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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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Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!


Congratulations to all those who participated or who are participating in Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, February 12th. This is terrific event that inspires people to get outside and embrace Winter and all its glory. Well done! … Continue reading

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Why are nonmotorized commuter trails closed at night?


Perhaps this is just a case of the laws lagging behind modern trends and technology, but according to a recent email trending here in Mid-Michigan, several cyclists in Lansing were told by police to leave the Lansing River Trail because … Continue reading

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Going 100% “cold-turkey carless” at least once a week


As my bicycle commuting to/from work has increased over the past decade, my corresponding use of the car has dropped noticeably.  But, to bike commute during the day and then drive around running errands during the evening or on weekends seems … Continue reading

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Bowl week bike commute


It’s not often that one can bike commute in Michigan the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Most of the time it is either too snowy, too icy, or too damn cold (particularly the wind chill). Despite temperatures in the … Continue reading

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It’s not just the speed of the commute, it’s the quality and effectiveness


Cocooned in one’s automobile cruising the streets, taking highways and byways to work may seem like the speedier way to commute. And in certain situations it probably is faster. But, is it truly the better or more effective way to … Continue reading

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A bicycle commuter living in car country


Below is an opinion piece on bicycle commuting that I wrote for today’s Lansing State Journal. It was one of four stories by area bicycle riders and included a positive editorial on cycling by the paper. Rick Brown: I’m a bike commuter … Continue reading

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Multi-tasking by bicycle – Bike to Work Day!


I love this terrific cartoon by Andy Singer. It pretty much says it all. Happy National Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 16, 2014) to everyone!

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A fortuitous folding bike encounter


As I bicycle commute here in Greater Lansing, it is quite common to see other cycling enthusiasts on their way to/from work or school. What is much less common is seeing a fellow urban folding bike commuter. At the intersection … Continue reading

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How about insurance incentives for bicycling?


Among my many ponderings about cycling and bike commuting, one topic that bugs me on a semi-annual basis is why I am not eligible to get a lower auto insurance rate for commuting to/from work so often by bicycle? In … Continue reading

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