E-cargo bikes could be coming to a bike lane near you

Jun 4, 2024
Will these smaller, lower-emissions vehicles compete with trucks in making last-mile deliveries in urban areas?
E-cargo bikes are electric "micromobility" vehicles that can deliver goods to homes.
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Bike-share programs aren't profitable but chip away at emissions

Oct 6, 2021
A new study says New York City's bike-share program saved nearly 500 tons of emissions over four years.
Bike sharing is cheaper to subsidize for the government than public transit or car infrastructure, experts say. Above, a bicyclist wipes down a Citi Bike before riding in April 2020 in New York City.
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Bike prices still riding high due to supply chain backups

Apr 13, 2021
Bikes and parts could cost 15% to 25% more — if there's even inventory to sell, that is.
Some cyclists are resorting to fixing up their old bikes, but shipping backups and COVID restrictions at ports mean shop owners can't get parts either.
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Scooters could improve mobility in low-income areas, but they have an image problem

Dec 5, 2018
They can be left anywhere, which riles wealthy communities. But that might make them surprisingly effective in underserved neighborhoods.
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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Biking industry keeps pedaling into winter with fat tires

Feb 3, 2017
Fat bikes have increased in popularity recently all over the country, not just for riding in cold temperatures. They can be used like a standard mountain bike on all kinds of terrain.
Fat bikes hang in the maintenance department of Freewheel Bike in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Britta Greene

Bicycle classes help Maine refugees get around town

Jul 12, 2016
Classes teach how to repair and maintain bicycles for those who can't yet drive.
Papy David Musongela (right) works on his bike with instructor Ainsley Judge (left). 
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Building an equitable bike-share economy

Apr 3, 2015
Can bike shares become part of public transit?

For public good, not for profit.