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My mom and stepdad live in a small village between Lindau and Wangen in the Allgäu region of South Germany, not far from the Swiss and Austrian borders. It's a long story of how they settled in ...
by citisven
Comment Count 153 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 182 Recommends
I posted this comment a few days ago, and now I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is. We should think about a series on cycling issues. * How to get started if you haven't ridden ...
by Tracker
Comment Count 254 comments on Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 08:53 AM PST with 123 Recommends
Is exercise a chore? Do you think “drat, I’ve got to go to the gym” Is it boring? When we were kids, we didn’t drag ourselves through exercise, we played. We had fun. For me, the key to ...
by Tracker
Comment Count 137 comments on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 09:28 AM PST with 113 Recommends
Many moons ago, in the pre-parenthood and pre-other things stage of life, I lived happily in a small apartment right on a bike path and just a few miles from work.  Biking was recreational and an ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 110 comments on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 04:46 AM PDT with 74 Recommends
I got so excited this week reading my issue of Rails to Trails Magazine , that I decided to buck the schedule and write about the ...
by Tracker
Comment Count 76 comments on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 09:01 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
Yes, for some of us bike season is all year. But for many, this is the time of year you bring out the bike, lube it up, and get back out into the fresh air. And many who don't have a bike ...
by Tracker
Comment Count 95 comments on Wed May 21, 2014 at 06:17 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
Burning the Midnight Oil for Living Energy Independence crossposted from Voices on the Square Back in April, Hope Yen was on the Huffington Post with Sprawling Suburbs Growth Falls To ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
A few of days ago I arrived in Vancouver, B.C. for a week of urban planning and playing. On the official schedule are presentations about leading practices in resilient urban systems, a workshop to ...
by citisven
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 09:25 AM PST with 56 Recommends
While trains, electric cars, and other non-internal-combustion-engine of transportation cause partisan fights and get high news coverage, there's a quiet revolution happening right under our noses. ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 12:02 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Group rides are so much fun! It's a chance to meet others with your passion for cycling. It's a good way to discover new routes or explore new areas you might not venture into on your own. It's a ...
by Tracker
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Last year I read a very well-intentioned but somewhat harsh diary about commuting to work by bike. The diarist made the case that the environmental problems we are facing demand that pretty much ...
by B Amer
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
This is Part 2 of my trip last week to Vancouver, B.C. to meet up and exchange ideas with some of the leading thinkers in sustainable urban design and planning. ( Carless in Vancouver, Part 1: Boots ...
by citisven
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Okay, so we know that despite troubles in Detroit and Toyotaland the automobile is still king in the US of A. But sometimes it takes some raw numbers to bring home just how much the entire country's ...
by citisven
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 08:29 AM PST with 37 Recommends
by citisven
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat May 07, 2011 at 09:04 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Its May everyone, which means its National Bike to Work Month. Do you already have a bike? Good, then we can begin. This diary is intended to outline just exactly what environmental and economic ...
by jtb583
Comment Count 80 comments on Tue May 05, 2009 at 11:07 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
by Vorkosigan
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 04:00 AM PST with 31 Recommends
For anyone seriously considering ditching their car for a bike, my story should serve as a warning. It’s April of 2008: Republicans hope the devolving Democratic Primary fight will put them ...
by CheckRaise
Comment Count 121 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 01:51 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
An editorial note: As will be seen, the slur in the title is in quotations for a reason, were not the author's in origin but were 'thrown' out at me in an incident (after the fold). My ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 47 comments on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 11:53 AM PST with 28 Recommends
As promised.... Good News on the Green Front. City of Berkeley boasts big drop in emissions. The lowered emissions add ...
by jillian
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed May 16, 2007 at 06:50 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I want to tell a story of my excitement and joy of riding a stationary bicycle. No, really…quit laughing, there is joy riding the bike. One slow morning at the gym where I am employed, I was ...
by Steven Park
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 27 Recommends