is a city fly attempt. We are born to move, this makes us alive. The transport is not only a transport, it has to be an experience! (via)
Come see "the busiest bicycling street in the Western world", and lots of other you-gotta-see-them-to-believe-them features including bike counters (featuring digital readouts), LEDS, double bike lanes (for passing) and giant hot pink cars. Bicycle Highways may be coming
to your town. [more inside]
I like watching videos of people riding fixed gear bikes in the city: Empire
, Fast Friday
, Bootleg Sessions
, Lucas Brunelle's crazy vids
(linked on MeFi before). Don't like videos? Try Fixed Gear Magazine (pdf of vol 1
and vol 2
) or CogMag
(dead tree mag, but excerpts from each issue are on their site).
Too much traffic? Can't find parking? Choking on smog? Worried about climate change? Gas prices too high, but you still have
to drive? Send your city planner a link to the Online Encyclopedia of Transportation Demand Management strategies
. [more inside]
Bored with your generic two-wheeler? Check out this collection of funky bicycle modifications. My favorite is the grocery cart.
Congress to bicyclists: get a car!
A new transportation appropriations bill would eliminate $600 million of annual federal funding for "transportation enhancements
" (more info here
), such as bike paths and walkways, while increasing
funding for highways. Is this a proper reflection of U.S. transportation habits, or just a scheme to deprive alternate transportation of much-needed funding?
Lane Splitting 101.
Do you ride? Do you commute on your bike? Are you insane enough to split lanes?
Do you drive? Do lane-splitting bikes piss you off? Do they give you heart attacks?