With any great trend in NYC, especially when it comes to bicycles and the increase in their popularity…comes the bad news. The increase of bicycle theft. To me this is personal, almost akin to a hate crime. How can one steal our trusted steads, our friends and companions? Also an analog non-polluting transportation solution […]
Like the tulips popping up, the line at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden cherry blossoms thingy and the increase of bicycle snatching…Spring has Sprung in NYC.
And with all that good stuff, comes a really excellent resource that isn’t electronic…A map…made out of paper.
The Department of Transportation says over 370,000 maps, will be […]
Bike couriers who take it to the next level, control their machines in a unique space in the crowded streets of the world. They operate comfortably in the margins, the tight inches between bus mirrors and car doors, as if with a sixth sense, a special street knowledge of their surroundings. The hunt for […]
Forget bike mapping with paper (even if the DOT has great free maps every year) or fancy GPS apps. So 2014.
The new trend is brain waves. Arlene Ducao an MIT graduate–of course, has developed a bike helmet, Mindrider, which tracks riders brain activity and maps out routes based on chill areas and more […]
Do you have the need for speed? Need more extreme adventure then trying to bike to work in seventeen degree weather while cars and trucks try to drive you into piles of crusty slush? A British based production company wants you for what appears to be a television show involving speed, travel and “the […]
Food venders have really upped their game over the last few years by being able to provide great delicacies on the street, through food trucks. Enterprising restauranteurs have seen a huge advantage in the ability to cut the overhead of a retail space and be mobile, condensing their wares into a vehicle and using […]
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A motivational mantra for cyclists and all those struggling for equal rights and justice.
(photo of: lead rider, […]
How about that Pope Fancis? He’s got open minded views on homosexuality and civil unions. He’s traveling around the world preaching for peace. Now he’s in the disaster laden Philippines […]
Josh Cohen is an independent journalist based in my old home town of Seattle Washington. He likes to write about transportation, bike travel and especially the unique individuals who make up the wide world of bike culture.
He has been channeling his passion for bike people and documenting their stories in an interview Q&A […]
I know why I scoff traffic laws on a bicycle. Mainly to get an advantage on aggressive NYC drivers and avoid an ever evolving obstacle course of jaywalkers, double parked cars, reckless trucks and motorists jockeying for that ever sacred parking spot. However, I do not take this kind of riding for granted, to […]