Pandemic

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 that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage more people to commute by bike, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve health.

“It’s the first piece of evidence we have trying to, at a larger scale, link the bikeway infrastructure — these pop-up bike lanes and things that were built — to cycling levels during Covid,” said Ralph Buehler, chairman

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Katie Ledecky’s Lonely and Grueling Pandemic Training Regimen

When Katie Ledecky swims the 1,500-meter freestyle, her competition is usually so far behind her by the halfway mark of the race that they might as well not be in the pool. Eight years into dominating women’s freestyle by margins that are almost comical, she says she doesn’t mind “swimming her own race.” 

But when it comes to practices, especially the mind-numbing endurance sets that prepare her for the longer races, she would much rather have training partners. Since the 2016 Rio Olympics, she found that in a pair of All-American distance swimmers on Stanford’s men’s varsity team—among the only … Read More

Bike Thieves Are On A Roll During The Pandemic. Here’s How To Protect Your Ride : NPR

Dan Henry, D.C. resident, out for a ride on his mountain bike. His bike was stolen from his home a few weeks ago.

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Dan Henry, D.C. resident, out for a ride on his mountain bike. His bike was stolen from his home a few weeks ago.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Elizabeth Abrams mainly cycled for fun, but when she moved to Washington, D.C., a fairly bikeable city, in 2020, her motivations for biking became much more practical.

Abrams did not want to take public transportation during the

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