Posts tagged bikes

The word ‘rickshaw’ originates from the Japanese jinrikisha, which literally means “human-powered vehicle”. 

Unconform. Ride a bike.

Stopped by a London police officer, and when asked ‘why are you cycling on the pavement’ is very difficult to get away with.. unless of course you are on a cycle path. :) 

Gloves

Gloves

.@GreenLaneProj sez: “Half of all trips Americans make are less than 4 miles” (query: how much of this is private transport that doesn’t include cumbersome loads?), “Bike commuting has increased by 53 percent”, “Since 2011, the miles of protected bike lanes has doubled”.

Compelling stuff overall, but I certainly don’t have all the necessary data. Protected lanes are hard and expensive to work into existing infrastructure, but if there’s some verified evidence of benefits out there - benefits to all road users - then I’m sure it’s something we can all embrace.

I’ve heard it said that cyclists and motorists using cameras on their commutes are just seeking a confrontation, waiting for an opportunity to catch someone out.

So it’s great to see that when the police can’t be relied on to do their job, cameras can help.

Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run, but no arrests.

Here’s a new article title: “Council gives in to unruly jackass motorists who make their own laws”.
Glenroy bike lane abandoned after motorists rip out bollards.

Here’s a new article title: “Council gives in to unruly jackass motorists who make their own laws”.

Glenroy bike lane abandoned after motorists rip out bollards.

"I’m 66, but I bike 55 kilometers every day. I don’t get much from my pension, so I ride along this road and pick up metal scraps to bring to the collection center. I ride my bike everywhere. A few months ago, I rode 170 kilometers to visit my daughter. I left at noon and got there before dark. I wasn’t even rushing!"  /Humans of New York.

"I’m 66, but I bike 55 kilometers every day. I don’t get much from my pension, so I ride along this road and pick up metal scraps to bring to the collection center. I ride my bike everywhere. A few months ago, I rode 170 kilometers to visit my daughter. I left at noon and got there before dark. I wasn’t even rushing!"

/Humans of New York.

YNOT | Weston Phone Pouch. I had a phone pouch on my satchel bag back in, like, 1997. DAMN, I was one cool kid. (err…)

YNOT | Weston Phone Pouch.

I had a phone pouch on my satchel bag back in, like, 1997. DAMN, I was one cool kid. (err…)

Erin Gunn

Erin Gunn

Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane while distracted by his laptop will not face charges because he was answering a work-related email.
Portland Oregon bike rack

Portland Oregon bike rack

"NYC bicycle messenger, 1896. Photo by Alice Austin." /via @ponybikes

"NYC bicycle messenger, 1896. Photo by Alice Austin." /via @ponybikes

 A Bicycle that transforms into Its own lockvia Core 77

 A Bicycle that transforms into Its own lock

via Core 77

Round and round and …

Round and round and …