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Archive for November, 2010

‘Every person not confined inside metal makes for a better community’

On the heels of Josh King’s gear recommendations for Urban Bad Weather Commuting, I found more recommendations for winter cycling equipment and a review of the best bicycle tires for wet or snowy conditions–both on Yahoo! Sports, of all places. (I confess, Yahoo!, I underestimated you.) The California Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a four-week [...]

DC’s Bike Share Proliferation

DC is quickly becoming one of the most progressive bike share cities in the US.  It hasn’t been the smoothest road, but in less than a year, the Nation’s capital has made great strides in improving access to bikes for residents and tourists. In March of 2010, Revolution Cycles, an independent bicycle retailer with four [...]

Drawing Conclusions from Narrow Cycling Data Sets

It is very encouraging that more and more data is being collected concerning both the safety of cyclists and the overall adoption of cycling.  Most recently, Oregon Health Sciences University released their study of bicycle commuters in Portland.  While offering some specific and valuable insights about Portland, this type of study only offers limited value [...]

Paul Goodman’s Legacy: Your Ideas for Clean Local Transportion | Win a Bike

We propose the banning of all cars from Manhattan Island, except buses, small taxis, vehicles for essential services (doctor, police, sanitation, vans, etc.), and the trucking used in light industry. The present situation is intolerable and all other proposed solutions of it are uneconomic, disruptive, unhealthy, nonurban or impractical. And with those opening paragraphs, published [...]

MapQuest and OpenStreetMap: Is there a Bike Under the Hood?

The MapQuest Dev Blog has announced that MapQuest can map a bike route using data from OpenStreetMap. Before you get too excited, there’s no place yet on MapQuest where you can search for bike directions, but it may mean that they are one step closer a user-friendly way to map a bike route using real-world [...]

Urban Bad Weather Commuting

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com Start commuting year-round, and you’re going to have to make some adjustment for crappy weather. When I first started riding [...]