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NYC Cycling Way Up

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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NYC Cycling Way Up

Way to go NYC! One person interviewed in the video makes the point that cycling in NYC has increased so significantly in the last two years for two main reasons. The first is infrastructure improvement, which makes riding more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable. The second is the idea that more people riding encourages others to ride. Habits and trends come to be established over time in a group by living amongst others who do the same practice. So when more people “practice” cycling, it gradually becomes the norm. There is also a feedback between infrastructure improvements and more people cycling.

Bottom line – NYC is doing something right and that’s good to see!

Via Streetfilms.

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LA Bike Plan Feedback

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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LA Bike Plan Feedback

Via Streetsblog, this video shows a student research group’s reaction to the proposed LA Bike Plan. I was really impressed with how articulate and well-argued the students’ response to the plan was. Perhaps we should simply have kids do the majority of city bike planning and bike marketing!

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Bicycle Powered Washing Machine

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Bicycle Powered Washing Machine

Bicycle powered home appliances could provide the ultimate 2-in-1 solution for many people (ie. get some exercise while doing your chores). A great example of this is a bicycle-powered washing machine created by a fellow who goes by the name Homeless Dave. The spin cycle is powered by bicycle, as is a TV for entertainment during the “spin”. As for the dryer…well, I suggest a clothesline.

Via Treehugger.

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Why Would I Want To Be Anywhere Else?

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Why Would I Want To Be Anywhere Else?

Other than riding, that is.

How to make cycling popular? Get famous people to do it! Well, that could be one strategy, I guess.

Anyhow, here is a fun music video by British pop star Lily Allen. And yes, she is riding a bike.

Found this over at Momentum.

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Congressman Blumenauer Rides NYC

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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Congressman Blumenauer Rides NYC

Via Streetfilms.

I sure hope that Congress passes a pro-bike transportation bill in the near future. We sure are ready for it!

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Portland: The Bike City

Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by .

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Portland: The Bike City

The city of Portland, OR is regarded as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the U.S. and even the world. What has Portland done right? Well, as this video points out, it’s a number of factors: support from the city, community history, and the general atmosphere, to name a few. A few decades ago, Portland was not a bike friendly place, per say, but it just goes to show that living amongst others who utilize the bicycle for transportation makes it easier for others to take part in the activity as well. So what can we do in cities that are not yet as bike friendly as Portland? Ride!

(Sorry for the commercial at the beginning.)

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How Does One Bike To Boston?

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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How Does One Bike To Boston?

This is a great video by John Bonner on the seemingly impossible task of cycling to Boston from the towns located north of the city. He brings up some really important issues about cycling and city planning, and he spices it up with a bit of humor and sarcasm. Well done!

The Impossible Journey from John Bonner on Vimeo.

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Bike Comedy

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Bike Comedy

Here is a short bit of bicycle humor to start the day off right. And it’s not even making fun of cyclists, well, much less than one might expect anyhow.

Saw this at Cyclelicio.us.

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