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Advocacy

PBS’s ‘Pedal America’ Needs Another Season (at Least)

A week or so ago I spoke with Ira David, the host of Pedal America, “the only national television show in the United States that educates and inspires viewers to re-discover the travel, environmental, and health benefits of recreational bicycling.” This show was launched with a big splash at the National Bike Summit earlier this [...]

‘Why is that bicyclist in my lane?’ (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:  

I swear to inspire one more woman to ride a bike (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:

Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where the New York subway system may take weeks to recover, expect a lot of bikes to come out of mothballs. New York City bike advocates Transportation Alternatives are preparing to help erstwhile cyclists make the transition from neglect to success with commuter support stops. The “Bike Ambassadors” will [...]

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 [...]

World’s Top Selling Car Converted to a Bike Trailer

I’m always watching for tipping points; those moments when the tide turns and previously resistant adopters of cycling start to embrace pedal power. I looked over and saw my co-worker, Molly, looking at the image below. I called dibs. The photo was sent to us via the submission form on Bike Trailer Blog, a little [...]