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OH YEAH: Half-Price Niagara Bicycle and Wine Tasting Tours are back!

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Oh yeah.  The half-price Niagara Winery Bike Tours are back on Buytopia.  I bet biking in fall foilage and checking out all the ice wines is fun. Discover the charm and beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake while riding on a very leisurely bicycle ride Stop at these award-winning wineries for structured wine tasting for all and an […]


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

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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 […]


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OH YEAH! Adding a bike to your urban mobility tool kit

Great piece from Yvonne Bambrick in Spacing.  Yvonne also has an Urban Cycling book coming out in the new year.  You can pre-order it. Unlike some of the best-established cycling cities, North American transportation cycling culture is still growing and maturing — every year we have more eager, and often nervous, new riders with varying […]


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OH YEAH! General Motors starts a bikesharing program for employees!

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Unexpected, but awesome! Faced with a serious transportation problem on its sprawling technical center campus in a Detroit suburb, General Motors Co. has turned to a solution that predates cars – bicycles. GM has launched a bike share program for 19,000 employees at its Warren Technical Center. It will help them navigate the 61 buildings […]


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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 […]


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OH YEAH: Is That All They Want? Millennials and Bike Lanes

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Oh, on the surface it’s “just bike lanes”, but really, young people want a sustainable and healthy future.  Not for the planet, but for themselves.  They don’t want to pump the air full of carcinogens.  They don’t want to spend hours of every day commuting to a job on a packed highway.  They want to […]


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HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

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As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. Why? Quite simply, it’s a smart business move. In addition to reducing the need to invest in costly car parking facilities, recent studies have demonstrated that bicycle […]


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OH YEAH! Pre-Order the Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Yvonne Bambrick, one of Toronto’s cycling goddesses, has a book coming out, and it’s now available for pre-order.  Reserve yours today! North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t made […]


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OH YEAH: How Google Maps makes the world better for biking

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Amazingly, Google Maps for bicyclists has a bit of a checkered past, in that the biking public had to wait much longer for the feature than driving directions or public transit tracking. Fifty thousand grassroots cyclists had to lobby Google to “make bicycling safer for millions of bicyclists around the world,” as the lobbyists put it back in 2008. […]


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OH YEAH: Cargo Bikes: The New Minivan

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Great article by Chris Bruntlett of Modacity about the exploding cargo bike market Vancouver’s cargo bike market remains quite small, but growing as our bike network improves. “Many retailers have been hesitant to stock them, because of their size and infrequent sales. However, with much higher interest and more options available, conditions are shifting, and […]


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