Planet

How to Build a Bike Train
by Maya Jacobs
Forty years ago, almost half of American kids biked to school. A smart idea for getting kids pedaling again.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Radical Homemaking … In the South of France?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Do radical homemaking and foreign travel mix?
How Biking Benefits Everyone
by Jay Walljasper
Just because someone doesn’t bike, doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from cities and towns making biking a priority.
A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
At the Crossroads of Climate and Food
by Richard Conlin
What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet
by Kate Malongowski, Jennifer Kaye
A school bus pedaled by kids, the world’s largest bike-share, and other innovations that are changing how we cycle.
In China, Bike-Sharing on a Big Scale
by Jennifer Kaye
Hangzhou, China: 7 million people. 50,000 public bikes. 240,000 trips a day. The largest public cycling system on Earth.
Pittsburgh Rides it Forward
by Kate Malongowski
Get a bike, fix a bike, give a bike—how a local collective spreads the love of cycling.
Dutch School Bus is a Bicycle Built for Ten
by Kate Malongowski
An eco-friendly bicycle bus harnesses the pedal power of kids.
Jason F. McLennan: Bringing Buildings to Life
by Kim Eckart
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Designing the world’s greenest building standards.
A Vending Machine—for Bikes
by Jennifer Kaye
In Minneapolis, two entrepreneurs invented a new way of bringing bike-repair tools to cyclists on the road.
Green Jobs Calling
by Madeline Ostrander
The citizens of two cities are finding the customers, finances, and skills to put together green jobs.