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Extreme Weather Challenges Bikepackers on the Tour Divide Race

Kevin Latta pushed his bike forward, following the Bull River down a ridge in the Canadian Rockies. The tire tracks from riders ahead of him had disappeared. He searched for a shallow place to cross. But after just one step,…

A Bicycle Built for Transporting Cargo Takes Off

Of particular concern is last-mile urban delivery, which is the most expensive, least efficient and most impactful part of the supply chain. “Currently we have too many large vehicles driving empty. In the U.S., empty trucks drive 20 billion miles…

Why Are Bikes So Much Fun? Because They’re Not Cars.

Still, many readers — riding readers, perhaps — will find the most meaning in Rosen’s carefully curbed but unmistakable personal passion for the bike. “Bike riding is the best way I know to reach an altered consciousness,” he writes, “better…

The Best and Worst Cities to Live Without a Car

In Florida, 600 tons of dead fish piled up on beaches. In the Western U.S., droughts contributed to wildfires causing air-quality warnings thousands of miles away. In usually wet and temperate Britain, the first-ever heat warning was issued. In China,…

Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones

Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading through murky, waist-deep water to reach a New York City subway platform. Subway systems around the world are struggling…

America’s Toxic Disasters-in-Waiting

By Hiroko Tabuchi You may never have seen them, but vast open-air pools of toxic water, from hazardous mining byproducts to diluted pig waste, are a common feature at thousands of industrial and agricultural sites across the country. One of…

If You Build It, They Will Bike: Pop-Up Lanes Increased Cycling During Pandemic

Adding bike lanes to urban streets can increase the number of cyclists across an entire city, not just on the streets with new bike lanes, according to a new study. The finding adds to a growing body of research indicating…

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