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Bike!Bike! 2017

​Bike!Bike! is an international, annual gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. The conference is a space for participants from Community Bike shops and related advocacy groups to converge in a different city each year over a 4 day period to have workshops and strengthen our social network. There is a registration fee. In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Learn more and register... Read more

Busting the Myth of the “Scofflaw Cyclist”

Bicyclists are often seen as reckless daredevils who flout the road rules that everyone else faithfully upholds. But the results of a massive survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use point to a different conclusion — everyone breaks traffic laws, and there’s nothing extraordinary about how people behave on bikes. Read more... Read more

In Baltimore, Combining Bikes and Buses to Reconnect a Car-Lite City

​ A lot is about to change about transportation in Baltimore. In July, its sprawling, spindly bus system will get a so-called “haircut,” refocusing bus service around neighborhoods with higher ridership in this city where only two in three households owns a car. Starting in July, the time between bus arrivals will drop from 30-40 minutes to 10 minutes or less. Baltimore is also hoping to spend the next three years installing a low-stress biking network in six neighborhoods. Read... Read more

Why a Struggling Industrial City Decided Bikes Are the Way Forward

Reading, Pennsylvania, isn’t your stereotypical biking mecca. It’s a low-income, largely Latino, post-industrial city of almost 90,000 people. But without much of anything in the way of bike infrastructure, Reading has the third-highest rate of bike commuting in Pennsylvania and is among the top 15 cities on the East Coast. Read more... Read more
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