Rhode Island’s Green Economy Bond will be on the November ballot. Voters will decide if further funding to enhance an urban/ rural balance is worth the investment.
Highways are great for getting people from one place to another quickly. But they are not so great for those who have to live near them. Almost without exception, major highways and turnpikes around the world- literally from LA to Beijing– are noisy, stinky places with high concentrations of CO2 and other toxic exhaust gasses […]
Statistically, there are twice as many bicycle commuting males as there are females, but why would there be a bicycle commuting gender gap in the first place? After all, biking is just as healthful for a woman as it is for a man. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, there are other factors at work. Respondents […]
Bamboo is an incredible material- suitable for building or distilling high-test fuels, the fast-growing plant could be the cornerstone of a more sustainable future. It also makes for a sikk-looking bicycle frame. That’s what the guys at Bamboobee believe, at least- and they build some of the best-looking bamboo bicycle frames on the market. Recently, […]
Detroit’s fortunes rose and fell on four wheels, but its past- and its future- could be built on two. That’s what Jen Wieczner at Fortune Magazine thinks, and, with at least seven bicycle makers setting up shop in the once “Motor City”, she may have a point. “Everybody in this town knows somebody who worked […]
As bicycles become a bigger and bigger part of life in American cities, questions about cyclist and pedestrian safety – even the way we design our roads – are getting asked more and more frequently. One question that isn’t often asked, however, is a much more theoretical one: what would happen if EVERYONE rode bikes? […]
With more and more commuters turning to bicycles in cities across the world, bike parking has become a critical component in any forward-looking urban planning discussions. Over in Japan, however, one company has come up with a solution that can accommodate hundreds of cyclists without taking up much space or creating an army of urban […]
This weekend, the brood and I went out to see the recently-addd Art of the Bicycle exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago MSI). Billed as an exhibit that “takes guests through the evolution of bike engineering in a beautiful gallery juxtaposing nine rare bicycles from the Museum’s collection, along with (some of) […]
More than a million new bicycles are sold each year in the Netherlands, which is good. What’s not so good is that nearly that many are thrown away, too. Why, though? In many cases, the frame is sound, the handlebars are straight- even the wheels are good. What’s needed, then, isn’t necessarily a new bike, […]
Ralf Holleis is a design student who built a 3d printed, ultralight titanium track bike for all of us to “ooh” and “aah” over – the results are stunning!
If you live in a big city and spend half your time driving dodging suicidal hipsters on rented Divvys, then you already know what I’m about to say: bicycles are taking over. That, in a great many ways and for a great many reasons, is a good thing. What’s missing, perhaps, from the American bicycling […]
Earlier this month, a group of recumbent bike enthusiasts made their way out into the open roads of Battle Mountain, Nevada to see how fast they could push their pedal-powered machines. Draped in slick, slippery, composite aero shells, these recumbents cheat the wind and defy expectations, with one 14-year-old student entry hitting 55 mph, and […]
If you’ve ever looked at a cozy, comfy hammock strung up between a pair of thick palm trees and thought “Man! I wish that thing had wheels!”, then the people behined the BananaHama recumbent bicycle have something they’d like to sell you.
If you live in a major city, then you don’t need to do much research to know that bicycle commuting is on the rise. You might be surprised, however, by just how quickly the number of bicycle commuters is rising. From 2001 to 2009, the number of bicycle commuters more than doubled, from 1.7 million to more than 4 million.