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Don’t drive on Halloween.

Halloween is the only nationally recognized event that specifically devotes an entire evening to kids getting outdoors with friends, all to have a good and silly time. That’s what childhood should be about, right? It should, but safety organizations and transportation departments across the country are busy printing flyers that ask kids to dress up […]

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What does Walk to School Day mean to you?

For teachers, it can be a day without lesson plans. For kids, it can be like the book fair; an exciting outdoor happening that escapes the dreary boundaries of the four classroom walls. Walk to School Day can be so many things all at once. For us, it is a reminder that walking is a […]

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Sticky Streets Revisited: Fix your neighborhood park.

Not long ago, we found ourselves engaged us in a discussion on Twitter – as a follow-up to our sticky streets article – whether the best streets in history were intentionally built with human enjoyment in mind. While we never did come to a conclusion, the discussion did bring something to mind: Parks remain one of […]

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Celebrities are giving away bicycles. That’s awesome. This is how to do even more.

Since our BikeSafe Program was founded in 2011, we have had the good fortune to be a part of two bicycle giveaways hosted by legendary NBA players. With the help of Giant Bicycles and local bike shop Mack Cycle, Shane Battier’s Take Charge Foundation and Ray Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation were able to give […]

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Making neighborhoods better with protected bike lanes

Recreation is an essential part of our well-being, and our neighborhoods are at the heart of this tradition, owing to their singular location: just outside our front door. While every neighborhood is different, the view outside our front door is all too often a conveyor belt of tarmac, designed to move automobiles quickly at the […]

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