Espress Lane: Baristas and Bicycles

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Bike shops often get a bad rap for having attitude or being unfriendly to anyone but bike geeks. That’s changing big time. What could say “take your time, you’re welcome here” better than a friendly, on-site barista? We were in Minneapolis last month. We stopped by the Angry Catfish bike shop where the barista served… Read more »

The First Lady of Livable Cities

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Meet Janette Sadik-Khan I was lucky enough to meet and interview the First Lady of Livable Cities, Janette Sadik-Khan (and NY Times profile) in New York last month. (Her actual title is Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.) Sadik-Khan oversees the way people get around in the Big Apple.  It’s one of… Read more »

Meet the PUBLIC Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the PUBLIC contest winners. We thought we’d share some of the winners below so you can see the diversity and creativity of entries.  And a huge thank you to everyone who entered. But first, the winners… Grand Prize Winner, PUBLIC M3 Lauren Gerrie New York City, New York Chef. Artist. Observer. 1st Runner… Read more »

The PUBLIC Contest Winner: Lauren Gerrie

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“Oftentimes people will ask if it is hard to ride a bike in heels. It’s not,” Lauren says. “In fact, it makes wearing heels that much easier because your feet hurt less from not having to walk around. I put together my outfits based around the assumption that I will be riding my bike. This… Read more »