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.
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Better access for urban riding and bike commuting has always been a good idea, but it's rapidly becoming a real necessity. Some urban designers and architects are starting to get the picture, check out how our friends at SRAM are leading the charge!
"Over The Wheel" is a short film about bicycle advocacy in Guadalajara, Mexico, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With virtually no dedicated bike lanes, "GDL" is a dangerous place for bicycle commuters, to say the least. Join these motivated activists as they try to raise awareness and fight for cyclists rights in their effort to improve the city they live in.
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