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The modern patriot


Andy Singer hits the nail right on the head again. Driving a gas-guzzler is hardly patriotic, it’s selfish, unhealthy, wasteful, stupid, and unsustainable! Advertisements

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PROVOking the birth of bike sharing


Near the conclusion of his outstanding book, entitled In the City of Bikes; The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist, author Pete Jordan reveals an unknown [at least to me], yet significant part of bicycling history – the birth of the bike … Continue reading

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Teaching the old guard some new tricks


I don’t know if this scenario applies universally, but in some places there is an unfortunate problem of the old guard of the planning and economic development hierarchy literally standing in the way of innovative ideas and programs. It may be employing alternative … Continue reading

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Now is NOT the time to relent – fossil fuels are still fossil fuels


Given the ongoing North American oil production boom, there will no doubt be a tendency by those without any foresight (and in Big Oil) to push for scaling back incentives for clean, renewable energy resources like wind and solar; funding … Continue reading

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Let the good word on bicycles be heard!


This graphic shown below was produced by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and pretty much says it all about the benefits of bicycling to the State of Michigan.  Similar examples can be found nationwide and across the globe. Wednesday, May 22nd … Continue reading

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Ranking states on bicycle friendliness


Below are a new map and chart prepared by the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking which ranks the 50 states on their bicycle friendliness in 2013. As is evident from the map, the Western states, … Continue reading

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Power of the pedal – let’s bicycle to the polls


One super way on Election Day 2012 to advocate cycling and visually depict to your friends and neighbors how many of us are strong supporters of cycling and cycling issues is to pedal your bicycle to your precinct to cast … Continue reading

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A case of childish anti-bike vandalism


I walked out to my car yesterday evening to discover that sometime during the afternoon, a vandal (or vandals) either thought they were being funny or had a beef with bicycle advocates because they tore off one the pro-bicycle bumper … Continue reading

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