That’s Dictatorship for You


The Guardian reports that China is suddenly rediscovering the joys of urban bicycle transportation after a decade of motor mania:

The construction ministry announced on Thursday that any bike lanes that have been narrowed or destroyed to make way for cars in recent years must be returned to their original glory. This followed orders on Tuesday that all civil servants should cycle to work or take public transport to reduce the smog that chokes most city streets and urban lungs.

(Via Walk and Bike for Life. Post title courtesy of Ben Fried)


When Cycling Becomes the Norm

Following up on Sarah’s post this morning, here’s a Bike to Work Week special from Mikael Colville Andersen, the mastermind behind Copenhagenize and Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Colville Andersen’s blogs are like extended odes to urban cycling and bike culture, and in this vid he shows what bicycling looks like when it’s seen as a "normal" […]

Bike to Work Day Finale: Why the Bronx Commutes By Bike

Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith was up on the Grand Concourse this morning for one of New York’s Bike to Work Day traditions — the Bronx Borough President’s ride from Poe Park down to Lou Gehrig Plaza. Watch and see all the different answers you get when you ask people, "Why do you bike to work?" […]