111 year old footage of women riding bicycles around a series of slalom obstacles. Their precise navigation with the long white skirts is impressive, hard to imagine they didn’t get stuck in the chain all the time! Enjoy:
People for Bikes is a national organization, “dedicated to channeling that passion to improve the future of bicycling.”
“Simply put, we believe that life is far more enjoyable when it’s experienced on two wheels. We believe that by coming together, we can make our world a better place to ride.”
This video they released captures the wonderful feeling you get when you ride a bicycle. Why do YOU ride?
US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood recently addressed atendees of the 2010 National Bike Summit in Washington DC, here he spoke on behalf of infrastructure development for bicycles and pedestrians:
After the speech, he wrote a post on his blog that reflected on his energetic appearance at the summit:
Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.
From Ray LaHood’s blog post:
To set this approach in motion, we have formulated key recommendations for state DOTs and communities:
- Treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.
- Ensure convenient access for people of all ages and abilities.
- Go beyond minimum design standards.
- Collect data on walking and biking trips.
- Set a mode share target for walking and bicycling.
- Protect sidewalks and shared-use paths the same way roadways are protected (for example, snow removal)
- Improve nonmotorized facilities during maintenance projects.
This is great news for cyclists and pedestrians alike, giving us even more of a reason to get out on our bikes and celebrate!
Copenhagen has always been a famous city for bicycling, no matter what the weather is, there are always people out on their bikes getting around the city. The city is full of cyclists who have their own unique ways of waiting at a red light:
Some cyclists will be able to rest even more comfortably at lights now, thanks to low-tech additions by the City of Copenhagen. These rails are simple solutions for making stopping at red lights more smooth, and act as an effective way to make bicyclists seen at busy intersections.
The bottom portion of the rail reads “Hi Cyclist! Rest your foot here… and thanks for cycling in the city.” a nice reminder to encourage cycling for everyone. Kudos to Copenhagen on offering uniquely simple and detailed bicycle facility for its residents.
A while ago, the Coalition had encouraged our members and supporters to sign a petition to Google, asking them to add bicycle directions to their popular mapping features. Today, at the 2010 National Bike Summit in Washington DC, they announced the launch of the newest Google Map feature!
This video shows how you can make it work for you:
Congrats to Google for listening to what it’s users had to say, and implementing a great feature to it’s maps! A special shout out to everyone who signed the petition requesting the bicycle directions too, it worked!
From February 26-28, the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show was held in Richmond, Virginia. The show is a venue for the finest bicycle builders in North America to show off their latest creations to crowds of visitors. Take a look at some of the bikes on display this year in Virginia, and a little video about the event afterwards.
CyclingNews has a great series of articles/photos from the event as well, check it out online here.
I have no idea what this is a competition for, but from the looks of these skills, I’d imagine the other competitors were equally impressive. The ability to do these stunts while maintaining momentum on a fixed gear is unreal!
this pedal powered monorail system was developed in New Zealand, by Geoff Barnett, about 10 years ago. currently, it is set up as a park-style ride, but Barnett’s original inception was as an individual form of transport for major cities. the idea is centered around a sustainable form of transit that provides people with an aerobic workout as well.
right now the shweeb is only in a park setting in New Zealand, but it’s concept is something reminiscent of a hyper-futuristic city, or the beginning title sequence of futurama:
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