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Throwback: Ezquerra in the Mountains

June 13, 2014 by Mark K Ames

Biking and the Past

Continuing our occasional series of photographs from cycling history, this week we're going back in time to the 1934 Tour de France, when Spanish rider Fédérico Ezquerra powered his way to the top of the Galibier mountain in this classic photograph from the Dutch National Archives.[read more]


Welcome to Bicycle Urbanism

February 10, 2014 by Florian Lorenz

Welcome to Bicycle Urbanism!

There is a cheap and prescription-free drug out there, which can take hold as a side-effect-free antidote for many urban ills our societies are facing today. It is called Bicycle Urbanism. Welcome to the discourse on how we can use bicycle urbanism to build cities fit for the future.[read more]

Thinking Regionally: Sonoma County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

July 17, 2013 by The Global Grid

Walking and Biking Sonoma


Sonoma County has been a tourist haven for wine connoisseurs and recreationalists. Recently, the county gained notoriety for its commitments to climate protection, alternative transportation and sustainable communities.[read more]

Deeds Not Words, Boris: Safety and Urban Biking in London

July 12, 2013 by Mark K Ames

Doesn't seem very safe.

Since he became Mayor of London 5 years ago, we've heard a lot of words from Boris Johnson about urban biking, safety, and stopping cyclists from being killed on our roads.[read more]

Bike Sharing Shares More Than Bikes

July 9, 2013 by Tyler Caine

Urban Bike Sharing

New York’s bike sharing program has been in service for just over a month now, met with plenty of enthusiasm and criticism alike but in the digital age, a system like this has the potential to have a broad influence on the future of the city.[read more]

The Good and Bad of London's Controversial New Bike Lane

July 3, 2013 by This Big City

London Urban Biking

There are some real design flaws with new London bike lanes However, they aren’t all bad. A commitment to bike infrastructure should be applauded, but only if the design is of a high enough standard.[read more]


Urbanism Speakeasy | Bike Traffic Signals in Portland

June 26, 2013 by Andy Boenau

Urbanism Speakeasy is a podcast with a particular focus on human-scale design. We love streets and places designed for people, regardless of how they happen to travel. No advanced technical degrees or silver spoons required on this show. Our primary goal is to share technical information and trends in ordinary language. The show is...[read more]

Urban Biking: How Bike Friendly is Your City?

Urban Biking

Last month, Copenhagenize Design announced their ranking of the 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Though dominated by Europe, the list has inspired cities around the world to work towards being more cycle-friendly.[read more]

Urban Biking: Get On Your Bike!

June 21, 2013 by Mark K Ames

It's National Bike Week (what do you mean you didn't know?!) and with summer slowly dawning on us, bike retail giant Halfords have struck just the right tone with their fantastic "Get On Your Bike" advert.[read more]

East Bay Bicycle Coalition Makes Public Transit Accessible to All

June 19, 2013 by The Global Grid

Bike Accessibility

Promoting bicycle ridership has become a widespread mission across many regions, and in California’s East Bay, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition has grown to be the primary advocacy group to make bicycling more feasible and safer.[read more]

Public Transit: Can Britain Catch Up to Dutch Biking?

June 18, 2013 by Mark K Ames

Dutch City Biking

On the 4th March 2013, Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor of London's Cycling Commissioner, stated that "it took 40 years to turn Amsterdam in to Amsterdam". But it will take even longer to turn London in to a cycling nirvana.[read more]

Building Momentum for Biking in New Orleans

June 13, 2013 by The Global Grid

Increasing Biking in New Orleans


This past May 2013, New Orleans received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists. Undoubtedly, the award was well deserved. New Orleans now has almost 2% of its population commuting by bike.[read more]