When we delved a little deeper into the numbers, we found that while bicycle sales remained steady in a six-year period that began in 2006 (the top chart), sales of electric bikes exploded (the second chart).
It is still as dark as night as Jim Rix steps out of his red brick Chicago bungalow and gets into his car, parked on the street. It's 6 a.m., and the 53-year-old engineer is getting an early start on his 35-mile commute out to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's southwest suburbs.
"Depending upon weather and time of day, it can take 45 minutes to two hours to get to and from work," Rix says.
If you're driving through the center of Miami tonight, you need to take a close look at the map below.¬†
The monthly group bike ride called Critical Mass is taking place again. Cyclists (many in costume for Halloween) will be riding 12.5 miles around Miami starting at Government Center and ending at Grand Central Park.
The Miami event usually draws a couple thousand cyclists and can back up traffic. The route also changes every month.
Cyclists joining in Fort Lauderdale's Critical Mass have a 14-mile route planned that will start at the War Memorial Auditorium.
For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain.
Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four. Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country ‚ÄĒ compared to 700,000 cars. That's due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent drop in sales of new cars.
Miami-Dade bus and Metrorail commuters will soon have to pay 25 cents more to catch a ride.
The county transit system is increasing its fares for the Ô¨Ārst time in Ô¨Āve years to help offset operating costs. The fare for a one-way trip on Metrobus or Metrorail is increasing from $2 to $2.25, effective October 1. The Metromover will remain free for all users. ¬†
About 50 taxicab drivers gathered outside county hall Monday morning to protest several pending changes that would impact their industry‚ÄĒspecifically, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's new Ambassador Cabs program.
The program basically creates a higher set of standards for taxis and drivers, or ‚Äúambassadors,‚ÄĚ who serve Miami International Airport and PortMiami. One of those changes would require cabs to take credit cards.
And more, in the second half of the program: Linda Gassenheimer‚Äôs annual ‚Äúback to school‚ÄĚ lunch program, with dietary chiefs from both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.¬†Tune in for Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1.
Two years after Gov. Rick Scott rejected a federal proposal for high-speed rail in Florida, a privately funded project for an express line connecting Orlando and Miami is just one deal away from beginning construction.
All Aboard Florida, a private company based in Coral Gables, has plans to build a line that would connect Orlando to Miami in just under three hours. It would also make stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Good morning, I'm David Greene. Florida's Department of Transportation ordered a new sign for Interstate 95. It read: Exit 344, University of Florida, Florida State College South Campus. Only one issue. Both times, Florida was spelled wrong. It read: Flordia. The sign manufacturer in Arkansas made that mistake. According to First Coast News, the company has agreed to fix the sign for free. They also might want to get off at that exit and head back to school.