Protected bike lanes keep riders safe and secure, but that’s especially true in climates that face cold, icy winters!
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Outrage: an LA County Deputy’s patrol car drifted into the bike lane and killed a prominent LA businessman while checking his email. Won’t face charges.
Volvo has developed a pedestrian air bag that inflates in time to reduce head and neck injuries in the event a car hits a person or cyclist.
Before they became the de-facto European streetbike for guys who wear flat-brimmed hats bbut can’t afford a Ducati, KTM motorcycles were the stuff of off-road legend. With the introduction of the first Duke, they practically invented the idea of a roadworthy stunt bike. Now, KTM is going back to its crazy, road-terror roots with their […]
You see headlines like this all the time. “Who Builds the Best Car for Dog-lovers?” “Who Builds the Most Kid-friendly Cars?” Etc. When it comes to a carmaker specifically catering to the needs of bikers and their bikes, however, Volvo seems to be the only carmaker that understands cyclists’ primary need: to avoid getting run over by a pack of 5000 lb. SUVs.
Cycling has become very popular in short order in urban areas around the world, which hasn’t left much time for drivers and bikers to figure out how to share the road. Injury and even death happens with far too much frequency, and a new study shows just how important separated bike lanes are to the welfare of cyclists.
Many people cite safety as the biggest reason they’re not commuting via bicycle, self included. Don’t cue the violins, I’m lucky to have had a full recovery from the crash I’m really sick of talking about, and I know my own road rage had some part in it. However, if seeing a cyclist in a wheelchair tugs at your heartstrings, go right ahead and urge your local Assembly member to vote yes on 1464.
It’s been a dramatic weekend for your faithful weekend editor, but it looks like my internet’s back up and this new tablet thing is working. Which means: we’re back in business! At least, until the my WiFi starts acting funny again and kicks me off (which I’ve decided to blame on the Chicago NATO summit’s […]
This is the Hornster. It’s a 178 dB air horn pretending to be a bicycle, and make no mistake: I have never wanted any thing more in my life. That might not seem like a strong statement, but hear me out – I’m going to let you in on some of personal history that might […]
Bike lanes have been popping up in cities across the country as people go from fossil fuels to pedal power. But not everybody likes that parking spots are turning into bike lanes, and on any given day you’ll find more than a few inconsiderate people who park in bike lanes. The mayor of Vilinius, Lithuania sent a powerful message over the summer when he crushed an offending vehicle with a tank. And apparently the good mayor has made his way to New York with his message…
Cycling is a huge part of urban life already, and – as gas prices climb and the desire to be more ecologically responsible becomes more mainstream – it is becoming an even huger part. Even major automakers are starting to push out electric bicycles! It’s understandable, then, that as bikes and cyclists are enjoying something […]
The state of Colorado is known for its mile-high city, majestic mountains, an occasionally decent NFL team, and excellent craft beers. In a state like Colorado, the “beer flows like wine“, which is to say: there’s a lot of beer. Transporting all that carefully crafted beer – usually stored in large, heavy kegs – can get […]
San Francisco is often depicted as a bastion of enlightened progressive hippie vegans on bicycles, or sometimes as a queer and glittering island, raft with Prius-driving smug self-righteous liberals who rapture in the smell of their own farts. If only that were true. All of us who live here know that the local reality is […]