Bicycling

April 21, 2009, 7am PDT
As urban cycling increases, cities like Seattle are finding that they need to change the way they think about users of the road.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 26, 2009, 11am PDT
BikePortland.com editor Jonathan Maus interviews Rep. Wayne Krieger about his legislation requiring cyclists to register their bicycles.
BikePortland.org
March 24, 2009, 10am PDT
Marin County has a reputation to live up to. In this column, Sausalito does just that in its treatment of hordes of cycling tourists who rent bikes on Fisherman's Wharf, pedal across the GG Bridge to have lunch in Sausalito, and return on the ferry.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 9, 2009, 12pm PDT
A longtime urban cyclist compares cycling today with cycling twenty years ago, and considers how best to move forward.
The New York Times
March 7, 2009, 11am PST
Jay Walljasper writes that bike-sharing programs are transforming life in European cities from Oslo to Rome, Barcelona to Vienna, and giving visitors a great new way to sightsee.
NWA Traveler
February 13, 2009, 7am PST
A BBC story on Paris's groundbreaking bike-share system greatly exaggerates the threat posed by theft and vandalism.
Streetsblog
January 27, 2009, 11am PST
"Level of service" is a ranking used by transportation engineers to assess the performance of roads. Streetsblog argues that LOS distorts the development of mobility infrastructure by prioritizing cars over people.
StreetsBlog-SF
January 14, 2009, 8am PST
"All of a sudden it's hot", says long-time bike advocate and U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, who's hoping the country will ride this momentum towards a more sustainable pattern of development.
The New York Times
Blog post
December 30, 2008, 3pm PST

Single-family detached homes typically epitomize sprawl, while 4 or 5 story apartment buildings now seem to be the utopian ideal for livable neighborhoods. But some of the most livable and walkable neighborhoods I know are largely comprised of single family homes.

Diana DeRubertis
November 23, 2008, 11am PST
Bicycling Magazine has ranked U.S. cities in terms of air quality, bike infrastructure, and the number of other bikes on the road.
Austin 360
November 11, 2008, 7am PST
Urban Velo Magazine updates readers on new methods for making cities cycle-friendly, and provides a brief history of cycles in cities.
Urban Velo Magazine
November 3, 2008, 8am PST
New York City has released new bicycle counts that demonstrate a 35% increase from 2007 to 2008. Many believe this dramatic rise has much to do with the city's renewed commitment to alternative transportation.
The New York Times
Blog post
October 31, 2008, 10am PDT

The most recent bicycle counts from two of America's most progressive cities, New York City and Portland, have been made public. The results are impressive as much as they are instructive.

Mike Lydon
October 14, 2008, 9am PDT
As cycling increases in Philadelphia, more bike parking is needed. But the common upside-down U-shaped rack won't provide enough for the city, according to this piece from <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 25, 2008, 7am PDT
Public plazas have been cropping up along Broadway and Madison Square in New York, occupying spaces that were once traffic lanes.
USA Today
September 24, 2008, 9am PDT
Real estate agents at Pedal to Properties, a Colorado-based company, gives house tours by bike.
Rocky Mountain News
August 16, 2008, 9am PDT
AARP finds that 29% of older Americans polled say they are now walking as a way to avoid high gas prices, but 40% say the sidewalks in their area are inadequate.
Market Watch - Also Associated Press story
August 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
At last count, the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse includes six regular bike commuters including up-and-coming pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.
The Baltimore Sun
August 12, 2008, 6am PDT
Its pathway system increasingly congested with users, the city of Calgary has announced it is going to start ticketing speeding or reckless cyclists.
The Globe and Mail
August 7, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After years of being ranked one of the worst bicycling cities in America, the City of Boston is moving forward with bicycle infrastructure development as a means to cutting congestion and pollution.</p>
The Boston Globe