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Phoenix’ Pre-Columbian Bike Paths

Here we go again. The framing of new cycling policies and infrastructure in New York as a “war.” This time it’s cycling advocates regurgitating this unhelpful construct. It’s in the form of a slickly produced video from EcoMobility. The cycling advocates in this video are attractive and well-spoken. In the other corner, representing the anti-cyclist [...]

‘Don’t Be a Jerk’

Is all hell breaking loose in New York City? If it were, would anyone notice? A few days ago, I linked to a Fox News article which ridiculously framed New York City’s efforts to increase bike commuting as a “war on cars.” (And there I go repeating that nonsense again.) Forgive me, but I’m now [...]

‘Some might say there is a war on cars…’

Here’s a de-facto case study illustrating the UK side of Stacey Moses’ post, Bicycle Commuting Incentives: US v UK: Cadherent Ltd is a UK-based CAD, multi-media, design and drafting company that participates in the country’s Bike2Work program, with 80% of their staff participating. [T]he bike racks outside… are crammed with cycles, courtesy of the Bike2Work [...]

DC’s Bike Share Proliferation

DC is quickly becoming one of the most progressive bike share cities in the US.  It hasn’t been the smoothest road, but in less than a year, the Nation’s capital has made great strides in improving access to bikes for residents and tourists. In March of 2010, Revolution Cycles, an independent bicycle retailer with four [...]

MapQuest and OpenStreetMap: Is there a Bike Under the Hood?

The MapQuest Dev Blog has announced that MapQuest can map a bike route using data from OpenStreetMap. Before you get too excited, there’s no place yet on MapQuest where you can search for bike directions, but it may mean that they are one step closer a user-friendly way to map a bike route using real-world [...]

Specialized 12th Commuter Challenge Results

The Specialized Commuter Cup Challenge is simple: Be the company that out bike’s them all! You think your company has some devoted cyclists? Prove it!. Is your company “Tiny but Tough”? “Mighty and Small”? In the “Medium Big League”? Or out to rule them all in our “Big Mac Attack” category? Use the SCCC to encourage [...]