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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
August 13, 2018, 5am PDT
Miles brings the frequent flyer concept to ground level by offering rewards for your daily commute.
The Verge
June 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Because it forces infill and efficient transit, among other things, traffic is actually good per capita GDP and jobs.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic
May 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
Ninety percent of respondents to a recent survey overestimated the time it would take to walk or bike to work, and those with parking permits were the worst at guessing their commute times.
The New York Times
December 19, 2017, 8am PST
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
Bike Portland
Blog post
October 4, 2017, 2pm PDT

Recently released travel data show Americans returning to their cars as the economic recovery deepens. Alternative forms of transportation are not attracting new users.

Steven Polzin
September 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.
Greater Greater Washington