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The Philadelphia Bike Story

Of U.S. cities with more than a million residents, the one where people bike the most is Philadelphia. In 2012, the U.S. Census estimated Philadelphia’s bicycle commute rate at 2.3 percent [PDF], higher than Chicago (1.6 percent) and New York (1.0 percent). It's just about always been that way. That comes as a surprise to many people, since Philadelphia doesn't have […]

Hey NY Times, San Francisco Has Also Been Invaded by a “Sea of Bikes”

Just wanted to drop some fun nuggets in here for fans while I've been on vacation in the Bay Area. If you ask me, Market Street in San Francisco continues to do battle with Portland's Hawthorne Bridge as the busiest bicycling channel in the United States. It's been three years since my last visit, but […]

GOP Mayor Greg Ballard: Making Bicycling a Priority in Indianapolis

Across the nation, many big-city mayors of both political parties are embracing bikes and livable streets. As you'll see, Indianapolis' Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, believes that making city cycling safer and more enjoyable will attract young people and families and benefit business. Ballard has expanded the number of miles of bike lanes from one (in […]

My NYC Biking Story: Steve O’Neill

Prospect Heights resident Steve O'Neill has been biking most of his 15 years living in New York City.  Last year he added to his daily roundtrip commute to Columbus Circle by dropping his son Beckett off at school, and the new Prospect Park West bike lane helps him do that safely. As a subway trip […]

Biking to Work with Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn

When Seattleites elected a new mayor at the end of 2009, they really went for a breath of fresh air. In the general election, Mayor Mike McGinn, who rides a bike to work daily, was outspent nearly four to one. The race was very close, but with an energetic volunteer base -- and a campaign […]

Cyclist of the Month: Petra Kirstein

Meet Petra Kirstein a life-long bike commuter who rides each day from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to the Random House building at Columbus Circle in Manhattan including a stop at her son Magnus' daycare.