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What Makes a Bike Lane Great?

PeopleForBikes has just released “America's 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2014.” more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:50 AM Features

European Cycling Economy Has Created 650,000 Jobs

A study of cycling's economic impact finds the industry contributes $254 billion annually to the European economy. more »

Dec 17, 2014 1:36 PM Features

Travel With Care Campaign to Melt Icy Road Relations

PeopleForBikes launches national campaign to humanize people on bikes and encourage better behavior. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:07 PM Features 1 Comments

Bike Equity Today and the "Invisible Cyclist"

A new report by the League, “The New Majority: Pedaling Toward Equity” helps to illustrate the existing diversity and present ideas to move toward bike equity. more »

Nov 3, 2014 11:24 AM Features

Leah Shahum Talks Vision Zero

Melissa Balmer, Director of Women on Bikes California/ PedalLove.org, talks with Leah Shahum, who after 12 years is stepping down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. more »

Sep 30, 2014 8:29 AM Features

PHOTO BY ERIC SCOTT

Public Park(ing) – Rise of the Parklet Movement

The parklet, two or more parking spaces completely redesigned to function as anything but parking – an active extension of the sidewalk. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:49 AM Features

PHOTO BY LAUREN AHKIAM

Re-Imaging Los Angeles

Pacoima Beautiful is now pushing to transform one street into a pedestrian plaza. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:26 AM Features

PHOTO BY ERIC SCOTT

Park(ing) Day to Parklet in 6 Steps

Six simple steps to turn a one-day parking space reinvention into a parklet. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:25 AM Features

PHOTO BY RUXANDRA LOOFT

5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. more »

Jun 16, 2014 6:40 AM Features 7 Comments

WE Bike NYC Carves Out a Place for Women in Biking

Liz Jose and WE Bike NYC are carving out a place for women in the bike world. more »

Jun 4, 2014 1:28 PM Features

Ask the Advocate – What's In a Name?

Jeffery Miller answers the question, should advocates stop using the term “cyclist”? more »

May 27, 2014 8:07 AM Features

Ask the Advocate – Year-round Support

Jeff Miller answers: How can advocates get involved in helping cities identify the needs of cyclists throughout the winter? more »

Feb 3, 2014 8:44 AM Features

Photo by Eric Tuvel, SF Bicycle Coalition

Lighting Up the Night Gives Bike Lights to San Francisco Riders

Each year, SFBC teams up with the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) for Light Up the Night, a program that installs lights free of charge on bicycles that don’t have them. more »

Jan 6, 2014 7:04 AM Features 2 Comments

Good Reads: Winter Book Club

Whether a gift for a city rider in your life or to take your own escape into the wide world of bicycling, these reads are sure to please. more »

Nov 19, 2013 1:10 PM Features 1 Comments

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Good Read: The Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels: A Handbook for the Chic Cyclist

Ample full-color photographs and an attractive design will draw readers to Cathy Bussey’s guide to cycling for looks-conscious women. more »

Nov 19, 2013 1:03 PM Features

The Best Community in America for Bike Commuting

Now, in a new report from the League of American Bicyclists, Where We Ride: An Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities, we're getting a more detailed look at the bicycle commuters throughout the nation as well as insight into several broad trends. more »

Nov 19, 2013 8:23 AM Features

What it Takes to Sell Biking to North Americans

A first-of-its-kind study funded by the PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project in partnership with transportation departments in San Francisco and Portland on selling biking to the masses. more »

Nov 8, 2013 8:52 AM Features

Support for Better Biking is Strong

When will the installation of better bike lanes catch up to the strong public support for better biking? more »

Nov 6, 2013 6:39 AM Features

Ask the Advocate - Greater Reach

Jeff Miller answers: How can bicycle advocates reach communities that are often underrepresented in transportation debates? more »

Oct 17, 2013 7:09 AM Features 2 Comments

Protected Bike Lanes by the Numbers

Separated from traffic by parked cars, plastic posts, curbs, and even planters, the number of protected bike lanes doubled in the US in 2012 and is expected to nearly double again by the end of 2013. more »

Aug 29, 2013 11:32 AM Features