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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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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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Bicycling to the friendly skies


Recently, I have wondered how many airports in the United States and elsewhere have bicycle parking available for travelers. One thing is for sure, if you are a traveler who is planning to bike to the airport, I hope you … Continue reading

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Using your noodle for quick bike delivery


Kathy and I enjoyed our dinner Friday night at Noodles & Company in downtown East Lansing. This particular location has always impressed me because it is one that actively employs a fleet of bicycles to deliver meals to customers within a … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on your training wheels


On July 10th, I had the pleasure of attending Training Wheels 2014 – a bicycle facility design training session sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), hosted by the City of Lansing, and taught by two excellent instructors from the T.Y. … Continue reading

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Riding the Maple City Greenway


Kathy and I spent much of yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon riding three segments of the Maple City Greenway in Goshen, Indiana. They include the one mile long Winona Interurban Trail linking Goshen College and Waterford Mills, the two-mile long Center City Trail linking … Continue reading

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“Booking” bikes from the library


Come to think of it, this makes a lot of practical sense. Upon first learning of this idea (yesterday), it had me scratching my head wondering why I didn’t think of it. Why bother building a bike sharing network from … Continue reading

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Now this IS a complete street!


This graphic also appears as a centerfold in the May issue of Planning magazine. It is a very cool representation of what a truly complete street could and should look like, as well as the features/infrastructure that should be incoporated. … Continue reading

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The city with the most new bike commuters…


…is Detroit! Yes, that much maligned grand automotive manufacturing and research center of Michigan is where bicycle commuting grew by a whopping 464.4% between 1990 and 2012. So, Motown, the Motor City, Automation Alley, and the home of General Motors, … Continue reading

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