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European Cities Curb Drivers

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Traffic planners restrain cars in favor of walking and public transit

While American cities tend to bend over backwards to accommodate vehicle traffic, cities in Europe are going the opposite direction, making planning changes that make it prohibitively annoying and expensive (if not downright illegal) to drive cars in the inner city. NYT environment reporter Elizabeth Rosenthal discusses the traffic-tormenting situation in Europe: Cities including......read more

In Praise of Crap Technology

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Why bother with an iPod when a Coby will do?

When I bought the first-generation iPhone, it took me all of four days to leave it in a cab, never to see it again. Meanwhile, the phone it was meant to replace, a not-remotely-smart Nokia brick dating from the previous century, had weathered a drop into a toilet and traveled with me to Europe and back -- twice. It still works. Sound familiar? Maybe not, but there's something to be said for......read more

Boston Named America's Top City For Biking and Walking

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And other report results that might surprise you

If we had to guess what America's top cycling city is, we'd probably say Portland, where the perfect combination of mild climate and smart planning makes the city a veritable biking mecca. But, if the results of a new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking are to be believed, we'd be wrong. According to the organization's biannual benchmark report, the city with the greatest......read more

Arcalis Andorra Frame Set

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Build your dream bike in a one-on-one consultation with Arcalis founder Ryan Yee $1,799.00

Ryan Yee knows a thing or two about cycling. By the age of 14 the Arcalis founder was competing on the California mountain bike circuit, and by 2006 he owned and managed one of the country’s top pro cycling teams. With Arcalis, Yee builds serious bikes for serious riders, offering one-on-one consultations so buyers get the best machine for them. At Woven Society, you start with......read more

America's Top Biking Cities Ranked by Bicycling Mag

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Big surprise: Portland is number one

In an announcement that will surprise approximately nobody, Portland has been named America's Top Bike-Friendly City in the 2012 rankings from Bicycling magazine. Bike culture reigns supreme in the Pacific Northwestern city, which boasts 180 miles of bike lanes and 79 miles of off-street bike paths. Always quick to embrace cyclist-friendly innovations, Portland was the first city in the United......read more

Bicycle Sounds

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Watch Stephen Meierding's musical entry into the Bike Shorts film competition

From Brian Eno to Autechre, musicians long have used found objects to create sounds for songs. Hell, one of the greatest records of all time, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, has a song ("You Still Believe In Me") featuring bike bells and horns. But this we've never seen. In "Bicycle Sounds," a short video from photographer Stephen Meierding (who shot the Biolite Stove!), we watch and listen to an......read more

Daisy by Heritage Bicycles

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An American-made tribute to classic bike design $695.00

After a 3-year run launching Bowery Lane Bicycles in New York City, Michael Salvatore headed to Chicago to set off another bike project in his hometown. The result is Heritage Bicycles, a line of vintage-inspired  lifestyle cruisers and everyday commuter bikes, made in Chicago from American steel. The Daisy mixte, the company's flagship model, is a classic-styled daily ride that is......read more

Bombing Hills

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SF cyclists take a thrilling rip down the Marin Headlands

There's nothing quite like the pure, simple joy of bombing a hill on a bike or skateboard. Add some stunning scenery and a solid soundtrack to the occasion, and you have yourself all the makings of a viral hit. San Francisco production crew Werehaus prove it with this great short vid, which follows a couple of guys on BMX bikes tearing down Hunt Hill in SF's Marin Headlands. The......read more

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, a man perhaps best known for a zip wire gaffe during the Olympics, may soon take to the skies again. This time, though, he'll be on bike. Johnson is reported to be considering an architect's proposal for a network of elevated bike lanes between London's mainline stations. Designed by Sam Martin of Exterior Architecture, the "SkyCycle" network would truly separate......read more

The Bike Porter

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A sleek, minimal interpretation of the classic bike basket

There's no denying the practicality of having a bike basket. With capacity for everything from carry goods to groceries, baskets make bombing around town on your bike way easier. The problem is that they they're generally clunky and ugly. This design from Copenhagen Works, spotted at Cool Hunting, answers the call and then some. Dubbed the Bike Porter, the design integrates a front basket with......read more

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