Author Archives: Bikeable — Committee for a Bikeable Community

About Bikeable — Committee for a Bikeable Community

We are about making Tallahassee, Florida, a better place for cyclists and bicycle commuters. We are part of the Capital City Cyclists.

The choice to ride

Moving Beyond the Automobile: Biking from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Representatives from the Committee for a Bikeable Community met recently with some others from Tallahassee to discuss a CBC proposal to establish bike routes within the city. It was a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Red-light cameras: Talk talk

Tallahassee recently installed some red-light cameras at intersections where drivers regularly drive through red lights. Here, as in other communities, the debate over the cameras was hot. There are legitimate reasons to question whether we should have cameras everywhere, though … Continue reading

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Winter riding … how it’s done up there

Winter is tough in Chicago, but people ride their bikes to work all year long. This short and entertaining video, by Streetfilms, explains how it is done. Winter Biking Primer from Streetfilms on Vimeo. So, get out and ride, Tallahassee. … Continue reading

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Bike routes — our city needs some, and we are on the lookout

By Roger V. Holdener The “Bike Tallahassee” Web site (biketallahassee.com) created by the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department is a nice tool for any cyclist trying to figure out a good route to take to get from one part of town … Continue reading

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BikeTallahassee.com

When your city and county go together to launch a pro-cycling Web site, you know something is right with the world. So it is in Tallahassee and Leon County … and the new BikeTallahassee.com. The Web site is designed to … Continue reading

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Helmet or no helmet? Use your head

Josh King, a commuter in Seattle, writes a good rejoinder to the arguments against wearing a helmet when cycling. “Why,” he asks in a post on Commute by Bike, “… should we demand absolute scientific proof before admitting that wearing … Continue reading

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The art of the possible — Portland, Oregon, shows what Tallahassee could do

Portland, Oregon, has a good head start on other cities when it comes to managing its grid of streets and roads for the use of bicycle commuters. But Portland has not done the impossible — our town, Tallahassee, Florida, could … Continue reading

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