I'm thinking about commuting by bicycle for the first time. What are some resources (e.g. books, websites) I should take a look at for tips and best practices to follow. I'm looking for further reading that contains the type of advice given in this question:

What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?

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    There are 33 answers to that question, some upvoted fairly heavily. What are you hoping to get as answers to this question that were not appropriate to that question? – Unsliced Oct 8 '12 at 9:49
  • Generally speaking, questions asking for a list are frowned upon on SE sites and this one may get closed. That said, some have been allowed to stand. Just FYI. meta.bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/633/… – jimchristie Oct 8 '12 at 14:47
  • Welcome to Bicycles! It would be better to figure what specific things you want to know, and ask multiple focused questions. – freiheit Oct 8 '12 at 15:51

Oldie but goodie: Effective Cycling by John Forester.


This one is the best online reference I know:

John Allen's Bicycling Street Smarts:


(there is a left-lane version for the UK)

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