bicycling

10 Most Bikeable Cities in the U.S.

Posted on 02/28/2014 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesPost by Melissa Stanton, AARP: Thanks to the growth of bike-sharing programs, bicycling as a regular means of transportation has become so common in cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Paris and Washington, D.C., that it’s not unusual to see men and women in full business attire — suits, ties, skirts, heels — pedaling their way to or from work. And since bicycling is a great form of exercise as well as a handy way to get around, adults of …

How Do You Know If a Town Is Right for You?

Posted on 08/27/2013 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesIn earlier blog posts, I’ve addressed the idea of retiring in the neighborhood you’ve come to love, the one where you have established friendships and social circles. But what if your quest is to go someplace new, in the same town or even far away? My wife, Lys, and I moved more than 3,000 miles, leaving Florida for the cooler climate of the Pacific Northwest. We wanted to be in the center of innovative town making, a place where we …