Green Party candidate's mother calls for tougher laws on hit-and-run

The mother of Natasha Pettigrew, the Green Party candidate for Senate in Maryland who was killed by the driver of an SUV while riding her bike earlier this week, is mourning the loss of her daughter. Pettigrew's mother, Kenniss Henry, …

Getting past "ruin porn" in Detroit [VIDEO]

A series of short films shows Detroit not as a shell of the past, but as an incubator of the future.

Maryland Green Party Senate candidate killed by SUV while cycling

Natasha Pettigrew, a Maryland Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, died late Monday, two days after a Cadillac Escalade hit her while she was bicycling.

It's World Car-Free Day, and that makes some people nervous

World Car-Free Day is today, Sept. 22. It's a relatively modest affair. So why is one right-wing think tank so threatened by it?

American Lung Association study shows that smart growth could save lives

If doctors designed communities, says the American Lung Association in California, there would be a lot less sprawl and a lot fewer people driving cars.

Washington, D.C., launches the nation's largest bike share program

Capital Bikeshare is the largest such program in the United States to date. Maybe someday, it'll be as popular as the ones in Europe. Hey, we can hope.

Water treatment plant yields gourmet drug-infused seasoning!

You can now sprinkle hand-harvested salt from San Francisco Bay on your food -- if you dare.

If we want kids walking to school, grown-ups have to get a move on

Recent research suggests that the simple act of walking to school can reduce children's stress levels and improve their lifetime cardiovascular health. So why don't more parents do something to make it possible?

Women on bikes take to the streets of New York City [VIDEO]

In this new Streetfilms video, some of New York's freshly minted women bikers explain why traveling on two wheels is so liberating. And so damn fun.