No Cars Will Be Allowed on This Stately New Bridge in Portland

It was 1973 the last time a new bridge opened over Portland's Willamette River: a double-decker span with eight lanes of freeway. Times have changed. When the Tilikum Crossing Bridge opens later this year, it will be one of the few in the U.S. that's purpose-built for transit, bikes and pedestrians—no cars allowed. » 3/18/15 7:40pm 3/18/15 7:40pm

The World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Glimmers a Ghostly Green

At 8PM last night, cyclists in the Dutch town of Nuenen were finally able to ride on a bike path that's been in the making for months. What took so long? This particular bike path represents the product of a collaboration between a designer and a construction company who want to build smarter, more efficient roads.… » 11/13/14 5:15pm 11/13/14 5:15pm

The World's First Solar Road Is a Bike Path in the Netherlands

There are only so many roofs in the world, so the Dutch are getting creative about where to put their solar panels. SolaRoad is exactly what it sounds like—solar panels that pull double duty as road surface and electricity generator. And this being the Netherlands, they of course made a solar road for bikes. » 11/05/14 1:54pm 11/05/14 1:54pm

Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transit

After months of troubles reported by New York City's bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It's going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here's the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader—one who used to… » 10/29/14 3:33pm 10/29/14 3:33pm

I'm not sure bike rides can be more epic than through the Isle of Skye

There have probably been mountain bike rides that have been more intense than Danny Macaskill's tour through the Isle of Skye in Scotland and perhaps there have been a few rides slightly more beautiful of his ride on the Cuillin Ridgeline but I can't imagine any feeling more epic than this. It is stunning. » 10/02/14 10:43pm 10/02/14 10:43pm

The Surprising Reason Why Bike Lanes Could Be Good For Cars

It's the typical saga unfolding in every city in America. Bike lanes go in, often replacing a lane of vehicular traffic. Drivers get mad, claiming that the presence of bike lanes is destroying their commute. But according to one study, bike lanes may actually be making life better for drivers. » 9/05/14 8:45pm 9/05/14 8:45pm

Americans Have Taken 23 Million Bike Share Rides and No One Has Died

With 36 cities across the country now hosting their own systems, bike share is almost becoming an American institution. According to a new report, it's estimated that Americans have taken 23 million rides since 2007 (wow!), but here's the most amazing part: Not a single death has been attributed to a bike share system… » 8/12/14 11:48am 8/12/14 11:48am

​The Crazy Tech Copenhagen Uses To Make Itself a Biker's Wonderland

Copenhagen has become a place that's globally synonymous with great cycling culture. Yet the city is not coasting on its laurels, it's always introducing new features, from gorgeous new bridges to street-embedded lighting. Here's a video tour of all the city's newest biking innovations. » 8/04/14 4:19pm 8/04/14 4:19pm

7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves for Bikes

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we're also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators!, making biking feel like it's an essential, permanent part of the city. » 7/22/14 9:20am 7/22/14 9:20am

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon's credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows… » 7/07/14 4:40pm 7/07/14 4:40pm

Why Don't More Cities Have E-Bike Shares?

This week, Madrid became the first European city to launch a fully electric bike share system for its residents. It works just like a regular bike share, but better: An electric motor kicks in to help with pedaling, and most importantly, give you an extra push up hills. Why isn't this standard for bike shares… » 6/24/14 4:40pm 6/24/14 4:40pm

Dad Invents Kid's Seat For Bike Shares—Promptly Gets Cease and Desist

There are many perks to bike shares, but there's a distinct advantage for the entrepreneurially minded: you're not allowed to make the bike better. Not by giving it an electric motor. Not by adding a seat to take your kid to school. Nope nope nope. Should bike shares really be keeping such a tight reign on their bikes? » 6/02/14 8:30pm 6/02/14 8:30pm

How More Bike Parking Could Make Cities Better For Everyone

Car parking remains a major part of our economy, and it is easy to realize why its availability and low price are clung to so fiercely. Parking allows access for customers to stores, employees to work, entrepreneurs to meetings, tourists to places where they can deposit all their money, the needy to services,… » 5/27/14 6:00pm 5/27/14 6:00pm

Meet the Busiest Citi Bike in All of New York City

There's a guy who is working to take his picture with every Citi Bike numbered 0001 through 0100. An impressive venture. But, if you happen upon Citi Bike #17279, you have got your hands on the busiest Citi Bike in all of NYC. » 5/27/14 3:00pm 5/27/14 3:00pm

Author Elly Blue Is Here To Answer Questions About Women and Biking

The cycling movement in this country is gaining momentum, yet it's still predominantly male. So how do we get more women on bikes, and help females to feel more comfortable riding for transportation in their daily lives? Author Elly Blue is joining us today to talk about women and bikes. » 5/21/14 12:00pm 5/21/14 12:00pm

Google Maps Now Shows How Steep Your Bike Route Is

Bike directions are an amazing feature of Google Maps, but if you don't know the landscape, you might find yourself pedaling up some steep hills. No longer. Google is now providing elevation info so you can avoid, or seek (you beast), those inclines. » 5/16/14 4:43pm 5/16/14 4:43pm

This Convertible Bike Bag Will Save You From A Sweaty Back

Biking is great. So great! But if you're wearing a bag across your back, you are going to get sweaty, because you're human and we're all pretty gross. If you're not ready to commit to installing a rack to carry your stuff, this Barrel Bag from our outdoorsy pals at Alite will be a cool fix when you're on the road. » 5/14/14 5:00pm 5/14/14 5:00pm

The Founder of Outlier Is Here to Talk About the Best Biking Clothes

Six years ago, Abe Burmeister searched for a pair of good-looking pants that he could wear as he biked to work. When he couldn't find them, he founded Outlier, a fashion-forward clothing line that's since been embraced by urban cyclists. He's here today to talk about starting that company and to share his tips for… » 5/13/14 1:00pm 5/13/14 1:00pm