Category Archives: Other Modes Of Transportation

Motorcycle And Bicycle Interactions

Most discussions about bicycles on the roads revolve around their interactions with cars. Cars are the dominant and most abundant vehicles on the roads, and bicycles are the most vulnerable and least prevalent vehicles on the roads. So, naturally, given … Continue reading

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Building Sidewalks For Children

What have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading

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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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The Rise Of Bicycling In Suburban America

In America, cars have always been associated with affluence. Early in the days of the automobile, only the wealthy could own cars, since they were prohibitively expensive. It wasn’t until mass production began, which lowered prices significantly, that cars were … 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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Triumph, Agony and Sorrow

Before bicycles the main form of human powered transportation was feet. No vehicles existed. They had not yet been conceived of. So humans relied on their feet for travel and safety. Many millennia ago, when humans roamed the plains, they … Continue reading

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