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Bikes on platform of Florida gubernatorial candidate

How many candidates for high office highlight their love for cycling on their campaign material? Say hello to the Reverend Kyle “K.C.” Gibson, who plans to run for the Florida Governor’s office in 2014.

America Bikes wants your Red White and Blue

Americans: The America Bikes Coalition wants your Independence Day Parade bike photos.

More Federal dollars for bike projects

Federal Transit Agency seeks public comment on proposed policy change for pedestrian and bicycle access projects Local governments can apply to several programs administered by the U.S. Federal Transit Agency (FTA) to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to transit centers. Under Federal law, any capital project to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access must have a read more »

Radicals, conservatives, liberals, progressives, and cyclists

How do you radicalize bike riders? I wasn’t always a wild-eyed anti-car bike radical. I, and probably thousands of other people like me, were just people who liked to get around by bike. I had no particular “bicycle idealogy.” I accepted that our transportation network was built for cars and made myself fit in by read more »

Cycling as a means of enabling the differently abled

Michie O’Day was born with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a genetic disorder in which tumors grow on the ends of nerve fibers. In O’Day’s case, the tumors grow in her brain and spinal cord. The disease and its treatment eventually led to loss of hearing and balance for Ms. O’Day. She is unable to participate read more »

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Claire Thompson at Grist references an old Times article about the declining interest today’s youth have in cars and observes today’s youth don’t seem to mind riding the bus so much.