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Archive for October, 2012

‘A lifetime of being active can begin on the way to school’ (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:

1979′s ‘Americathon’ Depicted a Bike-Friendly America

I’ve never seen this movie, but 1979′s Americathon depicted a 1998 “future” America where the USA has run out of oil, and Americans have begun riding bicycles for transportation. Yet it’s apparently not a future that the country chose by redesigning and tweaking infrastructure, and consciously changing transportation and energy policies. It seems as though [...]

Cher is ‘Sic of these IDIOTS’ (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days: Cher the Road This one requires a little [...]

Led Astray by the Google Gal

Over two years ago, Google Maps added bicycling navigation directions to the application for Android smartphones. At first it was pretty buggy, and one of the complaints was it generated more automobile routes than bicycling routes. For that reason, I put off testing it and it just fell off my to-do radar. I used Google [...]

The Electric Car: A Fireless Dragon

It’s been two years since Arleigh Jenkins announced here that she had been hit by a car. Arliegh was the previous editor of Commute by Bike. Her collision with a car led her to find a new home for this blog. A bunch of stuff happened, and I became the new editor. Here’s another recent [...]