Tag Archives: Sustainable Bicycle Transportation

Designing Affordable Bicycle Components For Transportation And Practicality

In the U.S., bicycle components are often seen as luxury items. All sorts of fancy, high tech designs have been created in the name of precision and shaving weight off of the bike. None of these components are designed with … Continue reading

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Will The Increase In Bicycle Infrastructure Create A Corresponding Shortage Of Bicycle Parking?

  Among the places I frequent is the Harvard Medical School’s Longwood campus. As those who work or visit the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) know, traffic is horrendous in that vicinity. Nice weather has me, and many other occupants of … Continue reading

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Child Mortality And The Rise Of Bicycling

 A lot of people get killed by cars. Drivers get killed. Their passengers get killed. Pedestrians get killed. And, of course, cyclists get killed. Automobile proponents, in defense of their preferred mode of transportation, say that cars don’t kill, drivers … Continue reading

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Countries Trying To Revert Their Car To Bicycle Ratios

  For several generations American roads have been dominated by motor vehicles. No one alive today can remember a time when non-motorized vehicles dominated the roads. According to a history of automobiles I read recently, there were approximately 10,000 cars … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Doesn’t Deter Certain Cycling Families

It’s no secret to those who know me: I walk around with a camera most of the time. As the owner of more than one camera, I do not consider phone cameras to be real cameras. Sure, you can take … Continue reading

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Boston Politicians And The Problem Of Congestion

According to an article I read recently, Boston has the fourth worst traffic in the U.S. Statisticians say that it takes 4.25 times as long to reach a destination, which would ordinarily take 20 minutes to drive. (source: GeicoNow Fall/Winter … 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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Does Being A Majority In Something Change One’s Minority Status?

  A first-of-its-kind report entitled “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity” was recently released by The League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club. With a title like that, I had to download and read it. The subject, I soon … Continue reading

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Placing The Burden Of Safety On Cyclists

  Many people are afraid to ride a bicycle in traffic for fear of getting into an accident with a car. This fear immobilizes them and it prevents them from using a bike for transportation. Such fear is not entirely … Continue reading

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Cycling Advocacy Behind The Scenes

The term “cycling advocacy” conjures up images of large, national organizations with highly visible websites, such as The League of American Bicyclists. On their website, they explain their mission: “To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through … Continue reading

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