The National Forum on Women & Bicycling

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists hosted an event in Washington D.C. that many of you are familiar with – the National Bike Summit. Advocates, planners, retailers, elected officials and more came together for this annual event, which boasted 2015’s theme “Bikes+”. Upon departing for D.C. last Monday evening, what excited me the most was…

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New York Women Defying the Divide in Sport

THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF STORIES THAT EXPLORES THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN BICYCLING. Last month’s introductory piece on women in cycling presented many of the obstacles that have formed over time to create a gender divide in the world of bicycling. What exists – an almost 1 to 4 ratio of women to…

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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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