Urban life on two wheels
CityLab explores the ever-changing role of the bicycle, the machine that makes cities better.
Here’s a roundup of your cheerful, snarky, delighted, contrarian, inventive, and trolly comments during Bike Week.
The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.
“It makes me laugh every time,” says a Brooklyn cyclist who uses an assault-grade bike horn.
Isla Rowntree started a company to give children the best ride possible. Now she’s working to make the bikes sustainable.
The smart electric conversion is a lot of fun, but is it really the best e-bike for the city?
You thought getting your ride stolen was bad. Proposed cuts to key agencies and programs clip the lock on future bike trails.
Officials in Latvia’s capital keep saying there’s no room for dedicated lanes. Cycling activists just showed them how it’s done.
I’m 26 and I can’t ride a bike, so I’m starting at step one.
Bay Area bike pros explain how to save your ride from being picked apart like a free Thanksgiving turkey.
Owning two wheels in the late 19th century meant a literal means to escape, creating a “new woman” who eschewed fragility.
As bikes boom in Canada’s second largest city, advocates warn the city might not be taking safety seriously enough.
We spoke with a riding instructor for advice on how to navigate the city streets with confidence.
Areli Carreón wants to recruit cyclists, community groups, and local government in a push to make the metropolis more friendly to riders.
In the 1930s, the U.K. built a massive network of state-of-the-art bike trails. Now the challenge is to revive them.
No, not metaphorically. We’re talking about sending fleets of bicycles with air filtration equipment into the streets to remove nasty airborne particles.
In its early history, the bicycle was celebrated—and condemned—for disrupting social barriers and bringing the classes together.
In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels.