Biking

Biking

Walk Score is now ranking bikeability

The folks who brought you Walk Score, an online tool that ranks neighborhoods based on whether you can get anywhere on foot, are expanding to appeal to the biking crowd. This tool is a little more limited (only 10 cities have been scored) but it’s also more in-depth: Walk Score will assume you can stroll to the grocery store down the shoulder of a four-lane road, but Bike Score also covers bike path availability, terrain, and how many people will be joining you on your two-wheeled commute.

Biking

Mesmerizing data visualization shows a day in the life of a city’s bike usage

This video is probably what Ralph Steadman sees when he takes half a tab of acid and looks at a map of Budapest, but it’s also a data visualization of the city’s bike usage during a 24-hour period. The size, location, and direction of the bubbles reflect how many people are on bikes at a given time, and where they’re going.

Biking

Here comes everybody: Number of bicycle-friendly cities soars

More cities are making way for cyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But we still have a long, long road ahead.

Biking

Romancing the bike: The seduction of pedal-powered transport

Why don’t Americans ride like the rest of the world? We don’t understand what other countries do: Biking isn’t just good for you, it’s fun, easy, and good for your love life.

Biking

Umbra’s second helpings: Keeping your skirt out of your bike chain

Concerned that your frills could get hung up in the works? Our beloved eco-advice columnist, Umbra Fisk, is here to help.

Living

SUV with built-in stationary bike: It’s like biking to work, except stupid as hell

Introducing the most bougie car possible: the Becker Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Biking

Get your ass on that bike!

‪In honor of National Bike Month, Grist challenges you to ride your bike to work. And we've got a few pearls of wisdom to help get you started‬.

Cities

Awesome ‘bike hugging’ dog guards and rides his owner’s bike

Watch a video of an adorable bike-guarding dog in China.

Transportation

A low-cost way to improve public transit: Add joy

Can transit incorporate art? Yes! How about playground equipment? You bet. Even … sex? Oh yeah, baby.

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