Category Archives: walking

The birth of an active transportation commuter


by Kathy Brown I have always considered myself active. I enjoyed biking or rollerblading after work, talking a walk with friends, sailing etc. One thing I never considered, though, was a non-motorized “carless” commute to work. Why would I? I … Continue reading

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Portland’s busiest Willamette River cyclist crossings in 2014


The following list shows the five busiest Willamette River bridge​ crossings for bicycles in the City of Portland, Oregon according to summer daily bicycle traffic data from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This data does not include the new non-motorized/transit … Continue reading

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Crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge by bicycle


Early last week my wife and I had the extraordinary opportunity to bicycle across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Bucksport, Maine. This handsome cable-stayed structure replaced the former Waldo-Hancock suspension bridge. The new bridge was completed in 2006 and include … Continue reading

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Crossing the “Mighty Mac” by bicycle


Over the past weekend, my wife, stepdaughter, and I scaled and crossed the five mile long Mackinac Bridge (Mighty Mac or Big Mac) between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas. The ride was part of the “2016 Big Mac/Shoreline Scenic Bike … Continue reading

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Let’s get it right – highlight yourself at night!


   You would think this would be an obvious safety concern to those involved, but lately it has been quite surprising and dismaying to see so many pedestrians and cyclists walking/pedaling at night in dark/non-reflective clothing. Not only is it … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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An opportunity to be part of Detroit’s rebirth


The Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative is working to raise funds to obtain a state matching grant for a new Greenway Friendly Bus Stop (see image above) at the corner of Gratiot and Conner in the City of Detroit. Not only … Continue reading

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B-cycling San Antonio’s Mission Trail


During our recent Texas adventure, Kathy and I each rented a B-cycle (link to a brochure) through San Antonio’s Bike Share Program and spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon pedaling San Antonio’s magnificent River Walk/Mission Trail through San Antonio Missions National Park. … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling”


I recently completed a compelling book entitled, The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling. Afterwards, I waited for a few weeks before writing this post because the book’s theme does a significant about-face. The first half identifies and repeats a number … Continue reading

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Biking/walking laps around BWI Airport


Just when you thought the layover boredom of Airport World would sap the last vestiges of your energy, the good folks in Maryland have served up a fun and active option for those with spare time on their hands between … Continue reading

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