5 Best TED Talks to Watch about Bikes and Cycling

Janette Sadik-Khan: New York’s streets? Not so mean any more

Janette Sadik-Khan served as New York City transportation commissioner. In this talk, she shares of how initiatives like the 350-mile interconnected network of bike lanes and the city’s bike-share program came to be.

Ole Kassow: Cycling without age

If you think age is a barrier in enjoying life on two wheels, think again! In this inspiring talk, Ole Kassow shares insights about the Cycling Without Age project where senior citizens in nursing homes get an opportunity to spend time outside and enjoy nature on board a rickshaw.

Mikael Colville-Andersen: Bicycle Culture by Design

Urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen talks about urban planning that promotes the use of bikes. He provides interesting ideas on how making room for bicycle planning and providing the needed infrastructure can encourage more people to opt for alternative means of transportation like cycling.

Shimon Schocken: What a bike ride can teach you

Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is a mountain biking enthusiast. Here he talks about his mountain biking club and the juvenile inmates in a prison in Israel who are part of it. An inspiring talk that touches on the life lessons one get from a bike ride.

Sonya Looney: By Bike: Defining Success at 17,769′

Sonya Looney talks about mountain biking and the challenges she faced at the top of the world’s highest mountain pass.