Elly Blue

Elly Blue is a writer and bicycle activist based in Portland, Ore. She blogs at Taking the Lane and is writing a book about Bikenomics that comes out in 2013. You can also find her on Twitter.

In Utah, cyclists on a mission

Weirdly, Provo's bike renaissance is missing just one thing: controversy.

Pedal pushers: Is Critical Mass bad for bikers?

Has the Critical Mass bike ride done more harm than good for the cycling movement?

Can bikes bring back the neighborhood bookstore?

Cars and the rise of big-box behemoths killed independent bookstores, but bicycling could help bring them back.

What happens first in Vegas: bike lanes or bikes?

Las Vegas is a good place to test the theory of induced demand: In a city hostile to cyclists, will better bike infrastructure convert more drivers into riders?

Bikes find a way in San Jose

Rapid growth and a gaping class divide don't make biking easy in San Jose, Calif., but a few committed cyclists push back against the city's car-centric culture.

The case of the disappearing bike lane

Sacramento may not have the best built-in bike infrastructure, but some residents are taking matters into their own hands and using guerrilla tactics to make their own.

Perception vs. reality in 'bike-friendly' San Francisco

The city's four-year injunction on developing new bike infrastructure has finally been lifted, but will San Francisco be able to make up for lost time?

Corralling bike fever in Nevada City

Tiny, touristy Nevada City, Calif., is making big strides toward bike friendliness by planning to install bike corrals to replace parking spots -- which proves it can catch on anywhere.

Dinner (and bikes) are served: The tour begins

For the month of September, I'll be traveling around the western U.S. as part of the Dinner & Bikes Tour, talking and learning about the bike economy.