In foreground, sitting on a wooden table-top in soft lighting, white coffee cup with drawing of a turquoise upright bicycle and the words "Life is a beautiful ride". Background soft focus of kitchen with appliances.

Sharing some (and by no means all) of the articles that have caught my eye over the past few weeks since the March 4 Transportation Reading Round-up. The quoted snippet from the article gives you a takeaway even if you…Continue Reading

Shadow on the road of a person on a bike.

I’m already a member of one club created by love of a particular product that leads to spontaneous conversations with total strangers. I am, of course, speaking of the total strangers you will walk up to if you are both…Continue Reading

Peach e-bike with bags front and rear parked in front of a raised wooden bed full of blooming yellow daffodils.

An early fundraising breakfast makes for an early bike ride. The morning was cool and overcast and the forecast suggested the possibility of some liquid sunshine later, so I took my rain skirt and rain jacket along in case I…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 1: Back on the Bike

Being sick for over two weeks with a respiratory crud is no way to prepare for 30 days of biking. That pesky nagging cough that started in mid-March is still hanging around. Nonetheless I rolled on day one by taking…Continue Reading

Hand-drawn upright turquoise bicycle with lettering that reads Happy April! #30daysofbiking. By Melissa Balmer, PedalLove.com

I’ve written enough times on the power of bike challenges and other forms of commitment to new habits that for this year’s #30DaysOfBiking “yes you should give it a try” post I’m just going to link to them and say…Continue Reading

Introducing Zelda the E-Bike

Guess what I get to pick up tomorrow? Tralala, tralala. Hint: I’m going to @GoFamilyCyclery. More hints: Good for 🌎, makes me 😍, gets me up 🏔️ more easily. — Barb Chamberlain (@barbchamberlain) March 14, 2019 I’ve been talking up…Continue Reading

In my work at Washington State Department of Transportation, where I’m Director of the Active Transportation Division, I put out an e-newsletter 2-3 times a month. If you subscribe (everyone welcome!) you’ll get two types of emails: A news round-up…Continue Reading

Side view of white cargo bike made by Urban Arrow with black front cargo box.

I’ve been developing this theory for a while now. The longer I ponder it the more I think it makes sense. Stay with me while I work through this line of reasoning: We’d dramatically improve transportation safety if we all moved…Continue Reading

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