Posts about 'Transportation'

Utility Cycling While Injured

Utility Cycling While Injured

Posted on 12. Sep, 2011 by .

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You may have noticed that it’s been quite some time since I posted anything other than a video here at Utility Cycling.  And perhaps you noticed my cool arm accessory in this video.  Unfortunately, I’ve spent the last six and a half weeks dealing with a badly broken arm.  Fortunately, I did not break my [...]

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Destination Reached: Bike Parking & Locking

Destination Reached: Bike Parking & Locking

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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Understanding where and how to park your bicycle once you have reached your destination is as important as learning to ride safely to your destination as a utility cyclist. If you are riding your bike to complete errands or if you are using your bicycle to commute to work, knowing how to find bike parking [...]

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Two-Wheeled Navigation: Bicycle Paths, Routes & Lanes

Two-Wheeled Navigation: Bicycle Paths, Routes & Lanes

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by .

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According to a report prepared for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation by a few people with PhDs, cycling infrastructure generally has a positive effect on cyclists without negatively impacting motorists. “A survey of Portland, Oregon cycle track users found that 70% of respondents [thought] the cycle track made cycling safer and easier. Motorists [...]

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Bicycle Signage: Signs, Markings & Signals

Bicycle Signage: Signs, Markings & Signals

Posted on 31. Mar, 2011 by .

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Bicycle signage is implemented to guide cyclists and to improve roadway safety for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. There are three general categories of signage, including posted signs, roadway markings and electronic signals, and within these categories, there are numerous variations. Signs for cyclists are typically wayfinding signs placed at intersections where bikeways or bike routes [...]

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Carrying Your Stuff: Cargo Bicycles

Carrying Your Stuff: Cargo Bicycles

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 by .

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There is more than one way to skin a cat just like there is more than one way to transport such unfortunate cats or other things on your bicycle.  To be exact, there are three widely used, reliable ways to carry stuff on you bicycle.  We’ve looked at carrying stuff by bike in Bicycling Bags [...]

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Bicycles and Public Transportation

Bicycles and Public Transportation

Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by .

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When given the choice to ride a bike or to take the Metro (rail or bus), I would love to be able to choose the bike every single time.  But, the reality of living in a city like DC (and most cities across the country) is that sometimes combining methods of transportation is necessary to [...]

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Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Cargo Trailers

Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Cargo Trailers

Posted on 30. Jan, 2011 by .

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Last April, we covered the most common methods for transporting goods on a bicycle in Stacey Moses’s article Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Bags and Racks.  Now it is time to turn our utility cycling obsessed brains in the direction of a less frequently used method for transporting goods by bicycle, bicycle cargo trailers. Though used [...]

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The Salubrious Commute: How Pedaling Can Save Your Life

The Salubrious Commute: How Pedaling Can Save Your Life

Posted on 11. Jan, 2011 by .

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Using a bike for transportation, even if only for short trips, adds an estimated three to 14 months to the average lifespan of the cyclist, according to a study conducted at the University of Utrecht.

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3000 Miles on a Hybrid Electric Bike by Matthew Zoll

3000 Miles on a Hybrid Electric Bike by Matthew Zoll

Posted on 02. Oct, 2010 by .

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The following piece is a guest post by Matthew Zoll, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager for Pima County, Arizona. Matthew’s piece describes his experience purchasing and owning an electric bike in Tucson, Arizona. We will have more and more pieces dedicated to e-bikes in the coming weeks and months after learning about lots of [...]

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