Below are a few articles from around the web about cycling – click on the image to read the article. There are lots of articles being published daily on cycling, Vision Zero, and safe streets. To read the latest, visit: http://usa.streetsblog.org/.
“If that bicyclist whizzing by seems a little happier than the average gridlock-bound car commuter, you’re not imagining it: A recent study found that two-wheeled commuters were happier than their gas pedal-stomping, car-caged peers. Becoming a bike commuter might seem daunting, but the benefits can be worth it: exercising regularly, saving money, decreasing your carbon footprint, absolving yourself of guilt over that break-room doughnut.” | AC Shilton, “A Beginners Guide to Biking to Work.”
“It is crucial to provide physical separation from fast-moving, high-volume motor vehicle traffic and better intersection design to avoid conflicts between cyclists and motor vehicles. More and better bicycle infrastructure and safer cycling would encourage Americans to make more of their daily trips by bicycle and, thus, help raise the currently low physical activity levels of the US population.” | John Pucher & Ralph Buehler, “Safer Cycling Through Improved Infrastructure“