Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New York Times obit writer Bruce Weber made the trip by himself at the age of 57, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. He talks about the challenges and rewards of strenuous physical effort — and the pleasures of a 3,000-calorie breakfast.
Monday, February 10, 2014
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
A new bike study finds more women are riding bikes, and that Citi Bike users are safer riders than other cyclists.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
By Martin DiCaro : WAMU
WAMU - Washington —
Twenty-one years after plans were first devised -- and seven years after D.C.'s bike master plan called for its completion -- a planned eight mile bicycling and walking trail that may eventually connect Union Station and Silver Spring is still years away from being finished.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post checks in on the progress of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and what the policy will mean for women. Plus: a look at what the sequester cuts means for research labs in the area. Then, details from the Save the Children report about conditions for mothers and newborns around the world; what New York City can learn from Amsterdam’s bike culture; and the growing culture of domesticity.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
By Martin DiCaro : WAMU
WAMU - Washington —
Construction of a westbound bike lane connecting Georgetown with downtown D.C. could begin in August, District transportation planners said Monday during a walking tour of the proposed M Street track.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
The ARC tunnel dispute fueled rancor between NJ Governor Christie and the Obama administration. (Link)
Why is it going to take 8 months to put more L trains into service? The MTA and transit union blame each other. (Link)
Special parking for car share programs is being piloted in San Francisco. (Link)
Rand Paul: forget beautification, spend money on fixing infrastructure beasts. (Link)
Want to reach New York's MTA? Dial 511. (NY Observer)
Bicycling is on the rise in China. (NPR)
NYC may be getting ready to update the ancient zoning rules regulating parking spaces in the outer boroughs. (Crain's NY)
A look at email correspondence between opponents of a Brooklyn bike lane, pre-lawsuit. (Streetsblog)
Virginia governor: EPA regulations are "job-killing." (WAMU)
NY Daily News editorial: MTA inspector general must investigate LIRR service disruptions, emergency responses.
The head of the Chicago Transit Authority blames the union for the agency's $277 million gap; the union says 'it's not us.' (WBEZ)
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Just a month after an NYPD police officer was convicted of lying about shoving a Critical Mass bike rider, the Department is in trouble over another incident with a cyclist. Yesterday, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office released this video as it charged the officer driving in it with assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The AP reports that Officer Louis Ramos allegedly "hit the cyclist on June 14, got out of the car, pulled the cyclist to the curb, handed him a tissue and then drove off without reporting it or calling an ambulance."
Ramos has pleaded not guilty. The AP reports that the cyclist was treated for cuts, bruises and a fractured wrist. -- Collin Campbell
Monday, May 17, 2010
(The Woodlands, Texas -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News Lab) -- Houston has long been an oil man's town and a booming city that loves its cars and parking lots. That's changing. Just to the north, in The Woodlands, a tony suburb, people like 64-year old David Hitchcock are adding up the benefits of biking to work. “Bicycles are really the most efficient way to travel. On my trip to work this morning, which is about seven miles, I used about 360 calories. I did the math when I got to work and found out that’s about 775-thousand miles per gallon for the equivalent energy in a gallon of gasoline." With Hitchcock's help, The Woodlands may earn recognition in the Bicycle Friendly Community Program, a nationwide distinction previously placed on places like Portland, Davis, California and yes, Austin.
Take a listen inside the movement, as a community takes on traffic, bike paths and a new way of getting around Texas.