We know how to make our streets so safe that no cyclist really needs a helmet. Should we all wear them anyway?
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality is a new book by Chris Bruntlett and Melissa Bruntlett aimed at sharing the successful strategies The Netherlands has used to build cities at a human scale.
Strong Towns’s Aubrey Byron interviews John Simmerman and Amanda Popken, who presented on placemaking and tactical urbanism at our recent North Texas Regional Gathering.
John Simmerman and his organization Active Towns want to see a massive increase in the number of places with a culture of physical activity. Come see John speak at the Strong Towns Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas, and learn what he’s doing to help create that change.
Electric bikes and scooters have enormous advantages for short urban trips. How will they change our cities? When Elisha Otis introduced the safety elevator in 1852, he never imagined skyscrapers.
Myth busting time: that infuriating thing you saw a bicyclist do the other day? They were probably doing it for a reason, that reason probably had to do with safety, and it might not have been against the law after all.
Here are 3 reasons why drivers should be celebrating and championing bike lanes, not lamenting them.
By overemphasizing vehicle Level of Service (LOS) we justify expensive, overbuilt streets that are dangerously inhospitable to people—just so drivers won’t be inconvenienced during peak travel times.
The smallest step might actually be the smartest one.
An unlikely town has become a hub for cycling and mountain biking — and it’s paying serious dividends for the community.
This creative bike rental program bridges the gap between short-term bike share and full bike ownership — making bikes accessible to those who normally couldn’t afford them.
…even when they get rid of a few parking spots in the process.
The town of Thomasville, GA is taking small and affordable but very impactful steps to make its downtown more welcoming to people on bikes.
If handled delicately, tactfully and shamelessly, everyone can learn a lot from having The Talk… about biking and walking.
Can we put a dollar value on parks, even though they don't pay taxes?
My small Midwestern town is an ideal place to bike, which makes the whole community more affordable for everyone. And it's not because of protected bike lanes...
Biking is shifting from an insider club of Lycra-clad hobbyists to a diverse cross-section of Americans who ride for all sorts of reasons.
Our collective failure to make the bicycle a viable transportation option for most Americans says more about our confused approach to city management than it does about a movement to rid the world of bike lanes.
Roadway changes that give more space to pedestrians, bicyclists, or buses may challenge the status quo, but multimodal communities will be more resilient in the long run.
This summer, I broke my jaw in a crash with another cyclist who was going the wrong way in my bike lane. But I don't blame him for what happened.