October 26, 2007 


Get on the Bike Bus!

In Sydney, Australia multiple groups of commuter bicyclists have gotten organized and adopted routes with scheduled stops calling themselves a "bike bus". The brilliance is the purposeful combination of the age-old tactic of safety in numbers, social interaction, and... [read on...]

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 April 22, 2005 


Golden Gate Bridge Bike Route Update

San Francisco: A while ago I complained about the ridiculous routing that cyclists are required to take in order to get onto the Golden Gate Bridge. Well, looks like I'm not the only one who complained and a new and... [read on...]

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 January 14, 2005 


Chicago Bike Station

Chicago: Another amazing feature of Millenium Park in Chicago is a fantastic bike station for up to 300 bikes. For a small membership fee, commuters have access to secure 24-hour bike parking, showers and lockers, a bike sharing program, and... [read on...]

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 November 01, 2004 


Stair Rails for Bikes

Berkeley: Here's a thoughtful innovation - Rails on the staircases to BART stations so that commuters on bikes don't have to shoulder them to get up and down the stairs. This was taken at the Downtown Berkeley station. I havn't... [read on...]

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 June 23, 2004 


Free Bike Parking

Denver: One of the major obstacles to bike commuting is not having a safe and convenient place to park your bike. The Cherry Creek North development in central denver, however, has taken it upon themselves to create a huge (1000sq... [read on...]

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 April 06, 2004 


SF Bike Plan

San Francisco: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is one of the best organized cycling groups in the world, and is also one of the most politically active. They are almost done with a comprehensive city-wide bicycling plan that, if... [read on...]

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 January 18, 2004 


Golden Gate Bridge bike rails

San Francisco: Since 1937, the only thing separating people from traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge was about 10 inches of space and a low barrier that made for a hair-raising experience when 2 cyclists passed each other. I've never... [read on...]

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 December 16, 2003 


The Cycle Friendly Metropolis

Copenhagen & Amsterdam: Bit of a brief entry, but seeing as I'm trying to make an effort to keep things fresh here, better than nothing: Excellent Article in Metropolis Magazine comparing the bicycle policies of Copenhagen and Amsterdam with those... [read on...]

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 November 25, 2002 


Billboard Enhancement

San Francsico: Enhancing billboards to get a message across is a time honored statement and lots of fun. (Provided you don't cause any actual property damage of course!). Anyways, the SFBC went around San Francsico the other day making improvements... [read on...]

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 November 05, 2002 


Marin County Bicycle Freeway

Marin County: Rails to Trails is a concept wherein abandoned railroad tracks are dug up and turned into recreational trails, most often used by cyclists. They are incredibly popular not only for recreation but, in many areas as a way... [read on...]

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 October 11, 2002 


Dial-a-bike

MUNICH: This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Scattered around Munich are flourescent orange bikes, with phone numbers printed on the side, and a self locking mechanism on the rear wheel. If you need to get... [read on...]

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