Artcrank NYC Bicycle Poster Show and Party Tomorrow

Two-wheeled travel sparks creative expression, and one consistent sign is the Artcrank NYC show and sale of handmade, bicycling-inspired posters. It opens at Bicycle Habitat this Thursday, September 26, and extends through Friday. Admission is free. For the second year, the shop’s SoHo [...]

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Eyes on the Street: Bike Share Takes Manhattan

Citi Bike's first Manhattan installation, at Fulton Street and Cliff Street in the Financial District. Photo: CitibikeNYC/Twitter
Citi Bike station installations began in Bed Stuy about ten days ago, working west through Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. Now, with about 60 stations installed, bike-share has crossed the East River, the Citi Bike Twitter feed informs us that [...]

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Citi Bike Share Launch Gets Underway

As surely as daffodil blooms signal the new season, last weekend’s sprouting of the first docking stations (no bikes yet), in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, heralded the roll-out of New York City’s long-awaited Citi Bike share. The Citi Bike share launch will give New Yorkers 24/7, [...]

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Women Bike Webinar: Getting More Moms and Families on Bikes

Research consistently shows that women shoulder more of the household responsibilities, including childcare and transportation. Whether running errands or shuttling kids, women often face additional considerations when it comes to getting around by bike. So join us for our next Women Bike webinar — April 11, from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. EDT — as we [...]

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How Much Driving Is Avoided When Someone Rides a Bike?

If Jane Doe rides her bike a mile to the post office and then back home, is it fair to assume she just avoided two miles of driving? And can we then assume that she prevented 2.2 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted?
Photo: Bike Reviews
That’s more or less the way most agencies calculate averted vehicle-miles traveled. [...]

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Bike Law University: Vulnerable Road User Laws

The “Vulnerable Road User” concept is a new and powerful tool — and it’s taking root throughout the country. Recent legislative successes include the “Access to Justice for Bicyclists Act of 2012” in Washington D.C., the recent endorsement of a vulnerable user ordinance by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (read more about that campaign [...]

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Women’s Forum Recap: Adonia Lugo on Bike Justice and “Human Infrastructure”

As a bicycle commuter, Adonia Lugo noticed a clear shift in cycling when she moved from Portland to Los Angeles in 2007. For the innovative scholar, that distinction led to a whole new approach to bicycle advocacy. “I was struck by the impact the transportation culture had on my experience of biking,” she says. “And [...]

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On North American Streets, Space for Bikes Is Right There If You Want It

The "arrogance" of car-centric engineering would assume these overly wide lanes can never be narrowed. Experience from Copenhagen shows otherwise. Image: Copenhagenize
Imagine how the sheer amount of space given over to cars in North American cities must look to someone from a place with real multi-modal streets. To Copenhagenize‘s Mikael Colville-Andersen, the word that comes [...]

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