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This Week in Bike Reads was busy with Bike to Work Day obligations last Friday. It’s back now and hopes you are still riding your bike to work.
What do you think about Slate’s proposed peace treaty for pedestrians and cyclists?
Twitter is a great way to get your point heard. Maybe your point shouldn’t be that you hit a cyclist.
NBC4 gets in on the problem of illegal u-turns on Pennsylvania Avenue.
And in general, despite major progress, D.C.’s bike lanes could be better.
Capital Bikeshare is a gateway drug.
But even if you stick to CaBi, you’re making trips you otherwise wouldn’t, are less likely to use a car or other forms of transit, save around $800 per year on personal travel, and feel healthier.
Ride, to die
This Week in Bike Reads took last Friday off. But it’s back in full force!
Bet you haven’t read about how great Amsterdam is for bikes yet
Longtime friend of WABA Pete Beers gets a commuter profile
Remember when D.C. was anti-Capital Bikeshare? Our recollection is fuzzy, too. New York’s Citibike, however, is enduring the same growing pains.
University of Maryland is encouraging students to swap their parking pass for a bike.
Like trees? Like bikes? Consider signing up for Casey Trees’ webinar on “bringing green interests together.”
Don’t forget to register for Bike to Work Day! It’s May 17. When you register, you can join WABA or renew your membership at a discount, $25!
Exercise is good for you. For one local woman, her chosen exercise—bike commuting—was an important step in her recovery from breast cancer.
Bike Snob debunks protestations of New York City’s forthcoming Citibike bikesharing program.
The president on a bike: science!
Look at all the pretty bikes in this short film about biking in Berlin.
A Scottish study concludes that in cyclist-driver crashes, the drivers are most likely the ones at fault.
Here are a number of photos demonstrating that you can fit a ton of bikes into one parking space.
Universities find it’s cheaper to pay (or otherwise incentivize) people not to drive to campus than it is to build new parking facilities.
D.C. residents support speed and red-light cameras.
Spoofing Bike to Work Day, war-on-cars style
We got your war on cars right here! Just kidding. There’s no war on cars.
Notable local bike people tell you where to ride yours.
How about a cycletrack on Military Road?
You no longer have any excuses to avoid riding a bike.
“We need to develop zero tolerance for people who don’t respect cyclists,” says U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
A guy tells you why he loves women’s cycling.
Really, sincerely understanding road rage
From ye olde New York Times (seriously, 1894): “The wonder comes from the assumption of the good people that bicycling is a mere sport, and the bicycle a mere toy.”
And 119 years later, an Australian ponders the division between cycling’s be-Lycraed creatures and those who ride for transportation.
How to stop hitting cyclists with cars in five easy steps
Maryland’s proposed mandatory helmet law remained in the General Assembly’s Environmental Matters committee without coming to a vote.
D.C. native and Oklahoma Thunder small forward Kevin Durant also rides a bike.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s 2013 Street Smart campaign launched this week.
Did you miss a Move DC Ideas That Build workshop? You can participate online until April 22.
Chasing Mailboxes asks how D.C. can be made better for cyclists.
Bike DC isn’t the only closed-street right to face permitting trouble. New York’s Five Boroughs Ride also won’t happen this year.
This is old news for our regular followers, but industry rag Bicycle Retailer has put online last month’s article about our Women & Bicycles program’s grant from the League of American Bicyclists.
Bikes: a mode of transportation, something to exercise on, and now, PA systems.
A D.C.-to-Baltimore bike commuter describes his regional journey.
Here’s what a guerilla bike lane installation—a “polite” one—looks like.
The Metropolitan Police Department told residents in ANC 5E not to bike alone on the Metropolitan Branch Trail—among other things that indicate that MPD has effectively given up on actually patrolling the MBT.
Latino day workers in Arlington interviewed by the Arlington Mercury bike because it’s their most efficient and accessible transportation option.
Local engineer, advocate, and cyclist Fionnoula Quinn profiles local planner, advocate, and cyclist Mia Birk for the League of American Bicyclists.
“Men in Lycra” plague professional cycling, too. British Cycling, a national governing body, wants to get more than one million more women into the sport by the end of the decade.
Bikesharing systems, ‘grammed.
More on the cancellation of Bike DC, via WAMU
Should bike advocates embrace anthropological methods to get their messages across?
Bicycle tours in and about Washington—circa 1896
San Francisco’s BART rail system—often called a sister system to D.C.’s Metro—is experimenting with allowing bikes on trains during peak hours. Bikes typically aren’t allowed during rush hour, but this trial run could lead to more flexible rules for bikes.
If you don’t understand the logic behind the N+1 rule of bike ownership, the Bangor Daily News has an explainer for you.
Capital Bikeshare is perhaps too pricey for College Park.
The L.A. Times smacks down Portland’s proposed registration fee for bicycles, calling it a “foolish attack.”
Riding in traffic, according to Commute Orlando, is a dance. Lead it with your fancy footwork (er, pedalwork).
WABA’s executive director, Shane Farthing, Bike Arlington’s program manager, Chris Eatough, and Black Women Bike co-founder Veronica Davis guested on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Monday. Listen to the segment, “Our Region’s Growing Bike Culture,” and read Eatough’s recap on Mobility Lab’s blog.
Was your bike stolen in D.C.? The Metropolitan Police Department is posting photos of stolen bikes on Flickr. Maybe one is yours.
Mixing zones are totally better in New York–maybe.
Lots and lots and lots of green lanes in the future, says the Green Lane Project.
Presentations from sessions at the National Bike Summit are now available online.
Istanbul is starting from scratch in its cultivation of a bike-commuter culture.
Photo by jacquesofalltrades on Flickr
Washington State Rep. Ed Orcutt, he of the statement that bikes pollute just like cars, has walked it back.
In Brooklyn, there’s a parking debacle that doesn’t involve any cars.
Harry Jaffe provides a comprehensive overview of what bike-friendly efforts D.C. is pushing.
See bike infrastructure proposed by DDOT for 2013.
“”I want cycling to be normal, a part of everyday life. I want it to be something you feel comfortable doing in your ordinary clothes, something you hardly think about. I want more women cycling, more older people cycling, more black and minority ethnic Londoners cycling, more cyclists of all social backgrounds – without which truly mass participation can never come. As well as the admirable Lycra-wearers, and the enviable east Londoners on their fixed-gear bikes, I want more of the kind of cyclists you see in Holland, going at a leisurely pace on often clunky steeds.” London Mayor Boris Johnson, not a professional bike advocate, said that.
An ode to the transition from “person who bikes” to “bicyclist.”
A representative from AAA spoke at the National Bike Summit on Tuesday.
On Monday, Green Lanes Project showed off D.C.’s dedicated bike infrastructure to National Bike Summit attendees.
Bike crashes are up 26 percent in Fairfax County, though the number of cyclists in the area has also increased.
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