Enough With The Helmetsplaining Enough With The Helmetsplaining
Enough With The Helmetsplaining
Enough With The Helmetsplaining
Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists
Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists
Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists
Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture
Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture
Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture
Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging
Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging
Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging
London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting
London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting
London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting
Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings
Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings
Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings

How are cities making bicycling safer and more accessible?

Given the complex nature of cities, a good transportation system involves having multiple options available. Bicycles have long provided an affordable, easy way to move around urban areas , and now bikeshare is ramping up bikes-as-transit to unprecedented levels in the U.S.

Bikes and bikeshare can provide the link to and from transit stations to home or work, greatly expanding the accessibility of public transit. By making biking in the city easier, traffic is reduced, converting some car trips into biking ones.

Cities and communities everywhere are seeing the importance of this key piece of their transportation networks and are making the investments necessary to implement and expand better bicycling and bikeshare infrastructure and promotion.

Popular Bicycling Stories

What Every Candidate (and Voter) Should Know about Bikeshare

While many in the transportation world already understand the implications of urban bikeshare systems, candidates for local elected office, especially in jurisdictions outside the urban core, who don’t bike on a daily basis might have some questions on how it all fits together.

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The Stories of Why People Bike

Everything you’ve heard about biking is true. It makes you happier, healthier and saves you time2. Plus, it is good for the economy and the environment. And in the bike advocacy world, we talk about those benefits a lot.

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There is No Right or Wrong Way to Be a Cyclist

If you’re interested in starting to ride a bike, be it for leisure, fitness, convenience, or whatever, you almost certainly have sought out advice on how to get started.

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Recent Bicycling News

Enough With The Helmetsplaining

Enough With The Helmetsplaining


August 10, 2016    From Around the Web

Let’s get this out of the way first: I wear a bike helmet. I think everyone should wear a helmet, including car drivers and pedestrians, who both have a tendency to go through windshields and suffer severe head injuries when involved in a crash. But the only drivers I know that wear helmets are professional… Read more »

Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists

Slow Down! And Four Other Ways to Make People Love Cyclists


June 19, 2015    Paul Goddin

Just as there are two Americas, there are two types of cyclists. First, there are the Cyclists with a capital “C,” clad in Lycra and obsessed with speed. These cyclists probably spent upwards of $1,000 on a bike, are often male, and everything about them signals that cycling is not for mere mortals. These adrenaline… Read more »

Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture

Film Festival Helps Build Roanoke Bike Culture


June 16, 2015    Jeremy Holmes

RIDE Solutions in Roanoke, Virginia has a long history of working with the local arts and culture scene to reduce traffic in the region. We have worked with: the Roanoke Arts Commission on: an art bike rack, a bicycle-based tour of public art installations, and a program called Art by Bus the independent Roanoke Arts… Read more »

Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging

Peace and Love – Not Scare Mongering – Makes Better Bike-Ped-Car Messaging


May 20, 2015    Paul Goddin

Arlington hasn’t unveiled its new PAL marketing campaign yet, but Mobility Lab received a preview of it. Soon to show up on ART buses, in Arlington Metro stations, and in local newspapers, the new series of ads are colorful and friendly in their gentle and light-hearted admonition for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to show each… Read more »

London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting

London and Stockholm Boldly Reimagine Bicycle Commuting


May 8, 2015    Monique Wahba

I recently compared two approaches to accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians in cities: separation (through protected bike lanes) and integration (through the modern woonerf). How are some of these approaches working in London, England and Stockholm, Sweden? London’s Possibilities I came across three different schemes either being considered or built to accommodate the growing number of… Read more »

Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings

Taking Bridj in D.C. Offers Great New Option, and Maybe Even Some Time Savings


April 28, 2015    Brendan Casey

I switched up my usual commute this morning and ditched my bike for the chance to try out Bridj, a Boston-based “pop-up bus transit” startup company that launched this week in Washington D.C. The company offers flexible shuttle routes that adapt based on the locations of who has booked a ride during a given period… Read more »

School Bicycling Safety in Alexandria, Virginia Gets a Look From Tech Hackers

School Bicycling Safety in Alexandria, Virginia Gets a Look From Tech Hackers


April 13, 2015    Randy Cole

If you asked a student how long it takes to get from her high school to her house on a bike, she might tell you how long it takes to drive – something she’s familiar with – followed by a guess that it takes even longer to ride home on a bike. Of course, the… Read more »

Four Ways to Inspire Bike Riders in Your Small Community

Four Ways to Inspire Bike Riders in Your Small Community


March 19, 2015    Elizabeth Denton

This is based on an article originally published by Arlington Transportation Partners. Because of its small geographic size as the fourth-smallest county in the U.S., Arlington County, Virginia is a good example of how small communities and towns can make it easy for people to choose bicycling as a commuting option. Here are four tips… Read more »

Tech “Hacks” Help Create Critical Mass for Bicycling

Tech “Hacks” Help Create Critical Mass for Bicycling


March 18, 2015    Paul Goddin

The bicycle was created in the 1800s, but technology is keeping it relevant with “hacks” – or solutions – designed to get more people to use bike helmets, count ridership better, and reduce the obstacles keeping people from biking. These and other innovations were on display at the latest Transportation Techies event: Bike Hack Night… Read more »

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking


February 20, 2015    Paul Goddin

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration’s 30-year framework of our transportation… Read more »

Plowing Snow for People Who Bike Gives Arlington National Cachet

Plowing Snow for People Who Bike Gives Arlington National Cachet


February 5, 2015    Paul Mackie

With a new program to plow snow from bike paths, the work of BikeArlington in Arlington County, Virginia has been recognized as a national leader with a feature in today’s Washington Post. “Arlington County has committed to clearing trails,” said Tim Kelley, operations manager for BikeArlington. “That’s been a huge thing — really, just in… Read more »

Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation

Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation


November 25, 2014    Bill Sadler

For years, public health and community transportation planning worked together like kids at an sixth-grade dance: boys on one side, girls on the other. They see each other, but there’s not much, if any, mingling. But health and transportation professionals are learning more about and appreciating what they have in common with “the other side,”… Read more »