All Blog Posts Tagged 'advocacy' (79)

In 5 days the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Launches

April 20th will mark the day Indianapolis has a bike share. It will have 250 bikes at 25 stations.

Check out their website to learn more.

Here's the locations of the…

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Added by Joe Paisley on April 17, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Bruce Willis and Fred Armisen Sometimes Ride Bikes

Bruce Willis and Fred Armisen sometimes ride bikes.

 

So what? Who cares?  Well, popular opinion and the media do.  And endorsements are worth a lot of money.

Just thought I'd share with you a few clips.

Here's Bruce Willis riding a Citi Bike to the Letterman Show. I can't say I don't admire…

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Added by Joe Paisley on February 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

World's First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Wow.  Look at that thing.  If this isn't a step in the direction of a Jetsons-like future, I don't know what is.

Designed by Ipv Delft and located between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in the…

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Added by Joe Paisley on February 5, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Will China's Car Trend Be Parabolic?

In a past post I mentioned China and the car fascination that has struck the country in recent years. I've addressed the social role of the bicycle in several countries, but China is fairly fascinating.  As many urbanized countries seem to be moving towards alternative transport, China's car culture is growing relentlessly.…

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Added by Joe Paisley on January 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Bikes: Bringing on Socialism, Global Dystopia, and Blazing Aquatic Dangers

In a recent article in Bicycle Retailer, there were several well-selected quotes I would like to share with you.

"In the article, Toronto Mayor…

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Added by Joe Paisley on January 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

SkyCycle and the London Donut Effect

There is a new transportation system being proposed in London by Foster and Partners.  The new system would be constructed over the existing train lines.  The system would be nearly 137 miles in length (220km).  It would be nearly 50 ft wide (15m) and feature over 200 entrance points.

Lofty, isn't it? I…

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Added by Joe Paisley on January 3, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

FlyKly - Will it have an impact on the conventional bicycle market?

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Collapsible Helmets, iPad Backpacks, and a Taste of the Past

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.”

Very interesting…

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Added by Joe Paisley on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Don't Ride on the Sidewalk Kids

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"…

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Added by Joe Paisley on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Around the World

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on May 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Eggs and Tea

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.…

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Added by Joe Paisley on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bikes for Businesses

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on January 9, 2013 at 2:32am — No Comments

James May Talks about Bikes

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Some History on Cargo Bikes

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 27, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Green Lane Project Rolling Right Along

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 21, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

321 Polo

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 21, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Chicago Slated for Bike Infrastructure Expansion

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2cycle 2gether Guadalajara Via RecreActiva

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 18, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Urban Design: How Bikes and Walking Can Help

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.…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 6, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Bikes are Serious Business

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…

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Added by Joe Paisley on December 5, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

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