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Extended Commuting & Its Effects

How much does your commute cost you? Not simply in terms of money spent on whichever form of transportation you choose, but in terms of time spent. It has been said that ‘time is money’ and if this is to be believed, tons of money is squandered everyday between home and work. Washington Post’s Wonkblog […]

March 17th

Spain Tops World in Bicycle Count Growth

A company that has been making headlines lately, Eco-Counter, has once again released some intriguing data for cycle enthusiasts. The French firm recently unveiled its “2015 Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index” which details statistics pertaining to the increasing total global bike count. It seems, according to nextcity.org and the company’s approximately 1,500 counters, that Spain is […]

March 17th

Eco-Counter Records Bicycle Count Growth

Eco-Counter, a French business firm that has installed 12,000 automated people counters worldwide to measure bike and foot traffic, has recorded 3 years worth of data showing the bike ‘population’ growing at a rate that is actually faster than the human population. Peopleforbikes.org recently reported that the ‘global bike count has been rising 5 times […]

March 17th

Car-Free Sundays With Less Air & Noise Pollution

In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians. Grassroots group Minha Sampa campaigned for the event since […]

March 9th

Free Parking Keeps People In Cars

Apparently, people love their cars. And people love driving. Who knew? When surveyed, most commuters – even when offered the same tax benefits at $225 a month – would not trade in their car for public transit. Congress recently decided to give commuters the same paybacks whether saving money while using public transit or driving, […]

February 29th

Bike Commuting Triples In London, Driving Halves

The streets of London have seen an increase in bike riders and a decrease in car commuters. According to an article published by the BBC, the number of cyclists during rush hour will outnumber cars within the new few years. According to Transport for London, over the last decade and a half car drivers have […]

February 26th

70% of US Mayors Prefer Bike Lanes over Parking or Extra Driving Lanes

A substantial majority of US mayors would prefer to see more biking lanes in their cities, even at the expense of street-side parking or extra driving/passing lanes, according to a new survey from the US Conference of Mayors. The 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors — which queried 89 different mayors, from a variety of economically […]

January 31st

#1 US City For Biking In Office Clothes Is…

Via Gas2: By Jo Borras As you may already know, 2015 is the year of #everydaybiking, and the guys over at People for Bikes came up with a great way to celebrate it — with a question. That question was, on the surface, very simple: What is the #1 city for _____ biking in the […]

October 9th

#1 Kid Biking City In The US

It is month #6 of an 8-month evaluation and inquiry set on naming the best US city for “everyday biking.” This past month focused on choosing the “#1 kid biking city.” PeopleForBikes is defining “everyday biking” as “casual, utilitarian trips around town.” According to the official results, agreement (on the name) was overwhelming: Included as part of this […]

October 8th

Savings Flourish Choosing Public Transit: September Savings Report

Month after month APTA reminds us that savings flourish when one chooses public transit for one’s commute. Yes, money for the nice new Mac, or the romantic trip you are longing for, or the new ecological washer and dryer. Shall I go on? The Flamenco or Tango dance classes you want to try out, the tools […]

October 8th

1050 Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Bicycling is enjoying a renaissance with strong growth worldwide, and certainly notable growth in the US. Things have improved in the 21st century, with more than 1,050 visionary local businesses now included in the “Bicycle Friendly Businesses” program of the League of American Bicyclists. These top bicycle-friendly businesses are located in 47 states and Washington, DC. There are a multitude of reasons for regular […]

October 7th