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In Tokyo a bicycle is faster than a car: Useless information or instructive tale?

“In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.” Thus saith the Internet. Many of us who live or have lived in congested cities will find this easy to believe. This “fact” was brought to my attention by Ray, a reader of Commute by Bike, who found [...]

London Cyclist : May Round Up

This roundup is provided by Andreas from London Cyclist.  Monthly, we are asking for roundups from your city, town or state area.  Email us if you would like to contribute. In London the so called “cycling revolution” is taking its first initial baby steps. We had the announcement that the London Cycle Hire Scheme which [...]

Bike Month in Carson City

My friend, Jeff Moser, runs BikeCarson.com. A great website that keeps people up to date with things happening in Carson City, Nevada..  He has a ton of events happening for Bike Month. Bike Month 2010 April 29th – (Almost) Full Moon MTB Ride May 2nd – 3rd Annual Tour of Carson from Bike Habitat May [...]

Bicycle Design Blog

It isn’t a secret that I am a big fan of what James is doing over at BicycleDesign.net.  He pulls the coolest fringe concepts and bikes out of the industry that most people forget about or ignore.  In the past month they have talked about a few very interesting bikes and concepts, instead of rewriting [...]

Nashbar Garment Bag Pannier Review

A wonderful reader, Phil, shot us an email last week about a garment bag review he did.  Thank you for the okay to post it on Commute By Bike! Nashbar Garment Bag Pannier I bought this garment bag pannier in October of 2008 when I decided that I wanted to commute by bike to work [...]

Active Community Transportation Act

This was found in my email this morning from our local Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Dick Winters. Many of you may already know that 76,000 Americans have been hit by cars while walking or biking in their communities in the last 15 years.  That’s because most of America’s roads are designed for cars – [...]