Year: 2014

Motor-less City? Bankrupt Detroit’s booming bike industry

Before there was the Model T, there was the Quadricycle. Henry Ford fashioned his original automobile from four bicycle wheels and a chain at the height of Detroit’s 19th-century bike (yes, bike) manufacturing boom. If Detroit rose and fell on

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Most $800 bicycles tout features such as a carbon fork and high-end components. At Heritage Bicycles, the $800 base-model, single-speed bike doesn’t even come with handbrakes—yet they are rolling out the door so fast that the almost three-year-old bike-and-coffee shop

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9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate

Roads are designed for cars? So I looked into it and, as it turns out, roads have been around for many thousands of years. And for much of that time, they’ve carried a wide variety of things: feet, carts, horses,

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The Danes Wheel Out Their Bikes as Cars are Eliminated

In the past two years, the share of Copenhageners who ride their bike to work or school has risen from an already high 36% to 41%. But, as far the city planners are concerned, even that’s not enough. “Pretty much

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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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Cargo Bike Undergoing Renaissance in Germany

Cargo bikes are undergoing a renaissance in Germany as companies attempt to battle city congestion and pollution. The bikes were popular at the start of last century before the car dominated transport, and in the past five years they have

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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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Europe is going car-free (and loving it)

Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process. http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/europe-is-going-car-free-and-loving-it

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Bicycle roundabout in the sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring

known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, so you’d probably think that bicycle infrastructure in the sky would be completely unnecessary there. But even this bike leader has intersections that are excessively large and centered too much around cars. In the

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EdgeRunner — Excellent Urban Cargo Bike

There’s a unique version of the cargo bike available from Xtracycle, which can not only carry bags or boxes with ease, but can also accommodate a passenger or two as well. Xtracycle’s EdgeRunner model combines a passenger seat, a bike

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