Tag Archives: Bicycle Friendly Cities

Massachusetts Is Home To The Top Biking Community In The Northeast

Sometimes riding a bicycle in the Boston area can make one feel as if bicyclists are not welcome. It’s not just the drivers who create this environment, but the inconsistency in bicycle infrastructure. In some areas, there are decent bike … Continue reading

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How Cars Affect The Lifestyles Of Certain Populations

Many things about cars are taken for granted. They have been part of our everyday lives for so many years, we can no longer  imagine life without them. We see cars as making transportation easier. We see them as providing … Continue reading

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When Permitting Bicycling On Sidewalks Turns Into A Debate

I never thought I would see the day when any official would seriously contemplate legally allowing bicyclists to share the sidewalks with pedestrians, particularly in urban areas. Generally, although not in all cases, bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks in business … Continue reading

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Cyclists Inventing Devices To Overcome Inadequate Road Planning

Every so often articles are published about clever devices designed to make a cyclist’s life easier. Such an article appeared on citylab.com. City Lab is The Atlantic’s website dedicated to all things related to creating cities of the future. The … Continue reading

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Controversies Over Bike Lanes In Residential Areas

Bike lanes are usually spoken of as a means of making it easier to commute and as an asset in bringing business into retail areas. In other words, the utilitarian side of bicycle accommodations is what people think of first. … Continue reading

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Cycling Benefits Are Not Reserved For The Young

In the U.S., cycling is generally associated with the young. Learning to ride a bike is a right of passage for kids. Young people ride bikes to school and around their neighborhoods before they are old enough to drive cars. … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Bike Friendly Cities And Startup Friendly Reputations

A recent search I performed about making American cities more bicycle friendly turned up a fair amount of information about mayors and their quest to increase transportation options in their cities. Recently, I wrote about the Boston mayoral candidates, all … Continue reading

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Where Bicycles Rule!

A regular reader of this blog sent me an interesting e-mail about a trip he took to Germany over the summer. He said he was writing to me because he had often read on my blog about how much animosity … Continue reading

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Bicycle Accommodations: When The Left Hand Doesn’t Know What The Right Hand Is Doing

The City of Boston has committed itself to becoming more bicycle friendly. Many areas have seen an increase in the number of bike lanes, sharrows and other bicycle accommodations. Boston also has a bike share program to encourage the use … Continue reading

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