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The ethics of riding in NYC

“The advantages? Exercise, no parking problems, gas prices, it’s fun. An automobile is expensive. You have to find a place to park and it’s not fun. So why not ride a bicycle? I recommend.”

That is US supreme court justice Stephan G. Breyer who bike commutes to work.

I just learned that [...]

Feminist biking zine 2.0

A while back I mentioned Elly Blue and her feminist cycling zine.

She asked me to mention her next project and her kickstarter page.

Taking the Lane 6: Lines on the Map.

The previous issue of Taking the Lane (#5, Our Bodies, Our Bikes), was about bodies, health, and the physical aspects [...]

Feminist cycling zine and blog

Elly Blue (@ellyblue) is a feminist cyclist and author of the zine, Taking the Lane. bicycling, economics, feminism, and other cultural commentary.

She recently inspired, Zöe Leverant (@iamhelsabot) to start the blog out of Portland, Oregon, dealing with similar subject matter.

bikeladiesunite.tumblr.com/

Here’s a sample:

Elly Blue is a feminist writer and cyclist [...]

Bikenomics

Check out this new column from Grist.org about the economics of the bicycle:

From the site:

Bikenomics A Grist Special Series Series Intro

Bicycle transportation is good for a lot of things—it’s healthy, it’s green, it’s quiet, it’s fun, it builds community. It also makes financial sense, and the magnitude of bicycling’s economic [...]

Love and Hate

Time’s Up had a rocking party on Friday to show love for all cyclists in NYC. Their bash included a chocolate fountain and burlesque dancers, what more do you need.

See more photos here.

Meanwhile the press is continuing to show hate towards cyclists and continuing to tow the party [...]