#BikesUnite Round-up for May 8th
It’s the second Friday of Bike Month, and during this particularly cruel year, I find myself looking for ever more things to cheer. So it is that I’m dedicating Fridays in May to celebrating the happy Bike Month moments and in particular sharing some of my favorite #BikesUnite from Twitter and Instagram. Please keep the amazing, uplifting, inspiring, funny, bike-y, and just plain posts coming.
Biking in May is usually about the warm sun finally breaking through (it’s overcast and grey here today) and seeing the roads and trails bursting with new riders on their early morning commutes. They may not be commuting, but the new riders are definitely in the bike lanes and trails, and that’s so awesome to see. Read more about the bike boom in Popular Science:
“The pandemic could make cities more bike-friendly—for good” by Ula Chrobak
- “A dozen or so cities have shut down sections of their streets to vehicles, and more may be poised to follow suit, according to Ken McLeod, policy director for the League of American Bicyclists. These cities include Oakland, New York City, Denver, Portland, Burlington, and Madison. In Denver, officials announced the closures of stretches of eight roads totalling about 5.5 miles in early April.”
It’s still Bike Month, as you have noticed. At the League, we’re thrilled that so many of our partners in making biking better are still committed to bikes being good for business. Check out Kittelston’s tips for celebrating Bike Month during the pandemic: