Biking

Bike Tour to Cascade Locks

Bike Tour to Cascade Locks

  I cycled to Cascade Locks from Portland with ten others. The 45-mile ride winds through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and the last ten miles leading into Cascade Locks are on a multi-use path. The destination of…

Urban Times Op-Ed

Urban Times Op-Ed

I wrote an op-ed for Urban Times on how and why the marketing for bikeshare programs needs to change. Bikeshare isn’t going to magically reduce congestion or improve air quality. What it will do is provide a fun, convenient, and inexpensive…

Bright Morning

Bright Morning

  I sold Bright Morning today to a friend who will take good care of her. I named her after lyrics from Gillian Welch’s “Six White Horses,” the song I was listening to when I went to pick up the…

Brisbane Transportation

Brisbane Transportation

One of the reasons I love living in Brisbane is that it has a fantastic transportation system. The commuter rail takes me to the Rotary meetings in Brisbane’s distant suburbs. The ferry service glides me down the Brisbane River to…

Radio Debut

Radio Debut

    I had a great chat with John Scott at 4BC talk radio. I discussed the growth of cycling in Brisbane and related the increased cycling rates to public health challenges. It was a great first experience talking on…

Melbourne Bike Share

Melbourne Bike Share

Cycling around Melbourne was a breeze, thanks to the city’s bike share program. Melbourne’s system predated Brisbane CityCycle by only a few months, and I have read that it also had a slow start. Although the systems are similar in…

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

Amin, Dalphy & I hit up Kangaroo Point on bikes. We loaded my panniers with gear, reaching the crags before 7 a.m. It was the marriage of my two favorite sports. A lovely ceremony with a reception at the West…

New Bike-share Programs

New Bike-share Programs

Bike-share programs are on the rise. Located in only a handful of European cities five years ago, bike-share stations are now a recognizable feature in many urban landscapes. Spurred by the success of bike-sharing in Paris, London, and Washington, D.C.,…

Capital Bikeshare Ridership

Capital Bikeshare Ridership

In July I reported on my research project, which includes an analysis of CityCycle, Brisbane’s bikeshare program. My  contract with Brisbane City Council does not allow me to share my findings derived from their data, but I will share some of the…