Transportation Stories


Why I Bike: Tiffany Wise-West on Cycling for Health, Community, and the Environment

May 22, 2019
By: Molly Ressler, Contributing Editor When Tiffany Wise-West decided to go without a car for a year, she invested in…

I Biked to Work for 5 Days Straight & This Is What Happened [VIDEO]

September 27, 2018
By: Tatiana Burdiak I would consider myself an average person. I’m not built for a triathlon and am pretty terrible…

5 Ways to Add Biking to Your Santa Cruz Lifestyle

August 28, 2018
Photo: Richard Masoner By: Kirsten Liske Making the switch from driver to bike commuter can feel daunting. It requires a…


How an E-Bike Changed a Scotts Valley Real Estate Agent’s Life

August 6, 2018
By Guest Writer: Ami Chen Mills Robert Aldana, 53, is a realtor in Scotts Valley who can’t get enough of…

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Your Bike Stolen in Santa Cruz

March 16, 2018
8 Ways To Avoid Getting Your Bike Stolen in Santa Cruz By: Piet Canin Being a life-long cyclist has brought…

Fall Bike to Work 2017

October 10, 2017
For 30 years, Ecology Action has been organizing the Bike To Work program in Santa Cruz County. The program happens every May…


Bike to Work Week

September 26, 2017
This was the kick-off celebration to Bike Week, Spring 2017, hosted by Ecology Action and Bike Santa Cruz County.  Bike to work week is a week-long…

Making public transportation even more sustainable

July 27, 2017
Good things are happening in the world of public transportation. We all know that public transportation reduces pollution and eases…

Should Santa Cruz Have a Bicycle Mayor?

May 10, 2017
What’s a ‘Bicycle Mayor,’ you ask? Meet Anna Luten…   On a recent visit to New York, Amsterdam’s bicycle mayor,…


How Cycling Can Be a Real Outlet for Kids

May 10, 2017
Bike Ambassador Goldi loves to ride with her kids.   When her son struggles with school, they find a great…

Reduce the “Zoom” In Your Life

May 10, 2017
Is life passing you by?   Riding in a car isolates you from the sights, sounds, smells and human interaction of…

Earth Day 2017 Marches to the Beat of Science

March 29, 2017
Way back in 1970, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans into the streets to show their support for…


Secrets to Incredible Bike Commuting

February 23, 2017
How to make a bike ride to work as easy and fun as possible.   If you’ve been thinking about…

The Sustainable Life at Ecology Action

February 8, 2017
Ecology Action’s mission is to help people act now against climate change. It’s clearly apparent in our work, but we…

Helping Kids Form a Life-long Bicycling Habit

February 7, 2017
All it takes is a little encouragement and instruction to help kids discover all the benefits of self-powered transportation. With…