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I’m catching up on my long cue of potential posts, which is why some things may be slightly outdated.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…

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…

Bicycling: A State of Mind

This post from Elly Blue on Bicycling is a little old, but each time I come back to it the more I think about how my cycling “habit” has developed, especially now as the weather is turning warmer (i.e., there’s really no excuse unless it’s gale force wind hurricane monsoon drench downpour). When I first…

Biking is Good For the Brain, Especially Young Brains

Here’s an interesting tidbit I came across in Atlantic Cities: A Danish study found that children who bike or walk to school had higher levels of concentration than children who were driven or took public transit to school. I’m not going to go into details about the study here but I surmise that cycling folks,…

Convincing More Women to Bike

In an effort to get more women on bikes, The Washington Area Bicyclist Association started a new program aimed at women, and so far the organization has raised $11,000. Citing Department of Transportation data, the Washington Examiner reports there are more men than women cyclists, but all the talk about getting more women on bikes…

The Best Biking Cities in the U.S. and Canada

The fact that U.S. cities aren’t exactly bike-friendly (by European standards anyway) isn’t anything new, but with the ever-growing number of people opting to bike for pleasure and transport shows promising signs of improvement like an increase in protected bike lanes and cycle tracks. Cue in Bike Score, brought to you by the same folks…