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Bicycle blog bicycle news

BRaIN gives a nice overview of “yellow bike” rental schemes (historical, proposed and real) in Paris, Chicago; San Francisco; New York; Washington, DC; Portland, OR; and even Lexington, Kentucky. The Bike Sharing Blog covers this trend in detail. Thunderhead Alliance released their first benchmarking report detailing the level of bicycling and walking in the United read more »

Social media and cycling advocacy

Yesterday, we learned how Barb Chamberlain became director of Washington Bikes, the cycling advocacy group for the state of Washington. I first met Barb online; both of us actively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus to interact with other cyclists and advocates. I asked her how she and Washington Bikes 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 »

Monterey Bay region considers Complete Streets guide

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) composed of the counties and cities in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties has published a draft for their proposed Complete Streets Guide.

A Federal Complete Streets law?

Bipartisan bill to require Complete Streets policies nationwide. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D – CA) and Congressman David Joyce (R – OH) introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure our nation’s roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The Safe read more »

Dan’s tips for cycling advocacy

I published this interview with Bicycle Colorado director Dan Grunig back in 2007. There have been some changes since then (Bicycle Colorado has grown, Thunderhead Alliance is now “The Alliance for Biking and Walking”) but Dan’s advice on getting involved with local advocacy still holds true. I intended this to be the start of a read more »