Author: Zach

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The Fascinating Way Bicycling Brings Us Closer Together

In each society, there are differences in how we treat personal space. Even from one person to the next, there are differences, but for the most part, each society has some norms. Seattle-based landscape architecture student Peter Cromwell, in the fascinating presentation below, shows what distances are normal “public distances,” what are normal “social distances,” what are normal “personal distances,” […]

December 15th

14 Options For Better Bike Lanes (Infographic)

It’s long been a debate between “hard-core” American bicyclists and European-style American (and European) bicyclists: protected bike lanes (and even bike lanes, in general) vs on-road bicycling mixed with automobile traffic. But the masses clearly prefer protected bike lanes, and plenty of research (including my own) has shown that protected bike lanes are safer and encourage […]

December 14th

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Our Cities Better Or Worse?

When you talk about the future of transportation*, some of us think about more bicyclists and bicycling, and a more bicycle-friendly world. However, for the average Joe, I think the main thing that comes to mind these days is self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are actually getting much closer to commercial reality than many of us […]

May 28th

This Messerschmitt Is Super Sweet

This isn’t quite a bike, but it’s pedal-powered and it’s awesome. It’s apparently called a Messerschmitt and it’s quite old, but the new thing about the one below is that it’s powered by human muscle and a bit of electricity. Here are more details from Jo Borras: Pedal-powered Messerschmitt is a Historic Human Hybrid (via […]

May 22nd

10 Things To Do On A Rainy Day (When You Can’t Ride Your Bike)

Well, you can of course ride your bike on a rainy day. I’ve done it many times. But if it’s a really rainy day, that’s not particularly fun for most of us, and also a bit more dangerous (as is driving, walking, and drifting…). We’ve been hit with some cold and rainy days recently in […]

May 4th

Second-hand bicycles: Buying online vs. buying in store

These days, more and more people are choosing bicycles as their preferred means of primary transport; understandably, as they provide various health and economic benefits as well as being an environmentally friendly alternative to getting around. Aside from that, riding a bike improves one’s cardiovascular fitness and is great way to keep in shape and exercise while getting […]

March 13th

Biking In Winter Is Awesome Because…

As recent weather reminds us, it’s cold in winter, especially when we face the wrath of climate craziness like the Polar Vortex. To many of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of biking is winter is: could I survive the cold? Well, if you can get over that hurdle of […]

February 3rd