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Dear Motorist: A Follow-Up

Last month, following the rash of cycling fatalities in London over a two week period, I composed a post called Learning from London (Or Are We?) in which I reviewed and critiqued the reactions of the media, the mayor and a former Olympic cyclist. My point, that there isn’t a single type of road user [...]

The Daily Commute & Bike Sharing on NPR

I want to start this post by sharing a little secret of mine.  Perhaps it’s not a secret so much as an admission, but I think it’s relevant to the content of this post nonetheless. Here goes – I have never used a bike sharing system.  For starters, I’ve never lived in a city that [...]

Wear your Helmet in Style: Review of the RockiNoggins Helmet Cover

 Hi, everyone. This is my latest product review for Commute by Bike (and this time, we wade into controversial waters!) All my friends and family know, often to their irritation and embarrassment, that I never shy away from controversy, even if paid to do so (which I haven’t been). My three favorite topics to bring [...]

The 2013 CommuteByBike.com Holiday Gift Guide!

Its that time of year again.  That time of year for wallowing in the gift giving ambiguities of consumerism, generosity and self-interest.  We are here to help you through this mess with some clear and concise holiday gift related strategies.   #1: Consumerism: Attack this problem head on by tying consumerism to products that help [...]

Learning from London (Or Are We?)

Six cyclists have died in London in two weeks. This can’t possibly be breaking news for anyone who is reading a cycling blog (or reading in general) as this rash of fatalities has been widely covered by major news outlets from every conceivable angle. BBC News alone has published pieces such as “London Cycle Deaths: [...]

Dissertating About Urban Cycling

An interesting little tidbit arrived in my inbox this week.  It was an email from Lund University in Sweden about a study on mobility, planning, and cycling.  The study, officially titled “Velomobility – A critical analysis of planning and space”, was conducted by PhD student Till Koglin at Lund University. It’s a comparative analysis of [...]