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By Laurie Mazur / On January 13th, 2016

I was late for an appointment, sitting in traffic on one of the major arteries out of Washington DC. It was miserable, barely moving traffic of the kind that makes you whimper with frustration as yet another green light turns yellow, then red, as you...

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By Hilary Reeves / On December 23rd, 2015

This fall, eighteen nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities metro are demonstrating their multimodal mojo by being certified as Transportation Leaders ...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 8th, 2015

If you’re a transportation planner, urban designer, or all-around city enthusiast, chances are you have heard of NACTO.

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By Carlton Reid / On June 2nd, 2015

After two years at home, sitting in a darkened room trying to make sense of research notes, wrestling slippery arguments into a book, I took the show on the road, spending half of April travelling around the US. It felt great to be out in the open,...

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By Admin / On May 11th, 2015

Chronicles of the Ludlam Trail Posted by Eric Katz at the Green Mobility Network

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By Jason Leppig / On May 8th, 2015

After you enter our bike-to-work contest, sit down with this week's foreword Friday selection from Barbara McCann's Completing Our Streets. The excerpt below gives a glimpse of what inspired...

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By Admin / On May 4th, 2015

So, How Did #UnblockBikeLanes Work Out? Posted by Randy LoBasso of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 20th, 2015

Biking for Everyone In urban space, it takes more than paint on pavement to make biking seem like a low stress option for everyone. Bikes have a place on the road. Let’s...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 17th, 2015

In the late 1800s, cycling was loved by many men with impressive facial hair.

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 13th, 2015

Detroit is rapidly reinventing itself. Bicycling, trails, and Complete Streets are a part of that reinvention through the work of many individuals, neighborhoods,...

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