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Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secre...

India's bicycle culture takes off during coronavirus lockdowns

The telephone in Tarun Gupta's bicycle shop has been ringing non-stop all day. As he deals with customers, a line forms outside. "Business is booming, but the rush has become mentally exhaust...

Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fitness junkies locked out of gyms, commuters fearful of public transit, and families going stir crazy inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic have created a boom in ...

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded b...

Brussels going greener amid coronavirus crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European cities gradually relax lockdown measures, Brussels authorities intend to take advantage of the coronavirus health crisis to turn the Belgian capital into a bicycle-friendly...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Faced with 19,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort. India reports mo...

Cycle power: Bikes emerge as a post-lockdown commuter option

MADRID (AP) — Halfway through his 30-minute bike ride to work, police ordered Juan Pasamar to dismount, accusing him of breaking Spain’s coronavirus lockdown rules by exercising in public. The officer...

Berlin gets 'pop-up' bike lanes to boost cycling in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Berlin are setting up temporary bicycle lanes to meet demand for safe cycling on the German capital's streets during the coronavirus pandemic, angering some motorists. ...

A new venue for outdoor activities in C. Taiwan: Caohu River Bikeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Caohu River Bikeway (草湖溪自行車道) in Taichung's Dali District has become one of the hottest tourist spots in the city after the completion of its second-phase construc...

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a su...

CEO Rob DeMartini takes USA Cycling in bold, new directions

When Rob DeMartini took over at USA Cycling about a year ago, the longtime businessman immediately noticed parallels between the sport's governing body and New Balance, the footwear and apparel manufa...

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative wi...

87-year-old man is 26th cyclist killed on NYC streets in '19

NEW YORK (AP) — An 87-year-old cyclist struck by a minivan in Brooklyn was the 26th bicycle rider to be killed on New York City streets this year. Police say a minivan hit Yevgeny Me...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...