Island Press Bikes DC

Last Sunday marked the first annual D.C. Bike Ride, arguably the biggest bike event the district has ever seen! Seventeen miles of roadway were sectioned off for the big ride, with a route that took bikers from the U.S. Capitol to Georgetown to the Pentagon and a number of other scenic spots along the way.

Imagine Fewer Autos (It's Easy if You Try)

In May, many of us will celebrate National Bike Month by leaving the car at home and cycling to work. It's often the fastest way across town, and it's a great way to get some exercise, reduce our carbon footprint and - importantly - remember that roads are not just for driving.

NYC: Not a Great place for Bikers but a Great Place to Bike

"It'll be hard to go back to bike commuting in New York after being here," said the guy in the Boulder bike shop. He meant it as a welcome to his town, but I think he might do well to visit mine.

Tackling the “Wicked Problem” of Urban Street Planning

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. This post, by Ben Plowden, was originally published at