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Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Bike-Friendly Curriculum

In very few North American universities do students in planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, education and health care learn much, if anything, about bicycling and walking. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:11 AM Features

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Listen to Your Body

“Listen to your body,” advise my husband, doctor and friends. It’s good advice. more »

Sep 25, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea: Match Your Home to Your Biking Lifestyle

Faced with a move due to a growing family, Mia Birk was determined that her new home would be somewhere that allowed her and her family to bike or walk for as many trips as possible. more »

Jul 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Show a Little Respect

Empathy, respect, compromise: all keys to overcoming stubborn resistance on the path to creating more bikeable, livable, healthy communities. more »

May 18, 2012 5:22 AM Features

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Riding with a Baby on the Way

We all ride for different reasons. In my life, it’s just normal to hop on a bike. So when people ask if I’m still riding while pregnant, the answer is, “of course!” more »

Apr 9, 2012 7:20 AM Features

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The Big Idea - Clueless or Rude?

Mia Birk asks why drivers can be more impatient with cyclists than other drivers. more »

Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM Features 6 Comments

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The Big Idea - Are You a Real Cyclist?

Mia Birk tells us what she thinks a real cyclist is. more »

Sep 7, 2011 10:59 AM Features 35 Comments

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The Big Idea (Issue 51)

Mia Birk and her daughter's garage sale adventure -why you can ride with big loads too. more »

Sep 7, 2011 10:54 AM Features

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The Big Idea - Stop and Stay Stopped

Every time a person in a car saw a person on a bike blow a red light, it made my already challenging job a little bit harder. more »

Jul 14, 2011 5:43 PM Features 8 Comments

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea (Issue 50)

How you should launch into getting bikeway facilities in your city. more »

Mar 31, 2011 11:38 AM Features

A police officer tickets cyclists traveling against traffic along the one-way New Hampshire Avenue in Washington, DC, in the summer of 2008.

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The Mistake of Ticketing Cyclists

A bicycle is not a motor vehicle. We cannot expect bicycle riders to behave exactly like motorists. more »

Mar 31, 2011 11:22 AM Features 26 Comments