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Bike Crash Portraits

April 19, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

If you’re into blood and gore, take look at Mediamatic’s Sur Place exhibition on Bike Crash Portraits. People with crushed faces after they get hit by cars or fly over the handlebars. A lot of them look like self-portraits taken in hospital bathroom mirrors. Each portrait has the brief story…

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Google Maps 'Bike There' Option

March 11, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

Today Google unveiled their ‘Bike There’ option on Maps. I dropped my commute in and it sent me over the Brooklyn Bridge footpath at rush hour and through some Prospect Park walkways. While the idea of having a Bike There option is great for people who don’t know how to…

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Twitter Helps Reunite Messenger with Stolen Bike

March 9, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

This never happens. An NYC messenger was reunited with his stolen bike after Tweeting that his ride had been stolen. Security footage proved useless and a campus of the neighborhood turned up nothing, but a contemporary and Twitter follower of the messenger saw the stolen bike outside a downtown deli.…

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Judge Rules Against Critical Mass in NYC

February 17, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

A New York judge has ruled that it’s lawful for NY Police to arrest Critical Mass participants who don’t apply for a parade permit. Cyclists will be allowed to ride in groups smaller than 50 riders without a permit, but if they want to ride through town in a group…

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Portland to Get 680 More Miles of Bike Lanes

February 12, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

Portland’s $600 million plan to wind bike lanes through the entire city has been kicked off with a $20 million infusion from the city board. The plan passed unanimously. These aren’t your crappy, bike-lanes-painted-on-the-ground that never see maintenance and serve mostly as overflow parking for cabs; they’re going to be…

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Not a lot of hills around here, are there?

South Dakota Bike Safety Bill in State Legislature

February 9, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

A bill that would make it illegal to drive within three feet of a cyclist is winding its way through the South Dakota state senate. The distance, roughly an arm’s length, would mean that drivers that sideswipe a cyclist or are observed driving too close to them would be slapped…

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Study on Biking in Wisconsin Calls for More Bike Lanes, Bikes

February 3, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin – Madison that seems to be primarily interested in justifying the city’s bike lanes has been a great success. A friend described Madison as, “An overgrown college town that’s hell to drive in.” That might be accurate, but it’s a divine city…

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A new bike in every garage...er, home.

South Korea Building ‘Cycling Superhighway’

February 2, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

South Korea is leading the way in lowering carbon emissions with a plan to build a nationwide network of bike paths that will be completed by 2019. The network will cover 3,100 kilometers, more than seven times the length of that country’s longest expressway. Meanwhile, Copenhagen’s Minster of Finance has…

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NPR Reports: Sales of Electric Bikes Surge

February 1, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

NPR has a short report on the surging sale of electric bikes around the world. About 200,000 electric bikes were sold in the U.S. last year, while China has over 120 million electric bikes are already on the road. We have a ways to go to catch up. They also…

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