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“The Great Debate” Goes Mainstream?

It’s a good thing that more stakeholders are now being drawn into the discussion, right? Or does it carry the risk that the media’s reductive tendencies will paint the various sides of the debate into grotesque caricatures, such as equating cycling infrastructure to a “war on cars?”

Analyzing Cyclist Behavior with Velo’v Bike Share

Earlier this month, an interesting preliminary study was released from France detailing cyclist behavior with data collected from the Velo’v bike share system in Lyon, France. The Velo’v bike sharing system is a very extensive system with approximately 4000 bicycles available at 343 stations around the city of Lyon. For the most part, the Velo’v […]

‘Parking is kind of like dark matter in the universe’ (Roundup)

Do you think that because you commute by bike, that you don’t have to worry about parking? Well now you do.

‘You better be pimpin’ with that helmet on tight’ (Roundup)

I would really hate for anyone to ever think that a PSA this contrived and cheesy would have convinced me to wear a helmet.  Still, it’s not a good enough reason for me not to wear one. One YouTube commenter wrote, “I’m 99% sure this was made in some community service plea bargain agreement with […]

How Workplaces Are Incentivizing the Ride

At the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., commuting by bike to work is second nature for many of the employees.  In fact, CEO of National Geographic Society, John Fahey, encourages it.  National Public Radio’s Morning Edition recently featured Fahey and his crew on their daily lunchtime ride in the story Switching Gears: More Commuters […]

‘A bunch of lycra-wearing, leg-shaving, Critical Massing, pedal-pushing hippies’

We’ve been wondering what the new Congress will do for Federal cycling projects–or do to cycling projects. So has Rick Vosper over at Bike 2.0, and he’s not feeling optimistic at all. [I]t’s a pretty good bet the new Congress isn’t going to be very sympathetic to renewing billions of dollars of Federal, State, and/or […]