Browsing the "commuting" Tag

Cycling $aves, in More Ways Than One

August 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Thinking about the infrastructure that enables a city to start cycling in a big way in terms of what it costs is wrong. Think of what a bike city can SAVE!


Bike Sharing Goes South North of the Border

February 15th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Bike-sharing programs are flourishing across the United States, with new bike rental stations popping up in major cities like New York, Chicago, and Miami on an almost weekly basis. This, of course, follows a larger trend in American bicycle commuting, which is greener, healthier, and generally better for America in every way


Stylish Bicycle Panties Make Bike Commuting Painless (w/ video)

August 30th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

These URBANIST Cycling bicycle panties seem to go a long way towards making urban cycling easier and more comfortable on sensitive lady bits, and might be just the thing to encourage a number of women to take a chance on urban bike rentals, or pick up their own sexy two-wheeler and take another car off the road!


Gordon Murray's T27 City Car Set to Begin Production

August 20th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Gordon Murray is a big name in the automotive world, having been responsible for McLaren’s most famous road and racecars, as well as the lesser-known Teewave AR1 EV. Murray is also the genius behind the T27 city car shown here, which is – finally! – headed to production


Microbrewers Rejoice! the Growler Bicycle is Here!

August 1st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The proliferation of cyclists and bicycle commuters in recent years is great for the nation’s overall health, air quality, and natural resources. It’s also fantastic because, in most areas, you can ride with beer - and this growler concept bike makes it possible for microbrewers and beer enthusiasts to ride with up to 64 oz. of beer!


KERS is Coming to Portland's TriMet Light Rail System

June 20th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Oregon’s upcoming TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail system line will be one of the first in the nation designed to capture heat energy from braking trains and convert it into electricity that can be used to power other trains accelerating in different parts of the system


Dear Government, When do Cyclists Start to Matter?

June 19th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

I was riding in the bike lane on Toronto’s Harbord Street last week during the afternoon rush hour and thought boy, there sure are a lot of bikes, so many that I stopped to take a photo of them. It turns out that this wasn’t an aberration, but a significant trend. Cycle Toronto recently did a traffic count and found that in the course of a day, fully 45% of the vehicles on Harbord Street were bicycles



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