Tag Archives: non-motorized transportation

The longest bike and/or footbridges in the USA or Canada

The following working list identifies the longest bicycle and pedestrian bridges in the United States and Canada based on the length (in feet) of their main span. A separate list of bridges that may be long enough to join this … Continue reading

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Leading USA bicycle commuting cities in 2010

The list provided below is from the 2010 American Community Survey (via wikipedia) and is for cities exceeding 100,000 in population. Congratulations to Eugene, Oregon for taking the top spot. I am rather disappointed not to see Greater Lansing on … Continue reading

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A tale of two stores

For the most part, I will let the following two photographs do the talking. The first picture is from a local Meijer’s store. The second is from the local Kroger store. Both have recently completed major remodeling and renovation projects. … Continue reading

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Make gas hogs pay thru the snout

I am still amazed at the number of people who continue buying gas hogging SUV’s like Navigators and Tahoes. There are very few, if any, justifiable instances where these vehicles are practical, especially for family use. To me, those who continue … Continue reading

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Cycling kudos to the Post Office

As an avid cyclist and bike commuter, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the United States Post Office for promoting bicycling as part of the stamps to be issued in 2012. I also want to congratulate them for depicting … Continue reading

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Women and cycling: a comprehensive study

As part of its Women’s Cycling Project, The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals conducted a comprehensive online survey during the spring of 2010 about bicycle usage by women.  More than 13,000 women from around the world responded to the … Continue reading

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Let’s roll – bike to work week is May 16-20

The League of American Bicyclists recognizes the week of May 16-20, 2011 (next week) as National Bike to Work Week and next Friday, May 20th as National Bike to Work Day. As an avid bike commuter I can attest to the … Continue reading

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A simple carbon footprint diet

An interesting and useful environmental tip from the EPA: Reduce your carbon footprint! Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. Save up errands and shopping trips so you need … Continue reading

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