What’s Velo?

VĂ©lo is the French word for bike.

Two-Way Cycletracks

The folks over at cycleSMARTdallas recently alerted me to a video that challenges the effectiveness of two-way cycletracks. The videographer introduces the video as follows:

After nearly getting hooked by a truck at this intersection, I walked back with a Canon Rebel. I stood on the corner for about 30 minutes at rush hour to . . . → Read More: Two-Way Cycletracks

US Bicycle Route System

Most people don’t know it, but there is an official U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), albeit fledgling. The first two routes were established in 1982, primarily through Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina.

US Bicycle Route System, 1982

For the next 20 years, there wasn’t much interest by anyone with power (or money) in expanding . . . → Read More: US Bicycle Route System

Neistat on Mandatory Bike Lane Laws

This video by Casey Neistat is getting a lot of plays across the web lately. Casey was given a ticket by the New York City police for violating New York’s mandatory bike lane law. You’ve probably already seen the video elsewhere, but if not, here it is (start watching at about 1:15 if you’re short . . . → Read More: Neistat on Mandatory Bike Lane Laws

Second Look: Cedar Lake Trail Phase III

A few months ago, I posted some photos of the still-under-construction Cedar Lake Trail Phase III through downtown Minneapolis. The trail is now unofficially open to the public, although work continues on a few details like fences and lighting. But I think we can get a pretty good idea of what the final product will . . . → Read More: Second Look: Cedar Lake Trail Phase III

Instrument of Experiential Understanding

Kasey Klimes wrote an article posted at This Big City entitled The Real Reason Why Bicycles are the Key to Better Cities, in which he expounds on how bicycles allow riders to experience their surroundings in ways that drivers can’t. This new experience, he argues, is invaluable to helping people understand urbanism.

We all know . . . → Read More: Instrument of Experiential Understanding