Blog post
July 14, 2008, 3pm PDT
City cycling can be hectic. Let's be realistic: most American cities are not meant for cyclists. It would be great if they were, but for now, our city forms are primarily designed for the movement of cars. Because cities are made for cars, it's understandable that car drivers tend to disregard the fact that somebody might be riding a bike out there. (Interchange blogger Mike Lydon recently wrote an excellent piece about planning for bicycle networks.) Until our urban forms and public policies encourage the use of roads by a variety of transportation types, the burden is on cyclists to assert their role in the transit jungle. Communication is key to achieving this goal. Safe cycling (and safe transportation in general) relies heavily on communication. Safe cyclists speak bike language -- a rudimentary system made up of three main components: the wave, the yell and the nod.
Nate Berg
July 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Minneapolis area is already 2nd in the nation for the percentage of commuters who bike to work. With gas prices soaring, the number of bicyclists has soared. One route over the Mississippi River has seen a doubling of bikes from last year.</p>
Star Tribune
July 3, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Employers in the Seattle area are outpacing City Hall in providing incentives to employees not to drive to work in single occupancy cars. A state law even requires companies with 100 or more commuters to provide alternative commuting plans.</p>
The Seattle Times
June 15, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The City of Palo Alto, CA concludes that grocery stores are a lynchpin of walkable neighborhoods, and votes to establish new "grocery" zoning districts.</p>
Palo Alto Online News
June 11, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new web site that generates directions for cyclists could supplant the New York City Bike Map.</p>
June 4, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>What can leaders of a particularly hilly city do to encourage cycling? Well, they can try making it easier to ride a bike.</p>
May 15, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cyclist wins a "race" across Philadelphia, beating a car and city transit in fight through morning traffic.</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 13, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>After personally taking up cycling and seeing the city's poor reputation among cyclists firsthand, Mayor Thomas Menino is leading a campaign to make Boston a more bicycle-friendly city.</p>
The Boston Globe
May 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Biking gets serious in New York, where the city is investing millions in a system of dedicated bike lanes.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The City of Portland joins Davis, California, as the only other city to earn the League of American Bicyclists' Platinum rating.</p>
The Oregonian
May 6, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In this interview from last year, the now newly-elected mayor of London, Boris Johnson, talks about the importance of biking in the city, improving public transportation, and abolishing the city's congestion pricing system.</p>
May 5, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Students at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey are protesting after the principal refused to accept a new bike rack as a gift from the school's environmental club.</p>
April 18, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The German city of Bremen has lessons to teach North American cities about sustainable transportation, according to this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>.</p>
The Toronto Star
April 17, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A new design competition is hoping to reshape the transit-inaccessible neighborhood of Red Hook into New York City's most bicycle-friendly community.</p>
New York Post
April 10, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Over 100 years ago, a wooden bicycle highway linked Pasadena to Los Angeles. Now cycling activists are hoping that, by closing the Arroyo Seco Parkway to automobiles for "ArroyoFest," Angelinos can once again imagine a cycling future for LA.</p>
April 6, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new 30-second television commercial from State Farm insurance suggests that commuting to work by bike is humiliating. But is the ad sending a more subversive message?</p>
March 31, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>More people in British Columbia are responding to higher gas prices by ditching their cars and rising bikes, taking transit and walking, according to a recent survey.</p>
The Vancouver Sun
March 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Why Americans don't cycle in the cold and rain, and why they do in Amsterdam.</p>
March 21, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>High rates of accidents and few bike lanes make Indianapolis a dangerous place to ride a bike, according to this article.</p>
The Indianapolis Star
Blog post
March 18, 2008, 7am PDT

If you think of the most bicycle-friendly cities in America, surely you do not think of Miami. In fact, if you have ever been to the "Magic City," or perhaps live here, you probably shudder at the idea of using two wheels instead of four. That may be changing.

Mike Lydon