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Archive for October, 2007

Silicon Valley bike commuters

A few people asked for commuter profiles from around the nation. Here are some thumbnails of what bike commuters look like around the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read a little more about Emily (with the pink cruiser), Aaron (with the orange Masi) and commuting in Silicon Valley over at [...]

Act now: Illinois Complete Streets veto override

The Illinois state legislature passed a “Complete Streets” bill this year which would require full consideration for pedestrian and cyclist access in the design for all new public roads in the state of Illinois. Governor Rod Blagojevich vetoed this bill last month, but the Illinois Senate voted 53-0 yesterday to override the veto. The Illinois [...]

Reelight bike lights

The Danish Reelight has gotten quite a bit of attention over the past year ever since they introduced their unique, battery-less bike lights. The iFlasher light was nominated for an award in the Danish INDEX Design Competition. Hiawatha Cyclery in Minneapolis has had the Reelight bike lights available in the U.S. for a while now, [...]

Commuter offerings from Crumpler Bags

A lot of my photography friends swear by Crumpler Bags so I was looking forward to taking a look at their bike commuter offerings. I looked through several of their bags and also picked up one to review which I’ve been using since I returned home. The upsides are plenty of pockets and storage space. [...]

$1200 bike light

Yes, you read that right — Lupine Lighting Systems in Germany has introduced the “Betty” lamp with a suggested retail of $1185. Seven Seoul P4 white LEDs convert 22 watts into 1400 lumens of light for up to eight hours. That’s twice the brightness of a standard 55 watt car headlight. This light is marketed [...]

Open thread: Ask the experts

Trust me, we don’t lack for material to write about here on Commute By Bike — the main limitation is simply time. However, to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our readers I want to ask what you’d like to know about. Rain riding tips? Night time riding help? How to get started? Fear of [...]