Monthly Archives: July 2012

Leading USA bicycle commuting cities in 2010


The list provided below is from the 2010 American Community Survey (via wikipedia) and is for cities exceeding 100,000 in population. Congratulations to Eugene, Oregon for taking the top spot. I am rather disappointed not to see Greater Lansing on … Continue reading

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25 Most transit-friendly cities of Canada


Below is a list of the 25 most transit-oriented cities in Canada based on data provided by MoneySense utilizing 2006 Census transit data. The percentage given represents the percent of commuters who utilize mass transit. As one can see, the race for the top spot … Continue reading

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Why must we play crosswalk roulette?


I don’t know about other parts of the country, but here in Greater Lansing, crossing (or crosswalk) signals seem to be timed based on Olympic sprinters. Personally, I cannot even make it across while riding my bike before the dumb signal starts blinking (please note … Continue reading

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Europe’s best ville vélopartage – Lyon, France


The list provided at the end of this post summarizes the 2012 results of Germany’s ADAC’s (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) analysis of bike sharing/rental programs in Europe. While Amsterdam and Copenhagen are generally regarded as two of the premiere cycling cities on … Continue reading

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TUUBSS – Totally useless unscientific bicycle survey stats


On the drive home Sunday (yesterday) afternoon, I decided to count the number of vehicles I saw along the interstate with bicycles on board and/or in tow. Here’s the data: Number of interstate miles driven: 115 Number of vehicles with … Continue reading

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Guest post – Biking at Grand Canyon National Park


Many thanks to my friend Bob Lovell for providing this terrific summary of biking options at Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. All photos are by the author.  Biking at Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) by Bob Lovell No, … Continue reading

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Bipolar urban areas and a case study


My definition of bipolar urban areas are those that have two principal cities at their core, but they have each taken nearly opposite paths socioeconomically. The two cities posses an almost Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-like qualities – one being quite healthy and prosperous while the … Continue reading

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