High Gasoline Prices Help Bicycles Gain Ground In The Netherlands and World

by Alix Rijckaert THE HAGUE, Sept 7, 2008 (AFP) - The Dutch rely ever more on the humble bike for transport as pollution concerns and high petrol prices give new impetus to traditional pedal power in the only country with more bicycles than people. The average Dutchman cycled 902 kilometres in 2006, up 16 kilometres from 15 years ago, according to official statistics. Annual … [Read more...]

Car -vs – Bike

This video is a race between a bike and a car trying to navigate the city to see who can get to the City Center first. It appears to me that no traffic laws were broken. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Risking Life and Limb, Riding a Bike to Work in L.A.

By RHONDA L. RUNDLE of the Wall Street Journal Cyclists, Banned on Freeways and Reviled By Drivers, Save a Buck and Make a Point LOS ANGELES -- Paula Rodriguez, who lives in the San Fernando Valley, got so disgusted with soaring fuel prices last spring that she stopped driving, sold her SUV and bought a bike. But pedaling the 15 miles home from her job, the 30-year-old Ms. Rodriquez … [Read more...]

Sign of the Times: Bicycle Drive-By Shooting

We here at Bicycle.net have long been advocates of commuting by bike and anything to reduce pollution and to save on now-exorbitant gasoline costs. Not sure what to make of this bit of news from Milwaukee, today... Is it progress? Milwaukee Police Investigate Bike-By Shooting By Jon Byman Milwaukee Police are investigating a case in which a suspect claims he was shot while sitting on his … [Read more...]

Commute By Bike Because Fat, Stupidly Oil-Dependent and Un-Green Is No Way To Go Through Life, Son

Written by: Jeff Stevenson Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do: Ride our bicycles to work and on … [Read more...]