biking http://wlrn.org en No Room To Run On Miami Sidewalks http://wlrn.org/post/no-room-run-miami-sidewalks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 500 people gathered recently outside one of the only green spaces downtown: the 1300 block of </span>Brickell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They were the Brickell Run Club, all decked out in </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">running shoes and workout shorts, ready to go for a run.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:53:20 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 29524 at http://wlrn.org No Room To Run On Miami Sidewalks 3 Charts (And A Few Words) On The Rise Of Electric Bikes http://wlrn.org/post/three-charts-and-few-words-rise-electric-bikes We told you last week about how <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/10/24/240493422/in-most-every-european-country-bikes-are-outselling-cars" target="_blank">bicycles are outselling new cars in almost every European country</a>.<p>When we delved a little <a href="http://issuu.com/coliped/docs/european_bicycle_market___industry_/11?e=1475043/5326982" target="_blank">deeper into the numbers</a>, we found that while bicycle sales remained steady in a six-year period that began in 2006 (the top chart), sales of electric bikes exploded (the second chart).<p>Now, electric bikes — they h Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:15:03 +0000 22855 at http://wlrn.org 3 Charts (And A Few Words) On The Rise Of Electric Bikes Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle http://wlrn.org/post/car-centric-spain-begins-embrace-bicycle For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain.<p>Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four. Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country — compared to 700,000 cars. That's due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent drop in sales of new cars.<p>But unlike countries in northern Europe like the Netherlands or Belgium, Spain doesn't have a long-standing bicycle tradition. Spaniards cheer on their countrymen in the Tour de France or Vuelta a España bike races on TV each summer. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:53:43 +0000 21710 at http://wlrn.org Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes http://wlrn.org/post/environmental-cost-south-floridas-car-culture-could-be-negated-bikes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a state that is noted for its dedicated car culture, it seems a given that residents and tourists would benefit from any measurable decrease in road congestion, car exhaust, and air pollution.&nbsp;</span>As <a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/" target="_blank">National Bike Month</a> winds down and South Florida, communities make moves to become more bike friendly, it pays to talk about the potential environmental impact of having more bicycles and less cars on Florida's roads.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14429 at http://wlrn.org The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes Ditch Your Car And Ride A B-Cycle http://wlrn.org/post/ditch-your-car-and-ride-b-cycle <p>Riding a bike is a childhood right of passage.&nbsp; As we age, we move from tricycle to bike with training wheels to classic two-wheeler. But at some point we shift from bikes to the expanded mobility of owning a car.</p><p>Kathryn Moore, program manager at <a href="http://broward.bcycle.com" target="_blank">Broward B-Cycle</a>, thinks people should consider going back to the basics when it comes to getting around downtown Fort Lauderdale.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:40:16 +0000 Hyan Freitas 13099 at http://wlrn.org Ditch Your Car And Ride A B-Cycle What South Florida Cyclists and Drivers Have to Say to Each Other http://wlrn.org/post/what-south-florida-cyclists-and-drivers-have-say-each-other <p></p><p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px; line-height: 22px; ">This is a place that’s sunny, warm, and flat. It seems like it should be a pretty perfect place to ride a bike. It’s not.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:45:12 +0000 Ruth Morris & Arianna Prothero 1566 at http://wlrn.org What South Florida Cyclists and Drivers Have to Say to Each Other