What does it take to make a city bike friendly? Bike lanes? Isolated bike lanes? More bikes than cars? All of the above? In a recent article by Scientific American, the indicator species for determining how bikeable a
Folding Electric Bikes + Bus Stops = Perfect Commute?
Every once in a while, you see a proposed design and think, "there's absolutely no reason this shouldn't already exist." This is one such design--folding bike rental hubs combined directly with bus
Excellent news for Buenos Aires locals, expats and green travelers that want to know the city. In order to put some order to the chaotic traffic, the government is building 62 miles of bike lanes by 2011, 15 of which should be ready
The world has been watching Colin Beavan--better known as No Impact Man--for some time. Now, his year of no-impact living at an end, he is sharing the ups and downs, the laughter and nail-biting, and all the lessons that came from what The New York
In a world where cyclists get shot for riding with their children, there is no doubt that personal safety is a major concern for all cyclists. But it's probably fair to say that women bare the brunt of this particular issue.
In one way or another, TreeHugger has covered the idea of 'place making' hundreds of times before. From Brooklyn kids painting the pavement to Dutch towns abolishing traffic lights to San Francisco turning intersections into
Given all the insane stories out there of cyclists being shot for riding with a kid, or drunk motorists who believe they should "get a medal" for killing a cyclist, two wheeled commuters may be forgiven for being a little
According to a new study, obesity is a leading contributor to the high costs of healthcare in America. Apparently, being fat is killing everyone’s wallet when it comes to insurance. Could going green help reduce the high
Back in my early days of writing for TreeHugger, there used to be a lot of controversy each time we posted on electric bikes. Jacob's article about Schwinn's line of electric bikes, for example, drew angry
Bristol is the first city in the UK to get a pay-as-you-go bicycle rental scheme. Called "hourbike", it has just been introduced on a very small scale across the city. There are four hubs and 18 bikes.
It's the Tour de France bicycle race in France and American Lance Armstrong is back in the saddle after a three year break. And what a saddle: he will be completing the final stage of the race this weekend on a bicycle decorated
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Commuters Go Head to Head in Battle of the Bikes
I'm beginning to love The Guardian's bike related blog posts. Only yesterday they got me musing over the rights and wrongs of cycling drunk, and they've also explored work-appropriate
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Cycling Drunk: Lesser of Two Evils, or Completely Irresponsible?
As a recent import to the US, I am often amazed at how relaxed people are about drinking and driving here. Yet thinking back, I must admit I was more relaxed
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Rocket Shower Offers Shower with no Running Water
From navy showers to occasional showers, there are plenty of ways to get clean and still save water. But what about showering with no water at all? In their quest to find the best
There's no better way to soak up a country than by bike: It's quicker than walking, greener than just about every other form of transportation, and you get to see towns, scenery, and people that you'd never