Factory Bike Blog

Winning the Bike Wars!

Dedicated bike lanes continue to prove their worth the the communities that build them.  Former N.Y. City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan tells her own story of the extensive battles she had to fight to bring bike lanes to her city, often fought against critics who didn't even know why they were fighting.  Thanks to dedicated proponents like her and her allies, bike trails DO happen, and everyone ends up winning.

Read the whole story here.

Bikes make better communities!

We've always said that bikes are not only fun, but they can take you places too!  Here's a well written article that reminds us of that and more; that getting there is half the fun of any journey.

"The most vital element for the future of our cities is that the bicycle is an instrument of experiential understanding.

On a bicycle, citizens experience their city with deep intimacy, often for the first time. For a regular motorist to take that two or three mile trip by bicycle instead is to decimate an enormous wall between them and their communities."

Read the whole story here