Resources: Bike commuting

Bikeshare Station of the Union

Everyone is saying: Bikeshare right now is like the wild west. Photo Source: Medium With any new technology that uses public space, regulators are wrangling with how to simultaneously control bikeshare (and *not* spend $17,000 on an unneeded search and rescue mission every time some desperado leaves a bike on a ferry) and deciding which […]

What’s in the Water, Seattle?

What Seattle can teach us about driving less, growing more, and being bike-friendly Recently, I was bowled over by a headline: “New Commute Seattle data shows that driving alone is now the alternative mode” Huh? Really? I was more than a little skeptical. Only in towns with cobblestone streets, or cities that ban cars (Paris), […]

Bike Tracking Tech

These days, big data is the holy grail for so many industries, and the transportation field is no exception. When fitness tracking app Strava released its “Global Heatmap,” it got so many calls from planners and activists that it packaged the data and now sells it as “Strava Metro.” Currently, 125 organizations around the world […]

Bike Parking: Smart Developers Build for Bikes (And Their Owners)

Meet Jeff. He’s a 25-year old engineer who works long hours shaping the future of technology. He doesn’t own a car, but has four bicycles. He rides one to work, two on the weekends and keeps the fourth because he won it in a bet. Jeff’s neighbor is Leanne. She’s 31, a financial analyst, married […]

E-bikes: Changing how we move

How do we know the dawn of e-bikes is upon us? Well there’s always the numbers (and I’ll get to those in a sec). But the ubiquity of a product may also be measured by its many iterations and imitations. Since we’re now seeing wonders like the world’s tiniest e-bike, wooden e-bikes, and “the 1987 […]

Are Bike Commuters Healthier?

To an employer, health means a productive workforce, a critical element in generating goods and services that create a profit. Think of a healthy workforce like the grease in a well-oiled machine. Without it, the engine will wear rapidly, overheat, seize and quit. Investments in employee health are critical and can be analyzed as any other element of production, based on ROI.

Bike-to-Work Day Momentum

It was Bike-to-Work Day  here in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of cyclists hit the streets. It felt like Amsterdam, where bikes outnumbered cars, in some instances by as much as 3 to 1. Every year, companies, local governments, transportation authorities and bike coalitions around the country support Bike-to-Work Day to encourage more bike commuting. […]