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Journey to Pittsburgh to Walk & Bike

During a recent 48 hour Streetfilms swing thru Steel City, we learned that like many other metro areas across the country, Pittsburgh has a growing movement for better bicycling and more livable streets. Among the coolest things you'll see in this seven minute Streetfilm travelogue... - A newly renovated, pedestrianized Market Square, where two cross […]

CicLAvia, Let’s Go!

For Angelenos, Sunday was a day that we’ll never forget.  Our first Open Streets party was an unparalleled success.  So much so that even the critics of the concept grudgingly came on board when it was obvious that they missed the boat on supporting and experiencing a groundbreaking day. The Los Angeles Times estimates that […]

Bay Area Street Portraits: Antonio

Antonio Mendoza has been living in Oakland and sending money home to Mexico for 13 years, but these are especially hard times.

L.A.’s Freedom Ride: BKoB

On the fourth Sunday of every month, cyclists take over the streets of Los Angeles as part of the "Black Kids on Bikes" (BKoB) ride. BKoB is part of a series of rides called the "Freedom Rides" aimed at getting more black Angelenos to enjoy the unique experience of a safe, fun group cycle ride for kids. Despite it's name, the ride is open to riders of all races and skill levels.

Streetsblog San Francisco shows its political clout!

Every day at Streetsblog San Francisco, our writers and editors marvel at the intelligence and passion of our readership, though we rarely get to meet this community of dedicated urbanists in person. Recently we threw ourselves a birthday party at the LGBT Center in San Francisco to celebrate all that has come in one year […]

Making a Better Market Street in San Francisco

For decades, planners and transportation specialists have debated how San Francisco's most important street could be re-visioned to  make it work better for transit, pedestrians, cyclists, shoppers, and those living on or near it. Now, as the Better Market Street Project moves forward with trial traffic diversions, the Art in Storefronts project, music and programming […]

In Memoriam: James Langergaard, Bike Philosopher

On Friday night, August 14th, James Langergaard was killed by a car crossing Queens Boulevard. According to his family, witnesses told police that James ran a red light on his bike and died instantly. James was 38.

NYC Summer Streets 2009

New York City Department of Transportation and partners kicked off the second annual Summer Streets. A car-free zone was created from 7 AM to 1 PM starting at 72nd Street and traveled mainly along Park Ave to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Videos Wanted: Make Your Own Bike Etiquette PSA

Biking Rules, the new bicycling campaign hosted by Transportation Alternatives, is sponsoring a video and photo PSA competition and the call for submissions is now open. The campaign outlines several suggestions on how to lead by example when riding your bicycle. So, with a little inspiration from an old Bike Snob NYC post, this PSA addresses one of the Street Codes called "Ride Right" meaning, ride in the direction of traffic.

Hal Grades Your Bike Locking 3: The Final Warning!

Once again enter the immortal, Bicycle Habitat mechanic Hal Ruzal to give us the straight dope in what he's calling "your final warning" in this last chapter of our exclusive trilogy. Let's hope the third time is a charm!

Boulder Goes Bike Platinum

Add Boulder, Colorado to the League of American Bicyclists' cities to achieve Platinum Bike Status.

Portland’s Sunday Parkways

Despite a very dreary and damp first half of the day, Portland's first Ciclovia-style street closure, Sunday Parkways, was a smashing success with countless thousands of city residents participating. It was like a giant community block party with walkers, bikers, joggers, bladers, families, and pets filling the 6 mile course.

David Byrne’s Bike STOLEN!

Sad news to report...David Byrne's bike has been taken by a cowardly thief!! Dang! You may ask yourself, "Who would do such a thing?" Unfortunately, those of us in NYC know it is all too common. In fact if you've only had one bike stolen, consider yourself lucky. Click here to see our famous StreetFilm […]