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Commuting by Bike in L.A. Can Be Harder than It Seems

According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau survey, 43 percent more Americans commute by bicycle than did in 2000 - and 70 percent…
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Bloomingdale Trail: Chicago’s Answer to the “High Line”

Work on the Bloomingdale Trail will begin soon and will transform the old railway into a midwestern "High Line" in Chicago.
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Tony Hsieh Bets on Tesla for Las Vegas Carsharing Program

Led by Tony Hsieh, Project 100 signed an agreement to include 100 Tesla Model S cars within this futuristic, “complete transportation system" in…
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10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.
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Bicycle Traffic Signals Spread Across American Cities

Once a very odd and rare sight, bicycle traffic signals are now becoming more common in the U.S. as bicycling is on the…
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Biking + Walking = More Money Spent at Local Businesses

Streets that promote bicycling and walking mean more business for local shops and restaurants.
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How Bicycling Creates Economic Impact: A Tale of Two Cities

Two studies from Portland and New York City reveal bicyclists spend more than their peers who arrive at the same neighborhoods via car…
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Kinn, the iPhone of Bikes, Debuts Next Week

A cargo bike that combines numerous uses in to a single, intuitive, desirable design makes its debut next week.
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Clif Bar Gives Every Employee a 20th Anniversary Bike

While most companies reward employees with things like pizza parties, bonus casual days or time off, Clif Bar went a different route, giving…
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Americans Save $4.6 Billion Every Year Just By Biking

The Sierra Club has declared May as National Biking Month and has released a report to highlight the economic benefits of cycling.
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DreamBikes Teaches Job Skills and Boosts Bicycling in Urban Neighborhoods

DreamBikes started when John Burke, president of Trek BIcycle Company, suggested the idea and then donated the seed money to open the first…
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CitiBank Shells Out $41M to Sponsor NYC’s Bike Share Program

This week New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that CitiBank would sponsor the city's new bike share program, Citi Bike, slated to…
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London’s Congestion Charge is Working and There is a Map to Prove It

London’s traffic is legendary and so is its traffic management system. From early 2003, the city of London started charging a fee, which…
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Duo to Ride Across America By Electric Bike to Promote Awareness

Last week, a team of two cyclists, Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky, began a two and a half month, 4,000 mile ride across…
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LA’s CicLAvia: A Primer of How Bicycling Can Boost Communities and the Economy

Yesterday in Los Angeles was CicLAvia, an event held twice a year during which 10 miles of streets are free of cars, so…