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(Updated) : “Centering” Bike Lanes For Maximum Safety
By Wednesday, February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

(Updated) : “Centering” Bike Lanes For Maximum Safety

Background Reading Minneapolis bicycle facilities — A brief evaluation (BeezodogsPlace) Summary This winter has been like the ones I knew as a child. And that is a good thing when it comes to considering things like bicycle lane placement. It seems that all over the country cyclists have had to deal with the double whammy of […]

Design Firm Merges A Vespa With A Segway To Create ‘Vespa Segways’
By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Design Firm Merges A Vespa With A Segway To Create ‘Vespa Segways’

Loke Shi Ying, 30 Sep 2014 Source: DesignTAXI Barcelona-based studio Bel & Bel wanted to merge two of their favorite things, Vespa scooters and Segways. Thus, they created the Vespa Segway. Bel & Bel was previously featured on our site for their ingenious Vespa Chairs, and this clever design marriage of the two is no simple feat. Making the popular self-balancing personal […]

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Bike Boxes Only Work When Signal is Red
By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bike Boxes Only Work When Signal is Red

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director Source: Wisconsin Bike Federation Wauwatosa recently became the third community in Wisconsin to install a bike box at the intersection of North Avenue and 68th Street. Madison installed the first bike boxes in 2010, then in 2013 Menomonie added a bike box on 13th Avenue East at […]

The Hot Doug’s line: a survival guide
By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Hot Doug’s line: a survival guide

Jon Rohlf September 29, 2014 Source: Crain’s Chicago Business It’s the final Saturday before Hot Doug’s closes forever. It’s 12:45 p.m., and the line is down the block — way down the block. I walk up and peek in the front window and someone shouts out, “Hey, Anthony Bourdain, get in line!” The shout comes […]

Which Do You Hate More? Being Shoaled or Drafted?
By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Which Do You Hate More? Being Shoaled or Drafted?

Background Reading Summary Because ‘cycling safety‘ is a pressing need I think it wish to form a new Twitter hashtag group like the one discussed here: Reply by R W 3 hours ago Please help us document these dangerous spots by taking photos when you can, and posting them on twitter with the tag #enforce940060. For […]

Posted in: Cycling Safety
On drinking and cycling
By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

On drinking and cycling

August 20, 2014 Source: cyclingwithheels It’s 5pm on a Friday afternoon. I’m just shutting down my computer and washing up my mug when a colleague wanders through. “A few of us are going for a quick drink. D’you fancy coming with us?” she asks. I pause for…oh, about a nanosecond to consider my response before […]

Posted in: Cycling Safety
If Women Catcalled Men…
By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

If Women Catcalled Men…

By Jillian Wong, 29 Sep 2014 Source: DesignTAXI BuzzFeed has come up with a video that imagines what it would be like if women catcalled men. In the video, we see women shouting messages like “Oh hey! You look like you love commitment” and “Bet those arms could put together my IKEA furniture” to male passers-by. Watch […]

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones
By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

by CHRISTOPHER JOYCE August 28, 2014 3:46 AM ET Source: NPR A century ago, miners working in California’s Death Valley reported seeing boulders on the desert floor with long trails behind them — as if the stones had been pushed across the sand. But despite 60 years of trying, no one ever saw what moved […]

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Chicago comes together to celebrate JRW
By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Chicago comes together to celebrate JRW

By Jon Greenberg 27 August 2014 Source: ESPN Chicago Chicago looked like a championship town Wednesday. From the far South Side to Millennium Park, the city united to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the 13-member Jackie Robinson West all-star team. Trolleys carried the team from its home park in Washington Heights through a buoyant South Side […]

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Thief Steals Bike from First American Female Soldier To Lose Limb in Iraq
By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Thief Steals Bike from First American Female Soldier To Lose Limb in Iraq

By Alisa Hauser on September 25, 2014 9:56am | Updated on September 25, 2014 9:57am Source: DNAinfo UKRAINIAN VILLAGE  —  A Trek bicycle belonging to the first female American soldier to lose a limb in combat in the Iraq War was stolen from a Ukrainian Village garage, and the paratriathlete would like to get the word out […]

Posted in: Cycling
The velomobile, or the pleasure of traveling reclined
By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The velomobile, or the pleasure of traveling reclined

La Tranche-sur-Mer – 26 Septembre Source: ouest-france The twenty vélomobilistes gathered by Christian Gasulla, has consolidated the slipway to the water of Maupas, before embarking on a trek of nearly 80 km to explore the region. “What is this strange machines? “The question was on the lips of many Tranchais, who attended Saturday’s starting twenty […]

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Praise JRW Little Leaguers, but remember Hadiya Pendleton
By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Praise JRW Little Leaguers, but remember Hadiya Pendleton

GREG HINZ August 27, 2014 Source: Crain’s Chicago Business A mass of folks in yellow shirts is swarming into Millennium Park as I write this, observing the festivities from my perch in a Michigan Avenue high-rise. It’s the day that Chicago as a city is honoring the national Little League champs after a season in which, with […]

Local bike shops as important as infrastructure?
By Saturday, September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Local bike shops as important as infrastructure?

