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Google maps for bikes

google maps now includes directions for bikes.

Who commutes?

Interesting graphic on how people commute.

Check out the precentage of people who drive, carpool, take public transport or bike, here.

Road Rage Doctor gets 5 years

Los Angeles ER doctor Christopher Thompson, has a new place to practice medicine…a jail cell. He was sentenced to five years in prison for deciding to use his car as a weapon and slam on the brakes in front of two road cyclists.

One of those, who suffered severe injuries is Ron Peterson, recently [...]

Skateboarding is not a crime, neither is bike polo

Ok, I can understand the police kicking someone out of private space where people are skateboarding, doing grinds on a bmx bike or in this case playing bike polo. But arresting a practicing bike polo team who’d been coming out for years and having them spend 11 hours in jail? Excessive.

Sad but [...]

Williamsburg Bike Lane Wars Debate.

James Hook is hosting debates in a series called:

Open City Dialogue (OCD) a bi-monthly lecture series curated by Greenpoint resident James Hook, and unraveling on alternating Mondays in the backroom of Pete’s Candy Store.

Short (35-40 minute) lectures are woven together from the common thread of people’s obsessions, with guests coming from [...]

Identified person killed on Delancey

Jeffeson Siegel reporter and photographer sent me this link which identifies the woman killed on her bicycle last week:

35 year old, Fuen Bai of the East Village.

Read more here.

Tragedy strikes just day's after memorial ride.

Not more than 2 days after the 5th annual memorial ride in NYC which occurred last Sunday, I get tragic news from Bill DiPaola executive director of Time’s Up who was on the scene of an accident.

Looks as if a woman was killed by a large yellow school bus Eastbound on Delancey Street [...]

New Year, feel the love…not.

January 4th, 2010. It’s a new year and the decade of the bicycle is moving into it’s next phase. There is always a sentimental and reflective kick off to each year here in NYC, with the annual memorial ride and walk which pays tribute to our fallen bikers. With so many more people on [...]

The Guardian has a bike blog

the Guardian news paper UK has a weekly cycling blog: bike blog. They recently had an article about a recent study which found cyclists risky behavior of running red lights and wearing dark clothing at night was rarely the cause of traffic accidents involving motor vehicles.

Risky cycling rarely to blame for bike [...]

NYTimes: Spokes, advice on riding in winter

You probably know about the New York Time’s Spokes Blog, who brought you such original ideas as a Gift guide for cyclists. I wonder where they possibly got that idea? Wish I thought of it. I wait I did.

Holiday Gift Guide Part 1 and Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Oh well, [...]