Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter

OH YEAH! Latvian Cyclists Show How Much Space Cars Waste

To celebrate International No Car Day (Sept. 22), some clever Latvian bicyclists from the Let’s Bike It organization dressed their bikes up as automobiles in Riga to show how much space people waste when they commute by car instead of by bike. By hanging colorful car-sized frame from their bikes, they highlight just how absurd […]


comments powered by Disqus

ELSEWHERE: “Bike to Work” is the wrong message

Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message.“Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot of people. But if you start with getting people who have access to a bike to go for a ride […]


comments powered by Disqus

ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don’t always work that way, and it’s often the case that leadership is the necessary ingredient for things to get going. This is on display in Pittsburgh, a city that has recently elected Bill Peduto […]


comments powered by Disqus

OH YEAH: 5 things Toronto could learn from Copenhagen

Over the least 50 years, Copenhagan has transformed itself from an auto-focused city into a paradise for cyclists. Every day, more people bike to work in Denmark’s capital and its surrounding urban area than in the entire United States, despite the city having less than one percent of America’s population. Cycling detractors in Toronto often […]


comments powered by Disqus

OH YEAH: Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

2979920567_a7286be54f_o.0.0_standard_755.0

Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars or a curb. The main point of building protected lanes was to make biking in the city safer. But when the NYC Department of Transportation recently studied the […]


comments powered by Disqus

INFRASTRUCTURE: Every faded bike lane is asking to be a protected bike lane

faded lane

This makes all kinds of sense: …the bike lane paint would still be there if cars weren’t regularly encroaching on the bike lane. For whatever reason, these streets have been designed in such a way that people are regularly driving into the bike lane with their cars. To be clear, that doesn’t mean people are […]


comments powered by Disqus

OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]


comments powered by Disqus

ELSEWHERE: Cycling Numbers On the Rise in Vancouver

Bikes-and-babes

Awesome. Build great bike infrastructure (that connects to other great bike infrastructure) and watch your city get transformed for the better! According to the City of Vancouver, cycling routes and separated bike lanes saw record usage numbers during July. A record 195,000 bike trips were taken on the Burrard Bridge bike lane throughout the month, […]


comments powered by Disqus

ELSEWHERE: Why don’t more African-Americans ride bicycles?

d2ba6462b6f458b4a4_14m6i6loc

From the states, but equally applicable here? It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver city councilman, 35, had never owned a bike. By the time he headed home from a study tour in Denmark last month, he knew those days were over. “We biked every […]


comments powered by Disqus

ELSEWHERE: New Bike Lane Designs Finally Get Nod From U.S. Engineering Establishment

Screen-Shot-2014-07-18-at-2.02.29-PM

Buffered bike lanes have been used in some American cities for decades now, and an increasing number of cities are implementing contraflow bike lanes. But only just now are these street designs getting official recognition from powerful standard-setters inside the U.S. engineering establishment. Bike lane markings through intersections may soon be part of important engineering […]


comments powered by Disqus