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Archive for July, 2007

My multimodal commute: Santa Cruz to Palo Alto

My commute is multimodal. That means I take multiple modes of transportation during my commute. I bike, take a bus, hop on a train, then bike the final leg to work. My total one way distance is about 40 miles. Normally I advocate living close to work to reduce dependence on motorized transportation, but my […]

Could you always ride in a bike lane?

What if everywhere you rode there was a bike lane? Taken from the Dirt Rag blog, the above picture is what Byron Loibl, an industrial design graduate form the Cleveland Institute of Art, is hoping will be the next step in urban riding safety. The Sideline emits a light that travels along about two feet […]

Bike route finder for Boulder, Colorado

On Thursday, June 21 the city of Boulder, Colorado launched GOBikeBoulder.net, a new online mapping service that provides individualized bike routes, much like MapQuest and Google Maps do for cars. Users are encouraged to test the new site and submit feedback online. GOBikeBoulder.net is a one-of-a-kind online tool that offers interactive routing for those traveling […]

Lovin’ on the Sponsors

A big thanks to the Commute by Bike sponsors. They keep this site going… Redline Bicycles… if you’re looking for a commuter bike on a budget, check out the 925. And Bizrate.com… you can see their bike specific links on the sidebar.

“Bicycles are the new SUV”

Every year around the time of the Tour de France, I expect to read smarmy comments from U.S. sports commentators that cycling isn’t a “real” sport compared to American football or NASCAR. I was expecting some of the same when I read ESPN senior writer Jim Caple’s column on 10 reasons you’ll want to watch […]

Raleigh One Way: Something old, something new

The Raleigh One Way is a brand new bike from Raleigh, but the retro design hearkens back to Raleigh bicycles from the 50s and 60s. Raleigh designers, in particular, took their inspiration from the old Raleigh Clubman bicycle. Like the modern One Way, the Clubman of old featured a relatively lightweight frame but with a […]