13 May '11, 10pm

Bikes Have The Power To Create Better Cities: May is National Bike Month in the United States, including Bike to...

Bikes Have The Power To Create Better Cities: May is National Bike Month in the United States, including Bike to...

May is National Bike Month in the United States, including Bike to Work Week from May 16-20 and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20 . To celebrate, we’re posting a weekly article about cool bikes, benefits of biking, biking tips, and pro-bike legislation! Find Bike Month events in your area . Right now, the American people face more than a few daunting issues: unemployment, obesity, failing infrastructure, and rapidly rising food and fuel prices . The government is mired in politics, and too slow to react, meaning these problems keep getting worse. Our cities are congested and unhealthy, but what can one person do to change it? Ride a bike. That’s the position of alternative-transportation advocates People For Bikes , an organization that’s dedicated to improving the future of bicycling in this country. Every six years, the federal government allocates billions of dollars t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bikes-have-the-power-to-...

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LAPD takes electric bikes for a spin:

grist.org 13 May '11, 5pm

The Los Angeles Police Department bicycle coordination unit is running a pilot program that put officers on electric bikes...

New Bicycle Routes Approved for Across America ...

motherearthnews.com 13 May '11, 2pm

Several new routes were also approved for Alaska. Starting with the land-based route connecting through Canada, USBR 8 is ...

Not just better for bikes: New York completes i...

grist.org 11 May '11, 1am

This is the sort of story I'm really glad to see. I read an article a while back here in Berlin, Germany, about a some new...

Bike to Work Week: #BikeCommuting Tips (via @glueandglitter)

Bike to Work Week: #BikeCommuting Tips (via @gl...

care2.com 14 May '11, 9pm

Bike to Work Week starts on Monday, and the League of American Bicyclists is challenging folks to ditch their cars and rid...

How community ownership can save wind power:

grist.org 13 May '11, 12am

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States , a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's New Ru...

3 Amazing Bikes That Could Make Life Easier (Videos): May is National Bike Month in the United States, inc...

3 Amazing Bikes That Could Make Life Easier (Vi...

care2.com 20 May '11, 5pm

Ok, ok, I know we said three amazing BIKES that would make life easier, but this bike accessory from Veltop is so cool and...

Eating Meals with Strangers Encourages Stronger Cities and a Better World

Eating Meals with Strangers Encourages Stronger...

treehugger.com 11 May '11, 1am

Of course there are many explicit ways that you could turn Eat With Me into a green effort. 100-Mile dinners, meat-free Mo...

Chemical Policy Reform Would Create US Jobs

sustainablebusiness.com 12 May '11, 3pm

Federal chemical policy reform would create sustainable jobs in the U.S. chemical industry while protecting public health ...

10 simple ways to have more bikes, more walking (and less cars) in big cities

10 simple ways to have more bikes, more walking...

mnn.com 16 May '11, 6pm

Urban drivers, it seems to me, are a roaring case study in the endowment effect, treating the everyday grind of gridlock a...

TreeHugger Bikes Climate Ride: My Sexy Cayo 1.0...

treehugger.com 16 May '11, 10am

TreeHugger Bikes Climate Ride: My Sexy Cayo 1.0 Road Bike From Focus Bikes (Photos) Photo: Mairi Beautyman I have now peda...

TreeHugger Bikes Climate Ride: My Sexy Cayo 1.0...

treehugger.com 16 May '11, 10am

TreeHugger Bikes Climate Ride: My Sexy Cayo 1.0 Road Bike From Focus Bikes (Photos) Photo: Mairi Beautyman I have now peda...

On oldie but a goodie: Local power: tapping distributed energy in 21st-century cities

On oldie but a goodie: Local power: tapping dis...

grist.org 06 May '11, 10pm

Hammarby Sjostad "eco-cycle" Source: HammarbySjostad.de Residents of Hammarby Sjöstad, a district on the south side of Sto...

Cities Have Deep Toolboxes for Dealing With Cli...

greenbiz.com 10 May '11, 12pm

OAKLAND, CA — In facing the looming presence of climate change, cities, like businesses, have a grab bag of tactics to cho...