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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike 2.0

Monday, March 30, 2015

The new head of New York's bike share company didn't mince words: “Things were broken when we came in.” Now, he said Citi Bike is tackling some of the system's biggest problems.
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The Longest Shortest Time

Lucy and the Bike Girl

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Lucy and the bike girl are best friends. But being in the same room together could kill them.

Transportation Nation

DC Transit Agency Abandons 'Zebras' On Major Bike Lane

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There was only one problem with the zebras the District Department of Transportation installed on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest last October: they did not work.

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Transportation Nation

Company Behind Citi Bike Infrastructure Gets New Owner

Monday, April 14, 2014

The company behind much of Citi Bike’s hardware and software has a new owner.

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Transportation Nation

Freshkills Park To Open for Sneak Peeks

Friday, April 11, 2014

Once the world's largest landfill, it's now a 2,200-acre park.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight Edition

Friday, November 15, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Can Obamacare be saved? Will Warren run in 2016? Should cyclists share the road?

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Listen to Lucy

The bike test shows what I’m like at work

Monday, November 04, 2013

The bike test shows what I’m like at work

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Transportation Nation

Phoenix Area to Get Regional Bike Share Program Next Spring

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Phoenix's grid system is the inspiration behind the name of its new regional bike share program. But the bike's green color: that's more neon, less cactus.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: Bicycling Across the Hudson. Yes, You Read That Right.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Move over, bike lanes -- the future of two-wheeled transportation may be on the water.

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Transportation Nation

Capital Bikeshare Turns Three, Expands Into Maryland

Friday, September 20, 2013

WAMU

It's been three years since Capital Bikeshare's iconic—if bulky and somewhat slow-rolling—red bikes started appearing in the region, and the bike-sharing system is continuing its expansion in D.C. and the surrounding areas.

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The Takeaway

Are Bicycle Shares Good for Business?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How have bike share programs affected business for bicycle shops? Charlie McCorkell is the owner of Bicycle Habitat in New York City and Ashanti Austin is the co-owner of the Hub Bike Co-op in Minneapolis. While both agree that bike share is a positive force in their community, the impact on business has been quite different.

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Transportation Nation

Your Feelings About Bikes, in 17 Syllables

Monday, September 16, 2013

Are you riding? Considering it? Angry at all the attention bikes get? Or excited to be a new bike share member? Get out your pens and poetry quills and join The Takeaway's Bike Haiku Challenge.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Moves Forward On Transformative Frederick Douglass Bridge Project

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WAMU

A $900 million vision to transform two D.C. neighborhoods by turning a freeway into a grand boulevard is taking shape. “It's going to be a gateway into the city instead of a thoroughfare out of the city,” says one city official.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Summer Streets 2013 Includes Car-Free Central Park

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

Pedestrians and cyclists, start your engines: Central Park's East and West Drives will be just for you. At least until Labor Day.

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Transportation Nation

Maryland Officials Pitch Capital Bikeshare Expansion To Residents

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All this week Montgomery County officials are speaking with residents about the upcoming expansion of the D.C.'s bike share program into the county later this summer.

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Speak: Backwards Seat = Broken

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York's bike share program is barely a month old, and users are already developing ways to communicate faulty equipment to each other -- and to the city.

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WNYC News

Bike Share is Here: Some Brave the City Streets, Others Will Pass

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

6,000 bikes were added to city streets Monday as the city launched what it called the largest bike share program in the country.

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Transportation Nation

T Minus Five Days: New York's Bike Share App is Now Live

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The bikes won't hit the streets for another five days, but users can now download the official Citi Bike app.

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The Takeaway

The Rise of Bike Culture

Thursday, May 09, 2013

In recent years, the bicycle has gone from a mode of transportation, to an object that comes with rights that cities acknowledge and cater to. For those who’ve been entrenched in the bike world over the decades, it’s been quite a journey. Charlie McCorkell is among them. He’s been biking around Manhattan since the 1960s. And in the seventies, he opened what’s become one of New York’s most popular bike shops: Bicycle Habitat, in Soho.

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WNYC News

Thousands To Ride In 5 Boro Bike Tour

Saturday, May 04, 2013

WNYC

The largest annual bicycling event in the U.S. happens Sunday on the streets of New York.

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