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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British Pathé, US Bikes

British Pathé, US Bikes

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

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Mad Men and Bicycles

Mad Men and Bicycles

On the pilot episode of Mad Men, Don Draper solicited an expert psychological report on the motivations of smokers in the 1960s. What would such a report have looked like for bicycles?

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