This week, we covered a ton of bike-related topics including bike lanes, bike racks, and bike-friendly towns.
This week, as part of our Bikeability campaign, we asked readers to share examples of good (and not-so-good) bike racks in their communities. Here is a selection of some of your submissions.
How can we nudge towns to start becoming more people-oriented, and safe for all modes, ages, and abilities?
Incremental growth, flexible design, small bets...these are hallmarks of a Strong Towns approach, present in bike share. The bike share movement is inviting new users to try out bikes, and it's adapting to the needs of the towns and neighborhoods where it has been implemented.
John Simmerman is the founder of Active Towns. In this interview, he talks about strategies for creating a culture of activity in towns across America.
As people become increasingly frustrated dealing with traffic, perhaps we need to rethink the use of our transportation dollars and give the bicycle an opportunity to emerge in this chapter of history.
These low-cost strategies will make biking easier and safer in any community.
Victoria is a Canadian town with a bold mission: To become the best small biking city in the world. In this interview, Victoria's mayor talks about how the city plans to accomplish this goal and what it will mean for their community.
Mike Lydon of Street Plans Collaborative discusses cheap, tactical ways to improve bike-friendliness in towns big and small.
Biking within the flow of normal traffic is a safe and equitable option—if it's done correctly. Too often, however, local ordinances make this a confusing, challenging and dangerous task.
Once you get everyone pedaling, they become a team, unified by the excitement of riding together. Once everyone’s on a bike, all you see are smiles.
To bring together "bike for leisure" and "bike for transportation" people, you need to look beyond cycling itself and find the deeper principle that has people energized in the first place: the radical idea that people should move and associate freely in the streets of any town or city.
From getting started, to locating a lost bike, to enjoying the many benefits of biking, here's your comprehensive guide to the bike-friendly life.
Keith Laughlin, president of Rails to Trails, talks about how his organization is creatively improving bikeability in towns across the country.
A good bike rack can be a catalyst for change in cities big and small. Here's how to choose the right location and style, as well as advocate for more bike parking in your town.
There’s a new kid on the transportation block.
Eli Damon found freedom through biking—a visual disability prevents him from getting a drivers license, but biking has radically transformed his life and he now travels almost exclusively by bike.
Share pictures of your favorite (or least favorite) bike racks in your neighborhood with the hashtag #goodbikerack (or #badbikerack).
How do we encourage the largest untapped group of "Interested but Concerned" bike-users to embrace transportation cycling as a way of life? Here's one step that might help.
As part of Bike Week, we're offering a member-exclusive webcast exploring the benefits and drawbacks of bike lanes.