Author : All posts by Margherita Pryor



Secret To A Long, Healthy Life: Bike To The Store by Nancy Shute 02:39 pm November 2, 2011 Hajime Ando/Flickr Putting the shopping bags in the bike basket rather than in the car trunk could deliver big health benefits. WhatRead More



The Case for Working With Your Hands Joe Nocella designs buildings by day and bikes by night. By Tom VanderbiltPosted Sunday, May 29, 2011, at 1:07 AM ET Custom bike shops are sprouting up in BrooklynBy day, Joe Nocella worksRead More



New Yorkers with ties to a former transportation commissioner and Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer’s wife are suing New York City for a bike lane they say decreased safety on a street through a wealthy Brooklyn neighborhood. In the lawsuit filedRead More



The reaction in the Netherlands to the bicycle accident reminded me of comments I provided on behalf of the Providence Bicycle Coalition a couple years ago. The comments refer to the state’s long-term transportation plan, which it must develop periodicallyRead More



Here’s a link to the study cited in the article: TRANSPORTATION: Reducing parking spaces helps cities cut auto emissions (01/24/2011) (Embedded image moved to file: pic28685.gif) Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter With bicycle share schemes, smoothly running metros and pedestrian-onlyRead More



From NPR today — Can Providence Catch Up? By ALLISON AUBREY (2010-11-29) NPR (NPR) – One way National Geographic staffers in Washington, D.C., can get to know their company’s CEO is to take him up on his long-standing offer: toRead More



From today’s Energy and Environment Reporter. How is it possible that the driver of the SUV didn’t realize she had a bicycle wedged under her car after she hit and killed the cyclist?  This is in Maryland, but I wonderRead More



A rural Colorado town has kicked cyclists off the streets, dealing a blow to advocates who felt the wind at their back amid a national livability push. There just wasn’t enough room on the roads for both bikers and twoRead More



TRANSPORTATION: Lawmakers to examine Obama’s ‘livability’ efforts Josh Voorhees, E&E reporter President Obama’s “livability” initiative will be under the microscope this week as two congressional panels hear from federal and state officials about transportation planning and land use. The HouseRead More



This was in the New York Times “Year in Ideas” section today. We have the beginnings of a bike highway here in RI — but as the Danish infrastructure consultant warns, you really need to create the bicycle culture first,Read More