Authors & Contributions
Meredith Cockerham

Meredith Cockerham

Meredith was Mobility Lab's summer communications intern in 2014.

North American Bikeshare Association Launches in U.S.

The North American Bikeshare Association has just launched to help guide the new and fast-growing bikesharing industry. The term “bikeshare” is quickly becoming a household term, with programs now in more than 300 cities worldwide. In the United States, bikeshare programs exist in more than 60 municipalities, from large cities such as New York to… Read more »

Elly Blue Works to Build Economic Equality for Bicycling Movement

Elly Blue and her team of bike activists – which include a cook and the founder of Microcosm Publishing Joe Biel – recently visited the Washington D.C. area and, with support from BikeArlington, held an evening gathering at Mobility Lab. Blue, an independent publisher, has written a series of books on the societal benefits of biking…. Read more »

Bikes Are Not a Sign of Poverty, They Are a Great Equalizer

In the documentary Urbanized, the former mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa, speaks about how his focus on bike use has had an impact on the social hierarchy in the city (he also does so in the short Streetfilms video above). The introduction of bike paths in the Colombian capital opened up opportunities for people of all… Read more »

Parking Lots are Craters that Create Urban Congestion

In case viewers are unclear about Streetsblog’s opinion of surface parking lots, its new video by the website’s editor Angie Schmitt is titled Parking Craters: Scourge of American Downtowns. In it, advocates ranging from professors to urban planners explain the deleterious effect these “depressions in the middle of an urban area formed by the absence of… Read more »

Why Not Copenhagenize Our Streets Now?

Copenhagen is, of course, a landmark of great transportation change over the past two decades. But it wasn’t always that way. A pedestrian way was initially proposed to get people on the streets and cars off. Citizens refused, saying that walking was not for them. It was not a part of their culture. However, following… Read more »