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OH YEAH: Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists

At some point during most discussions about promoting cycling the question crops up: “Yeah, but some people don’t want to cycle or can’t cycle – how are bike lanes any use for them?” The answers are many and overwhelming. However, they can be hard to pin down. Luckily, someone has just done just that in […]


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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 […]


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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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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: Plan a Bike Picnic in 15 Minutes

A gentle breeze and sun that wants to warm your back is calling. What would be better than a picnic by bike? The plan sounds dreamy, but I worry over the details. How many deviled eggs? Should I bring my lace parasol? Hypoallergenic or anti-bacterial baby wipes? I’m a sweaty mess even before I touch […]


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