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Archive for November, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! from Commute By Bike

Photo Credit: Jackson Bike Advocates Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Among many other things, I am very thankful for the turkey poputlation’s (presumably unwilling) support of many of our upcoming bike commutes. What bike commuting related blessings are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving?

‘Don’t Be a Jerk’

Is all hell breaking loose in New York City? If it were, would anyone notice? A few days ago, I linked to a Fox News article which ridiculously framed New York City’s efforts to increase bike commuting as a “war on cars.” (And there I go repeating that nonsense again.) Forgive me, but I’m now [...]

Benting to Work

BluesCat is a 60-year-old Phoenix, Arizona resident who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]

Commute By Bike’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Are bike commuters generous as a group? Do we take a piece of what we love and try to bestow it on others to enable their bike commute. As a bike commuting advocate, is it better to give or receive? The answer is Yes. We recommended giving simple usable bike commuting gifts that inspire your [...]

‘Some might say there is a war on cars…’

Here’s a de-facto case study illustrating the UK side of Stacey Moses’ post, Bicycle Commuting Incentives: US v UK: Cadherent Ltd is a UK-based CAD, multi-media, design and drafting company that participates in the country’s Bike2Work program, with 80% of their staff participating. [T]he bike racks outside… are crammed with cycles, courtesy of the Bike2Work [...]

Bicycle Commuting Incentives: US v UK

The juxtaposition of the bicycle commuter benefits offered by the United States and the United Kingdom is, in a word, revealing.  As of January 1, 2009, the Bicycle Commuter Act, which is part of the Renewable Energy Tax Credit legislation, has given US employers the ability to contribute to employees’ commuting expenses as a non-taxable [...]