The value of multi-modal trips

In transit lingo, “multi-modal” trips are those that use different modes to get to a destination. A common version is bike to bus/subway/rail, either taking the bike on the vehicle or locking it before one...

Reflections on 900 miles on a bicycle

          [I wrote this back in August of 2010] Well, I’ve been back for a week, so it seemed like time to write reflections on my Portland to Berkeley bicycle trip....

AAPT meeting in Portland and my bike trip home

I’m leaving today for the American Association of Physics Teachers summer meeting in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be presenting a workshop at the meeting (see next post), then riding my bicycle to Eugene then down the...

200 people can commute in:

Great poster from Seattle demonstrating the space it takes on a street to move 200 people in various modes.

Berkeley Traffic Circles – Share the Lane

The traffic circles in Berkeley neighborhoods have created confusion for many car drivers. One of the difficulties is knowing how to interact with bicycles. The Bike Friendly Berkeley Coalition’s email chat list has been discussiong...

Bicycles in Paris

I’m on a nine-day trip to France with students from my school (the benefits of sharing my classroom with a French teacher!), and we spent the last couple days in Paris. Paris is doing some...