Author : All posts by Margherita Pryor



From today’s NPR

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. What READ MORE



Bike Design — linking left and right brains!

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 works READ MORE



A DOT “cozy” with bike advocates? If only…

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 filed READ MORE



30 YEARS to achieve a reduction of 11 injuries!!

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 periodically READ 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-only READ MORE



Switching gears: more commuters bike to work

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: to READ 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 wonder READ MORE



Colo. town ban portends problems for bicycle promotion

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 two READ 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 House READ MORE



Bike Highways

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