Category: Ideas

How the bicycle can drive green development on planet Earth

There is great opportunity coming later this year. In September 2015, Richmond, Virginia will become the first American city since 1986 to host the World Road Championships. With 450,000 on-site spectators and 300 million TV viewers expected over the nine

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Take a close look at this bike!

Priority Bikes hit a home-run with this bike design.  3-speed internal hub, belt drive, puncture-resistant tires, pull-back handlebars.  This city bicycle has done everything Self-Propelled City has been begging bike shops to do for years.  On their kickstarter page you could have ordered

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A Nature-Inspired Scooter Reinvents The Cargo Bike So That It’s Easier To Pedal

Cargo bikes might not pollute the air, but they often don’t work particularly well. The bikes tend to be heavy, difficult to steer, and prone to tipping over. Students at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán aimed to reinvent the bikes without adding

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A Global Platform for P2P Cargo Bike-Sharing

Want to share your cargo bike? Or borrow one? Velogistics has the plan figured out with a straight-forward mapping system. People who want to rent or share their cargo bikes post photos and short descriptions of their bikes on the Velogistics

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The Companion Bike Seat: It’s Better Than Riding on Handle Bars

The Companion Bike Seat is a brand new, and pretty handy, extra that hooks up to your bike, allowing you to cart around, at the very least, a 200-pound passenger — or for parents a lot of kids. This week,

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Spinlister App Connects Bike Owners With Renters

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) – As the bicycle makes a major comeback in cities across the globe, a new app is making sure that no bike collects dust in a garage. Cyclists in more than 500 cities worldwide have

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Philly Parents Pedal with Kids

  Every other month, a group called Kidical Mass Philly takes to the streets for a short, family-friendly bike ride. The group’s name is a play on “Critical Mass,” a controversial and now largely defunct mass bike ride that took

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Bike Helmets as Style Statements

    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/07/11/fashion/20130711-Bike-helmets.html

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A Jersey City inventor created a bike rack to carry packages of different shapes

By The Jersey Journal on July 12, 2013 Design engineer and Jersey City resident Beda Angelo Pormentilla, 27, never would have guessed that a 1 a.m. craving run on his bicycle to the local supermarket for his pregnant wife, Melanie,

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Interview with Hans Bullitt Fogh about cargo bikes

This is a short interview with Hans Bullitt Fogh of the Danish cargo bike builder Larry vs. Harry. The Bullitt is a high-end version of the long-john style of cargo bikes.  With aluminum frames, high end components and beautiful styling,

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