Posts Tagged ‘bikes’

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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How Bert Rolls

October 28, 2017

Nice training wheels, Bert. See you on the bike path.

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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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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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Bike Helmets Optional

October 13, 2012

Bike Helmets Optional

“In the United States the notion that bike helmets promote health and safety by preventing head injuries is taken as pretty near God’s truth. Un-helmeted cyclists are regarded as irresponsible, like people who smoke. Cities are aggressive in helmet promotion.”

“Yes, there are studies that show that if you fall off a bicycle at a certain speed and hit your head, a helmet can reduce your risk of serious head injury. But such falls off bikes are rare — exceedingly so in mature urban cycling systems.

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Dear Bike Thief

September 12, 2012

Dear Bike Thief

Sign in front of a house near the Potomac Avenue Metro Stop, Washington DC:

“HEY! YOU STOLE MY BIKE! THAT’S HOW I GET TO WORK. IT DID NOT BELONG TO YOU AND YOU TOOK IT FROM MY PORCH. BRING IT BACK AND YOU WILL RESTORE MY FAITH IN HUMANITY. IF YOU NEED A REWARD, WE CAN NEGOTIATE. THANK YOU, OWNER OF THE BIKE YOU STOLE.”

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DC Bike To Work Day 2012

May 18, 2012

DC Bike To Work Day 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012 is Bike to Work Day in Metropolitan Washington DC. 11,000 bike riders will hit the streets during rush hour, and motorists can observe the day by not running them over. Even though it’s “casual Friday,” bikers are urged to refrain from wearing Spandex to the office.

May is National Bike Month in the USA.

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Bike DC May 13th

May 11, 2012

Bike DC May 13th

You’ve already missed Bike To School Day, so remember that this Sunday is Bike DC Day, fun for the whole family. It’s also Mother’s Day, so bring her along. Registration fee benefits Washington Area Bicycle Association. No bike? No problem, rent one (kids’ bikes, too).

The Washington and Arlington Community Bike Ride
Sunday May 13, 2012

Register online or in person

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