Do you know fashion designer ( www.nonavarnado.com ) and blogger ( thebirdwheel.com ) Nona Varnado? You should, oh wait she’s leaving us. Nona has accepted a job in Los Angeles with the super rad bike shop Orange20.
Don’t worry, Nona has great stuff planned no matter what coast she ends up on.
It seems like a fantasy come true, but bike super highways are a reality in Copenhagen as city planners have literally “paved the way” for residents to commute from the suburbs to the city on bicycle. In April, the first of 26 routes opened by city planners in a combined initiative to make this [...]
Come to a meeting tonight for a safer Jay St. in Brooklyn. From: Brooklynspoke.com.
Anyone who rides Jay Street regularly to get to and from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges knows how dangerous it can be for all street users, and how little any of the most common infractions are ticketed or discouraged. [...]
From the feel-good department, here’s a story from China about a Japanese man who’s stolen bicycle was found thanks to social networking, including the popular site Weibo China’s hybrid of twitter and Facebook.
Japanese Man Cycling Globe Has Bike Stolen in Wuhan China
Recently, a young Japanese man with dreams of cycling around [...]
James Fry contacted me and want to pass on an upcoming event for October 15th. In the vein of previous tweed rides comes: The Tweed Run A metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style. From a press release:
After seeing great success in London over the last three years and a jaunt around [...]
Just wanted to introduce a new sustainable transportation blog coming out of Chicago, created by urban planner, Steve Vance and Author John Greenfield.
Check out: gridchicago.com.
It’s loosely modeled after Streetsblog.
A description of their site:
“Grid is an outlet for news, commentary, and photography about sustainable transportation-related events, projects, [...]
Great article about the media bash of the D.O.T. and it’s Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn in Metropolis Mag. Writer, Karrie Jacobs thinks calling the commissioner “Roberta Moses,” shouldn’t be seen as a diss, to the late Robert Moses and his short sighted automobile lust of NYC, but rather as a compliment for redesigning our cities [...]
Jane Margolies, from the New York Times, explores the current status of biking around the outskirt paths and greenways of Manhattan.
She heads along counter clockwise along with one of the creators of this years 2011 free D.O.T. Bicycle map.
On Two Wheels, With Water as a Companion
(photo by: Kirsten Luce for [...]
Not necessarily an original idea, crowd sourcing and mapping the tickets being handed out to cyclists, but Transportation Nation the blog by WNYC transportation reporter Andrea Berstein is getting into the game.
Hey, the more the better, and maybe this will lead to good press about a bad harassment campaign by the NYPD.