Readers may recall the Bixi bike share system in cities like Ottawa and New York City. Despite Bixi’s slew of financial and managerial problems, a recent press release suggests continued support for that form of rented transportation...
What if visitors and residents in key urban areas could grab, ride and return a bike – fast and easy – for a reasonable fee?
That’s the idea for a variety of fairly new enterprises in places like Montréal, Ottawa and New...
Aug 04, 2008 — Bicycles are about as green as you can get. They're economical and provide great exercise. But a lot of people draw the line at hunching over those skinny, hard seats. But as Lucy Martin reports, there's more than one way to ride, whatever your age or size. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2007 — A group of residents are taking on the state department of transportation over a proposed middle turning lane on Route 11 in the village of Canton. The stretch in question is a tree-lined residential neighborhood of historic homes. Residents are trying to get Governor Spitzer's attention when he visits Potsdam next week. As David Sommerstein reports, word is they've already succeeded. Go to full article
SLU senior Kira Krumhansl on one of the "Green Bikes"
Oct 07, 2005 — Students at St. Lawrence University can check out books and bicycles at the library this year. Modeled on bike loan programs that are common in cities, the "Green Bikes" program is unique in that it uses the campus library as the check-out point. A pilot bike loan program began at SLU last year, but had difficulties because there was no good way to monitor use and returns. The student Environmental Awareness Organization bought 10 new bicycles this fall. Kira Krumhansl, one of the student organizers of the "Green Bikes" program, tells Todd Moe that the idea is a hit on campus. Go to full article
Jun 18, 2003 — When it comes to bicycles, many of us are weekend warriors. The thought of riding a bike to work is intimidating, especially given the chance it might break down. Now, some cycling advocates are helping ordinary people become amateur bike mechanics. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly visited a community-run repair shop and has this report. Go to full article