Category Archives: Biking by the Numbers

Wisconsin Slips to #3: Explained

As Tom Held reported in his Off the Couch blog, the League of American Bicyclists released the 2011 ranking of Bicycle Friendly States and Wisconsin has dropped from #2 to #3. Washington remains at the top, but Maine edged past us into second … Continue reading

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Truth-o-meter for Tom Held’s readers

This is the first reader comment under Tom Held’s recent column about the bike tax in Maine: “Biking is a recreational activity akin to skiing, tennis and golf. It’s a luxury that only a few people choose to partake in.” That comment … Continue reading

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Women In Motion: New Women Riders Reflect on NYC Cycling

In earlier posts, I have discussed the disparity in numbers of women who ride bikes for transportation both nationally and locally.  This issue has been getting a lot more attention lately.  Planners have realized that if they can get women biking … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday Photos: Williamsburg Bridge, NYC

Here are some great photos from local bicycle photo legend Pete DiAntoni. These were taken in NYC while he was there on assignment for COG magazine, which is also a sponsor of this contest. New York City, once a virtual … Continue reading

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Survey Says…

With 131 responses in to the survey I decided to post the results.  I can’t say that I am able to draw any amazing conclusions from this survey to determine why women in Milwaukee bike to work in disproportionate numbers … Continue reading

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Biking by Numbers #4: The Invisible Man

My most popular post about the curious lack of women in Milwaukee biking to work has not generated the rush of survey takers I had hoped.  I have 89 surveys completed so far.  So I will leave it open for … Continue reading

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Biking by Numbers #3: Calling all Women (and men)

There was such a big response (in my little bloggosphere) about my post Biking by Numbers #1, that I was encouraged to create a survey to try to get to the crux of the disparity (in Milwaukee specifically) between the number of women and … Continue reading

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Biking by Numbers #2: Midwest soon to rule the cycling world

This is the second in a series of posts during Bike to Work Week in which I look at some statistics about cycling in Milwaukee. Watch for more on women biking to work, minority cycling and other topics viewed from a … Continue reading

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Biking by Numbers #1: Where are the women?

This is the first in a series of more wonky posts that take a closer look at bicycle use in Milwaukee during bike to work week.  I will try to focus each post on one particular question raised by the statistics. … Continue reading

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