“Please don’t hit me” and other thoughts while on the bike

Time Out mag’s “13 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head While Biking in New York” is pretty spot on.

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Bikeshare, Connecting People From Point A to Point B

Bikeshare stations are starting to crop up like crazy across the U.S. (and other parts of the country), but are the bike share systems, like D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare (or CaBi) meant to take cars off the roads? Is it meant to shift commuters from public transit to the bikeshare sytem? Emily Badger, over at The…

Bike Infrastructure is Great for Local Businesses

I’m catching up on my long cue of potential posts, which is why some things may be slightly outdated. When I saw the title of this Taking the Lane post back in May, my first reaction was more along the lines of, “wait a minute? How is this debate over?” And then I read the…

There Is a Reason to My Bike Commute Madness

Cross-posted from my GCimages blog. Everyone (should) knows that exercise is good for you. Not just the obvious physical benefits wherein you lose your flabs and fats and start looking a lot better than your sedentary self, but exercise is also good for your brain. I knew there was a reason why I started commuting…

Cyclist Attacked on D.C. Trail For No Real Reason

I read about occasional instances where runners and cyclists along the Capital Crescent and Met Branch trails get attacked and robbed from, but this… this is just too much. Earlier this week, on his way home from work on the Met Branch Trail, a 37-year-old bicyclist reported being attacked by about 15 youths, according to…

Encouraging Bicycling to Bring Businesses to Bring More Bicycling

There have been plenty of articles and blog posts about a downward trend in millennials’ ownership of cars and homes, with the concern that we may be hurting the economy. Baby boomers, according to this NBC piece, are more likely to buy cars than we are. Referenced as the “cheapest generation”, this Atlantic piece dives…