I love bicycles!
What a fascinating contraption right? They've been around for centuries, and haven't changed much in recent decades, design-wise anyways. But there…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on February 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on January 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Joe Paisley on January 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on January 3, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments
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
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
Have you seen these things!? I feel like I'm about to be living in an age only paralleled by The Jetson's series.
I would say it's on that level of technology anyways. Don't worry, we'll get the spaceships to fly around in anytime now.
But you can't argue with something so brutally efficient. This thing hardly ever needs maintenance, has amazing…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Photocredit: Streetblog/Elizabeth Press
Want to know how to get around post-natural disaster in a metropolitan city? Try a bicycle. Why? Roads are closed, the subway is flooded, the bottleneck effect is huge. Well how do you get more through put on a road? Just use a smaller vehicle. Are the fuel stations…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on November 4, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
Why do a lot of drivers feel that many cyclists are inconsiderate Well, part of this can be explained by the affect heuristic: a mental shortcut that allows people to make decisions and solve problems quickly and efficiently, while often leading them to inductive reasoning processes which inevitably result in false conclusions about a particular thing.
What does that mean in laymen terms? It means that if a driver gets cut off by one cyclist, then that results in…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on October 23, 2012 at 8:40pm — No Comments
So Ande and Brooke, on the 1Love Tour, which I will be joining shortly, have been very busy. They're currently in Oregon, getting a sense of what bike culture is like there. Ande did this short film about the "Bike Move," and what it's all about. It's amazing stuff indeed, making a usually terrible experience into a fun one. Check it out!…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 22, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
For those of you who have seen these informative shorts, you already know. If you haven't done much research into the Dutch cycling culture, this is a great insight into it. This video is full of statistics and bike riding. I would go as far as to say America might benefit from incorporating some of this infrastructure and culture in our major cities. Clutter, oil dependency, parking, and emissions issues may all be addressed by this reconfiguration. The Dutch have proven that…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Some Rails to Trails information for you all:
The U.S. Congress last week was handed the statistical analysis of the first three years of the groundbreaking Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), which dedicated $25 million to each of four communities across the country to accurately demonstrate whether such investments equate to significantly higher levels of walking and bicycling, and a reduction in vehicle miles traveled.
"...an estimated 32 million…
Added by Joe Paisley on May 4, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
"The final project "The use of Space" is going to be architecture Master Thesis - about how to use urban space, with bikes, skateboards or just simple with your body."
Hugo Rocha is a fixed gear rider in Porto, Portugal. I've always agreed with anyone who said a bike, or anything other than a car, is a more efficient use…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 30, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Call it a trend, a phenomenon, or just interesting numbers. I can't fully explain it, and I'm not a statistician. The League of American Bicyclists did this article about how America is taking less trips by car. How often do you take your bike?…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 10, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
She puts it so succinctly. If you're apprehensive about getting around by bike, this is good advice to follow.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 9, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments
I saw this on Prolly's site, and I had to repost it. This is great stuff. Charity and bicycles is like peanut butter and jelly. I really enjoy what he says about traveling by bike: you see more than you ever would in an car, and you're more aware of what's happening around you. You meet more people, and you can change the world.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 5, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
Although some people are real fundamentalists when it comes to bicycles, I must admit I'm a bit more open minded. This machine just looks cool. It's a speedy little electronically assisted bike made by Specialized. When I look at this bike, I see an opportunity to get people on bicycles in a big way, even if they are electric. Just think of the amount of people willing to ride a bike if they didn't have to work as hard to do it. Those who aren't as zealous could integrate the bicycle…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 2, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
There are studies done all the time about how bicycling can benefit society. I find them all interesting, but you and your friends may be intrigued by this study. According to Andy Clarke, president of the American League of Bicyclists, the US could stand to save $17 billion dollars in healthcare costs if one third of the people in the country commuted by bicycle. Just think about that. Don't like paying doctor bills? Buy a bicycle.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
It's been a hot topic around the country, and here near Washington DC. Everyone could benefit from safe routes for kids to get to and from school on their bikes. It would cut down on rush hour traffic and create a positive fitness culture for young children.
These ladies are biking across America to spread the word and advocate for better bike routes for kids to get to school. Read the article…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 29, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments
The world is changing, be it economic or social. This article was written to bring attention to the statistics, and a slump in auto sales. The war between car makers and the youth wages on!…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 27, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments