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Archive for June, 2008

CBB Poll: How physical is your job?

This thread at BikeForums brings up an interesting point — what types of jobs do people commute to? Do most bike commuters have sedentary desk jobs? Does anybody commute by bike to a job that involves back breaking hard labor? Where do you fit?

Cyclomacy

What kind of bicycle diplomat (cyclomat?) are you? If you’re an Obama biker, you probably make eye contact with drivers, signal your turns, and yield the right-of-way when appropriate. If you’re a McCain biker, you have a window punch in your left hand, some Halt in the right, and greet drivers with a wry, Cheney-esque […]

Canada to exchange bikes for old cars

Environment Canada and the Clean Air foundation announced a new National Vehicle Scrappage program today, offering incentives — including bicycles — to people who scrap their 1995 or older motor vehicles. “We know Canadians want to do their part to help clean up the air we breathe and our Government shares their desire,” said Minister […]

Q&A: How can I persuade my company to help?

Ed – Below is a question from a reader. If you’ve got some ideas for him, please put them in the comments. If you have a question of your own, please send it to diggers@commutebybike.com. From Mark: How can I (you, me, anyone) spur companies to invest in bike lockers or other facilities? I do […]

Bike commuting all around

We’ve all read about how bike commuting is on the rise in areas where bicycling is already popular such as Portland, OR; San Francisco; New York; and Boulder, CO. But what about where you live? Are rising gas prices making bike commuting more acceptable and visible? I did a quick survey of news on bike […]

Drunk driver slams into a Mexican bike race, killing one

What’s your biggest fear during your daily bike commute? Yesterday an American drunk driver fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into a group of bike racers fifteen minutes after they had taken off. One was killed and several others were seriously injured. Here’s the full story at msnbc.  Video coverage can be seen here. […]