Category Archives: Livable Cities

Active Versus Inactive Transportation

Until I started a bicycling blog, I had never really heard of the term “active transportation.” The first time I heard this term, I thought it was rather odd. I didn’t know whether it referred to the fact that one … Continue reading

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Cycling Weather Around The Globe

The title of this post is slightly misleading because I have been unable to review this issue around the globe. But, an article I saw about riding in the rain in The Netherlands made me wonder about how cyclists react … Continue reading

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How Police Accident Reporting Practices Affect Bicyclists And Pedestrians

As if the statistics on car versus bicycle accidents weren’t frightening enough, I recently read the following: “Dart across Washington Street once or twice, and you probably would not pick Boston as the nation’s safest city for pedestrians. Study after … Continue reading

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Cycling In America Goes With Privilege Not With Necessity

The article on cycling elitism, which I wrote about a few days, ago piqued my curiosity about who is riding bicycles today and why. My research led me to several articles which confirmed that the majority of cyclists in America … Continue reading

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Is The Rise Of Cycling Elitism A Result Of Individual Goals Or Infrastructure Evolution?

As I was scrolling through a list of links to current cycling news and blogs, I came across a headline which caught my attention. It was about the rise of an upper class cycling culture. The author of this article … Continue reading

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The Ins And Outs Of Parking Rule Enforcement For Bicycles

One of the perks of riding a bicycle is not having to worry about finding a parking space. Bikes are small and can be brought onto the sidewalk, so once a cyclist reaches his or her destination, the main problem … Continue reading

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Cars And Laziness

Cars are convenient. They make customized travel a breeze. As long as there are roads leading in the direction one wants to travel, a direct route can be taken. This drastically cuts travel time in comparison to public transportation or … Continue reading

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Headstarts At Traffic Lights

Despite years of debate, there is still disagreement about where a cyclist should position him or herself when stopping at a traffic light. Different groups of cyclists have arrived at various conclusions about what constitutes the safest and most efficient … Continue reading

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A Man And His Bicycle

It’s not every day that you walk past a familiar pond only to see a man, wrapped up in music only he can hear, with his trusty bike leaning nearby. The man was gazing out on the water as if … Continue reading

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When Or Whether Sidewalks Are For Cycling

Titles can be a tricky thing. Trying to be succinct can alter the meaning of a phrase in unintended ways. Hopefully, that will not be the case with the title of this post. Sidewalks were named for the function they … Continue reading

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