Sharing is Hard

Sharing is Hard

We often work out proxies for fairness; you buy the drinks, I’ll pay for dinner. That’s what bike lanes are — proxies to enable a division of historically shared resources. No wonder they cause debate, because sharing is hard.

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There is no “car culture”

There is no “car culture”

It is not just culture; it is a singular route through the events of the 20th century that has made the American transportation system distinct in the world.

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Persistent Dreams

Persistent Dreams

Right now the rail-trail movement is the most successful way to build trails for bikers and walkers. But it’s certainly not the first; many other plans for trail building have come and gone.

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National Bike Month: A History

National Bike Month: A History

I love National Bike Month. It’s spring, and all is right in the world. But is there more to it than just a good time?

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The words that we use to talk about bicycles change over time, but so slowly that we might not even notice. You have to step back and look at a bigger chunk of time to see it.

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British Pathé, US Bikes

British Pathé, US Bikes

What can recently-uploaded historical newsreels tell us about bicycle history? UPDATED!

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