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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 […]

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 […]