Too Much Damn Parking

The headline on the Commercial Appeal was a great way to start my trip to Memphis. “Parking study finds too many spaces Downtown, still thousands more to be added.” To make it more poignant, I […]

Fewer Kids Are Riding. Cyclists are worried.

America doesn’t make it easy. A recent finding from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association is making the rounds. Perhaps you’ve read it. Here’s one such statement from The Washington Post “The number of children […]

The Tour of California Is Slow

The Amgen Tour of California is slow.  I love watching bike racing, but when I see the racers on wide roads, rolling through towns on eight-lane highways, even most finishing stretches, it always looks like […]

The Sublime Pleasure of Racing Floyd Bennett Field

The first time was jarring. Gritty seems to be the nicest way to characterize my first impression. Floyd Bennett Field felt old, grimy, and broken down. Decrepit. Abandoned. I don’t think I had ever raced on […]

200 Years of Controversy and Joy

Bicycles are controversial! They’re good. No, they’re bad. They’re a savior. They’re the devil’s handiwork. No. That’s all irrelevant. A sideshow. Bikes are fun. All portrayals are on display at the Museum of the City […]

Time to take Stoplights Out of Central Park

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Now that cars are banned from Central Park, it’s time to take the stoplights out as well. The Central Park drives weren’t designed for car traffic. They were designed for horses as well as horse-drawn […]

Department of Irony: Landis-Armstrong Edition

It was announced today that Lance Armstrong settled the federal fraud case that arose out of Floyd Landis’ whistleblower lawsuit back in 2010. Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million. Landis gets $1 million of […]

Getting hit by a self-driving car hurts more

  You’ll surely be blamed for getting hit. Worse than the opprobrium that will come if you ever get hit by a car and you’re not wearing a helmet. That’s what happened when Uber’s self-driving […]

The Haunting, Frustrating Chinese Bikeshare Graveyards

Stories about the failures of Chinese dockless bikeshare companies have been popping up on a regular basis since the autumn of 2017. Here’s one from The Guardian. Here’s one from The NY Times. There are […]

Hey Cyclist, Bike Riding Helps You Age Better.

Probably. Maybe. Sort of. Not sure, but there was an interesting study. A big frustration of news stories that tout some breakthrough health find is that many of the studies behind the stories are less […]