free Access to a New Mode

For people who can’t afford to buy an e-bike, or aren’t sure if they want to make the investment, e-bike libraries offer a risk-free way to try one out.

March 18, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

White bike helmet lies upturned on a road with red bicylce underneath the front of a far in the background.

Florida Is the Deadliest State for Cyclists

Seven of the 10 U.S. counties with the highest cyclist fatality rates are located in Florida, new analysis shows.

February 20, 2024 - The Guardian

People riding bikes on a paved bike trail.

Promoting Cycling as Public Health Measure

An argument for better bike infrastructure from a healthcare perspective.

February 9, 2024 - Healthy Debate

People on bike share bikes on bridge with Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline in background

Minnesota Awards Active Transportation Grants

The grants are aimed at helping cities create action plans for improving their bike and pedestrian networks.

January 31, 2024 - KEYC News Now

B-cycle bike share station with white bikes on street in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Leaders Look to Revive Dormant Bike Plan

The city’s 12-year-old plan to improve its bike network has made little headway. Now, city leaders hope to revitalize the effort.

December 4, 2023 - San Antonio Report

Close-up of bike handlebars with smart phone showing Strava app in handlebar holder. Green grass in background.

How Strava Metro Data Inform Planning and Decision-Making

Strava just announced the ten-year anniversary of Metro, a proprietary web platform that provides data insights to partner organizations to make active transportation better for cyclists and pedestrians.

November 20, 2023 - Strava Press

Group of four children with backpacks and helmets riding and walking their bikes.

Study: School Biking Programs Can Boost Student Health

A survey of middle school students who participated in in-school cycling programs showed a potential correlation to improved mental health.

October 16, 2023 - Loma Linda University Health

Close-up of 'bike lane' road sign with bike logo

Report: U.S. Biking Boom Slows

The pandemic bike boom is petering out, but more Americans are biking than ever before, signaling a need for cities to keep improving bike infrastructure and make roads safer for cyclists.

October 2, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

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

View of Dallas city skyline with moderately busy freeway in foreground at twilight.

How to Reduce Excess Vehicle Travel

Some experts claim that remote work is the most effective way to reduce vehicle travel, but my research indicates that improving and encouraging walking, bicycling, and public transit can provide larger impacts and benefits.

September 8, 2023 - Todd Litman

Person on mountain bike biking on trail in Colorado with mountains in background

‘Queer Byke Brigade’ Wants to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

A Colorado group of bike enthusiasts is creating a safe, welcoming outdoor space for LGBTQ+ people in Montezuma County.

June 29, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

Bike Light

People on Bikes Outnumber Drivers in the City of London

The City of London’s efforts to increase biking and reduce driving has finally achieved a long-term goal: a preference for biking over driving.

March 24, 2023 - Forbes

Close-up of person sitting on electric bike

Federal E-Bike Rebate Bill Reintroduced

The bill, part of an effort to encourage active transportation for short trips and take cars off U.S. roads, would cover 30 percent of the cost of an electric bike.

March 23, 2023 - Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Gravel trail winds through grassy marshy field in Baylands Park, Palo Alto

Palo Alto E-Bike Ban Faces Local Backlash

Local cyclists are resisting a plan to prohibit e-bikes in all of the city’s open space preserves.

February 23, 2023 - Palo Alto Weekly

Indego

Study: Bikeshare Boosts Riding in Philadelphia

Public health researchers outline the benefits of Philadelphia’s Indego bikeshare network, which has encouraged more residents to choose biking over other transit modes.

November 2, 2022 - WHYY

Bike on bridge in Minneapolis with skyline in background

Study: Biking Brings Happiness

A Minneapolis study showed cyclists experienced the highest rates of satisfaction during their commute.

October 5, 2022 - Forbes

Red Metrorail train in downtown Houston, Texas

Houston Inches Toward Reduced Car Dependency

The city is investing more in biking, walking, and public transit, but a lack of funding and counterproductive moves from the Texas Department of Transportation are slowing the process of shifting away from personal automobile dependency.

August 24, 2022 - Houston Public Media

A cyclist on a path in Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin

After Repealing Complete Streets, Wisconsin Falls to 29th Most Bike-Friendly State

Despite a rise in bicycling by residents, Wisconsin has dedicated disappointingly low amounts of funding and resources to bike infrastructure.

July 25, 2022 - Sun Prairie Star

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