Posts Tagged ‘bicycles’

Anti-Bike Lane Arguments

April 17, 2019

“What’s the dumbest excuse you’ve ever heard for not building bike lanes? Professional bike advocates have heard ’em all!”

— Angie Schmitt, StreetsBlog

Related:

“Ridership Jumped 400% When Seattle Protected a Bike Lane,” Angie Schmitt, StreetsBlog

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Ghost Bikes

October 1, 2018

 “Ghost Bikes,” a short documentary by Ethan Brooks.

Related: GhostBikes.org

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Birth Of The Bike

May 18, 2018

“Birth Of The Bike,” 1937. A short film by British Pathé.

Note: Today is “Bike to Work Day” in Washington DC.

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Wayward Bikes

January 29, 2018

Wayward Bikes

“Bikeshare users sometimes park their dockless bikes on sidewalks and curb cuts, making them obstacles for people who use motorized chairs or otherwise experience disabilities affecting mobility, among others. Plus, it’s just rude.”

— “What People Mean When They Call Dockless Bikeshare a ‘Nuisance,'” Kriston Capps, CityLab

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Riding On My Bike

October 28, 2017

“Riding On My Bike,” by McBusted.

McBusted website

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Google Rolls Out the Self-Driving Bicycle

April 1, 2017

Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, since the Dutch cycle an average of 900 kilometers (560 miles) per person per year. To see the remarkable technology behind this urban mobility breakthrough, look here.

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Cargo Bikes

June 7, 2014

Cargo Bikes

“A national campaign to reclaim the bicycle’s utilitarian role in transportation is coming to Brattleboro this weekend.

Environmentalists and public health advocates are seeking to replace the traditional family station wagon with so-called cargobikes – large bikes used to carry children, groceries and other onboard loads during daily commutes.

Some of these bicycles include front-loaded baskets and trailer-like cargo space in the rear. Other pedal- and solar-powered bikes include headlights, windshields, overhead protection, an electric motor and enough space to carry hundreds of pounds of cargo.”

— “Cargobikes Touted as Alternative Transportation,” John Herrick, VTDigger

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‘I Stole Your Bike’

February 19, 2014

I Stole Your Bike

Christian, Stephon and Joshua White followed a bike thief around and shot the documentary I Stole Your Bike. Here’s the trailer:

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Library Moves Lance Armstrong’s Books to Fiction Section

January 22, 2013

Library Moves Lance Armstrong's Books to Fiction Section

Celebrity cyclist Lance Armstrong has written a bunch of books about his life. After he finally admitted he was liar, an Australian library moved Armstrong’s memoirs to the Fiction Section.

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Bike Helmets: Safety or Fear-Mongering?

November 30, 2012

Bike Helmets: Safety or Fear-Mongering?

All the smart people have been saying that campaigns promoting bicycle helmets are so much fear-mongering, that both the dangers of bike riding and the protective value of helmets are exaggerated.

One Arlington rider might disagree. A dump truck knocked him down and rolled over his head. He was wearing a helmet and thinks it saved his life.

 

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