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 26th, 2014 at 11:47 am Source: Bike Portland Should advocates for bicycling consider retail bike shops as something more than just a place to hang out and buy stuff? What if we thought of them as being so imperative to the cycling revolution that we fought for them […]

Posted in: Bike Portland
Drama Queens Find New Ways To Be Angered
By Saturday, September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Drama Queens Find New Ways To Be Angered

Background Reading The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Competition (OnLine) The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Shoals of Idiocy (OnLine) You’re Not the Boss of Me : In Defense of ‘Salmoning’ and ‘Shoaling’ (BeezodogsPlace) Church of Urban Cycling : A Vapid Taxonomy of Virtues (BeezodogsPlace) Let’s Rid Ourselves of the Posturing (BeezodogsPlace) Don’t Salmon, Don’t Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of […]

Wheaton to light the way for nighttime run
By Saturday, September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Wheaton to light the way for nighttime run

By Bonnie McMaken Wheaton Park District updated: 8/28/2014 12:10 PM Source: Daily Herald Runners will have a chance to help change lives, both locally and nationally, by participating in Wheaton’s inaugural FT Cares Light the Torch Night Run. The run, stepping off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, will be designed for both experienced and […]

Posted in: Daily Herald
Green Lanes and Bike Boxes: Wauwatosa Gets It Right
By Saturday, September 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Green Lanes and Bike Boxes: Wauwatosa Gets It Right

by Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director Posted on September 26, 2014 Source: Wisconsin Bike Federation Post by East Tosa. Wauwatosa is open for business, and the businesses on North Avenue officially hung up a big welcome sign for people arriving on bicycle and on foot. With enhanced crosswalks, redesigned curb extensions, pedestrian islands, green bike lanes, […]

SDOT Director calls BS on the “war on cars,” has ideas for more resilient transportation system
By Friday, September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

SDOT Director calls BS on the “war on cars,” has ideas for more resilient transportation system

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Tom Fucoloro Source: Seattle Bike Blog Incoming SDOT Director Scott Kubly continues to make a strong introduction to Seattle, and he recently dove deeper into his views on Seattle’s transportation challenges with Ansel Herz at the Stranger. Kubly explains why a growing city needs more transportation choices and pretty much puts to […]

Posted in: Seattle Bike Blog
Having A ‘Strava-Free Weekend’ Is A ‘Joke’
By Friday, September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Having A ‘Strava-Free Weekend’ Is A ‘Joke’

Background Reading  Did a Cycling App That Turns Casual Rides Into Time Trials Play a Role in the Central Park Bike Death? (BeezodogsPlace) Summary Jason Marshall, the cyclist who struck and killed Jill Tarlov in Central Park, is about to become the ‘sacrificial lamb‘ for the Urban Cycling Movement. The idea of trying to lay his behavior […]

Posted in: Vehicular Cycling
GoPro’s ‘Fetch’ Lets You See The World From Your Dog’s Point Of View
By Friday, September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

GoPro’s ‘Fetch’ Lets You See The World From Your Dog’s Point Of View

By Wan Munirah, 26 Aug 2014 Source: DesignTAXI Now, your dogs can jump on the GoPro bandwagon too. ‘Fetch’, a new harness created by GoPro, lets you mount the compact camera comfortably onto your dogs, allowing you to capture the world from their perspective. With the harness, you can attach your GoPro camera on your dog’s back to get cool […]

CDOT’s “Safe Cycling in Chicago” Info Booklet Rides Again
By Friday, September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

CDOT’s “Safe Cycling in Chicago” Info Booklet Rides Again

by John Greenfield Monday, August 25, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog The Chicago Department of Transportation bike program recently updated a classic: the city’s “Safe Cycling in Chicago” guide. The new version of the booklet, loaded with useful info for newcomers to urban biking, was released a few weeks ago. CDOT has also printed about 10,000 hard copies […]

The Bicycle Light Reimagined
By Friday, September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Bicycle Light Reimagined

Source: Blaze The Bicycle Light Reimagined We designed the Laserlight to be the best bike light we could possibly make. We also wanted to make it the safest, which is why it’s equipped with a patented laser feature that projects the symbol of a bike 5-6m ahead of the cyclist. This mitigates the most common […]

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