If you haven't already seen the buzz about this gizmo, watch the below video.
For those of us who are die-hard conventional bicycle aficionados, this thing looks ridiculous. But, you can't…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Just a little digest of emerging technology in the bicycle arena.
A collapsible bike helmet. It's been found by marketing research that “38% of helmet users have issues with storage and carrying of a helmet and 23% of people blame the inconvenience of a regular helmet for not wearing one.”
Added by Joe Paisley on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Get out in the road.
It's there for you too cyclist! You pay taxes to be able to freely transport yourself from A to B. There's no law against riding a bike in the road, and for good reason. However riding on the sidewalk is a seldom enforced legal violation in many places.
I saw a man who was hit by a right-on-red motorist yesterday afternoon in Springfield, VA. If you've ever tried to ride in Springfield, the place is a bike nightmare. With the "Mixing Bowl"…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
You might be seeing more of these in your future:
You know that London has invested nearly £ 1 billion for bicycles and alternative transport in…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I relished the weather yesterday. There were dark clouds, but I never saw any rain. Yet I was out until 9 p.m. This aimless wandering ended up being about 21 miles.
I stopped next to a log to sit, read, drink tea, eat two eggs(a complete protein) and rest a little.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
It's hard to beat a good protected lane when riding a bike. There's probably no better place to be in an urban environment: cars and pedestrians are forced to look out for you, and you've been given the proper space to comfortably maneuver.
But what you probably didn't know is that creating a protected bike lane in downtown may…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on January 9, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments
You may know him as a car man, but James May of Top Gear is also a bike lover.
May, admits to being a more casual cyclist.
"Maybe these cycling crusaders don't take me seriously, since I ride in my clothes rather than in a Lycra gimp suit with TV packaging crash helmet and a stupid…
Added by Joe Paisley on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
A short about bringing cargo bikes to Africa and other third world countries to benefit transportation in a country without a strong transportation infrastructure. The bikes performed and continue to perform very well, many years later. It discusses the design considerations for the most efficient and…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 27, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Image credit: Green Lane Project
You're probably part of it, and you don't even know it. Big changes in America is on the way it seems.
I can't see a down side to this.
The Green Lane Project is a new effort that works closely with six…
Added by Joe Paisley on December 21, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Polo, an often misunderstood and underrepresented facet of bike culture is documented within this video. Just outside of Purdue University in Indiana, bike enthusiasts are raising money for bike advocacy through polo. Talk about a fun way to raise money, polo is an excellent sport. Spectators love it, it's…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 21, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Chicago announces a new plan to expand bike infrastructure in a big way.
"Chicago is about to roll out plans to lay down 645 miles of bike lanes by 2020...With 30 miles of protected bike lanes already completed and…
Added by Joe Paisley on December 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Sheila and Kai are riding around the world. No easy task for sure.
They're most recently in Mexico, where a town actually closes streets on Sundays for hours on end, and opens them to cyclists, skateboarders, pedestrians, and anyone on a non-motorized means of transport. Pretty cool if you ask…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 18, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban mobility expert and CEO for Copenhagenize Consulting.
I can't say that his arguments aren't radical, revolutionary, and even a little biased.
But that doesn't mean they don't make sense.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 6, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
Image from The Atlantic Cities.
Bikes are profitable. They promote business in local city centers, and facilitate community.
We've always known this, but research being done at…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 5, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments
I would bet that anyone who rides BMX can tell you they've had this problem from time to time.
Finding a place to ride that's worthwhile is a problem most cyclists share, whether it's road, mountain, or whatever. Sure, you might get away with riding some where for a while, but there's…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 5, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Photocredit: The London Daily News
"Mayor Boris Johnson says he plans to double spending to £268 million by 2015, then spend a further £640 million on cycling in addition to the £273 million previously set out in TfL’s 10-year plan."
Pretty exciting right? The citizens and government officials of London have spoken, and they regard cycling as the…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments
A Harvard Grad student, Lulu Li, has started a website mapping and cataloging bike theft in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The site depends on voluntary data entry from cyclists who have had their bike stolen. Yet another call for action if you ask me. What is being done about bike…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments
A friend once told me the UK is a hostile place to ride a bike.
"A prime-time documentary that promises to deal with cycle safety couldn't come at a better time. Weeks after Bradley Wiggins’ bruising encounter with a van, the number of cyclist deaths in Britain this year hovers at a record 112."
- From The…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Photo: Danielle Peterson, Gannett
Bike signals are used in 16 major cities these days: Washington D.C., San Francisco, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, and Seattle just to name a few. This past Fall signals were added in Salem, Oregon as well as Chicago, Illinois.
These signals have been used for years in other countries…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 3, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever thought about testing a car and a bicycle in urban utility? This video does just that.
The test addresses these areas:
Added by Joe Paisley on November 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments