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Archive for October, 2008

The etiquette of bike parking

James of Bicycle Design sent me a link to this story about the etiquette of bike parking. With more and more cyclists taking to the roads and designated bike racks in short supply, where they park has tremendous capacity to annoy. So how can those on two wheels avoid winding up officialdom, pedestrians and even […]

Broken Bones and other stuff Clogging our Blogging

It’s been a hectic few weeks here at the Bike Trailer Shop thus the lack of new posts. But what’s kept us away has all been good fodder for Bike Trailer Blogging, so look out for forthcoming content. On Sept 10th, I took off for an 8 day bike touring holiday riding from Ilklely in […]

Bike commuter benefits is now USA law

President Bush signed the Bicycle Commuter Benefits Act into law today. Congressman Blumenauer of Oregon included a bike commuter benefit provision in the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package that passed both houses of Congress this week. “We are delighted that the bicycle commuter benefits act has passed after a lengthy and persistent campaign spearheaded […]

Bobike child carrier

Seen at Interibike at the Koolstop booth. This is one of Bobike’s child carriers. Koolstop distributes them in the United States, so any bike shop that carries Koolstop products should be able to order this for you. Photo by me.

California passes Complete Streets

Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 1358, the California Complete Streets Act of 2008, into law Tuesday night. The Complete Streets Law has been the number one legislative priority of the California Bicycle Coalition. The Complete Streets Act codifies policy that all streets be designed to accommodate all users including bicyclists. According to San Francisco Assemblyman Mark […]

Brompton folding bikes in the New York Times

Reporter James Kanter of the New York Times writes about his experience with Brompton folding bikes.