Posts tagged "People for Bikes"

A cease fire in the War on Cars?

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It’s that time of year again. Sunny skies. Warmer temperatures. Longer days. Leaves on trees. Singing birds. And swarms of pesky, annoying, unavoidable… bicyclists. It’s only a matter of time – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – before a perturbed columnist has had enough of being inconvenienced by these slow-moving scofflaws and takes to his... Read more »

Even Pro Cyclists are Vulnerable on the Open Road

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Special thanks to People for Bikes for sharing this with us. It’s well worth watching!

Who Is Against Protected Bike Lanes?

Who Is Against Protected Bike Lanes?
I received an email yesterday from People for Bikes reminding me to click over to the Active Transportation Alliance’s petition supporting protected bike lanes in the Loop. If you’re for this type of progressive public policy that provides greater safety for those who choose bicycling as an alternative form of transportation (and you live in... Read more »
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Bike and Pedestrian Funding (Still) Under Attack!

Bike and Pedestrian Funding (Still) Under Attack!
It seems that every time the topic of renewing the Transportation Bill comes before a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives, they take great pleasure in lining out all funding for any mode of transportation that isn’t powered by petroleum. Once again, the meager 2% of funds that go toward improving infrastructure for... Read more »

Two Days Left of Bike Month - Did You Ride as Much as You Wanted to?

It’s hard to believe that National Bike Month is drawing to an end in two days. With all of its official events – Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, Ride of Silence, Bike The Drive, Bike to Work Week – as well as the unofficial ones generated spontaneously by beautiful weekend weather, there... Read more »

Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!

Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!
As you can see from America Bikes’ infographic above, public support for bicycling infrastructure investment is growing in the United States. Interestingly, this support transcends political affiliation and the urban versus exurban debate.  The average American, when asked specifically, has indicated that he or she views bicycling favorably and believes that our Federal government should... Read more »
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Laughing at Stereotypes and the S*#t Cyclists Say

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There’s no need for the motoring public to worry about cyclists taking over the streets anytime soon. The bicycling subculture is splintered with sub-subcultures and guys like this prevent us all from uniting behind a common cause… I hope you enjoy a humorous start to your Monday morning (unless, of course, you recognize this guy... Read more »