Municipal leaders, advocates, and engineers in cities from Toronto to Tulsa, take note: The absurd debate about whether or not investing in bicycle-friendly streets is good for cyclists (and everyone else) is over. Done. Kaput. No longer deserving of a moment of your attention. This debate has divided and distracted bicycle advocates for decades. I [...]
Framing the debate.
Despite years of immersion in all things bicycle, I have yet to partake in the annual circus known as the National Bike Summit. This year, that’s changing. Next week I head out to DC, a trail of giant carbon footprints in my wake, to join the fun. The NBS is a festival of wonkery, consisting [...]
The whys and hows of bicycling Seattle’s hills in the snow with two young kids in tow.
This is the third post of three outtakes from Volume 8 of the quarterly Taking the Lane series, Childhood. (Read the first one here and the second one here). This story is by Brigette Brown. Sweat drips down my forehead, tears of exasperation well up in my eyes. I struggle under the hot afternoon sun. [...]
The language barrier being what it was, I still don’t know exactly why I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 5th National Urban Cycling Congress that took place in Oaxaca, Mexico, at the end of September, though I’m extremely glad I went. It was hard to figure out what I was being [...]