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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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OH YEAH: Save a Bike. Save the World. Sign the petition to help us stop bike theft.

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Every 30 seconds, a cyclist has their bike stolen in the United States. Nearly half of college students with bicycles will lose them during their education. Bicycle theft is rampant in the United States, and it’s due in part to the ease of fencing stolen bikes through online sites. There’s a simple solution that would […]


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OH YEAH: Feist rides her bike to Echo beach, parks with Bike Valet

  VERY cool!  If you needed another reason to like Feist (you probably don’t need yet another reason), then here it is. Feist rode down to see Kevin Drew play at Echo Beach tonight, and she picked up a #MinimumGrid bikeband at our Bike Valet! http://minimumgrid.ca/  via Cycle Toronto – Mobile Uploads.


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OH YEAH! Has Toronto’s Bike Batman helped you?

A very cool story came through the Centre for Social Innovation‘s facebook page last night: “We noticed a lot of bikes locked up on the street with flat tires and rusty chains and thought: here’s an opportunity to perform a random act of kindness and show a few people how great riding bike can be […]


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