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Fixed gear bikes, once a status symbol of cool, are now everywhere

Fixed gear bikes, once a status symbol of cool, are now everywhere | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Cheap Chinese imports have transformed fixed gear bikes from a hipster fad to a mainstream product, fueling the rise of several Southern California cycling companies.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
More bike fads.
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These Are the Streets You Want to Avoid When You're Riding Your Bike

These Are the Streets You Want to Avoid When You're Riding Your Bike | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Whether you're a commuter or a leisure rider, when you head out on your bicycle you want to be safe. That could mean wearing a helmet, making sure your bike's tuned up, or avoiding the streets where the most bicycle crashes happen. That last part just got a little easier, thanks to these data-derived maps by You Are Here.
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Copenhagen Wheel bike booster rolls out, available for pre-order

Copenhagen Wheel bike booster rolls out, available for pre-order | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
For four years we thought it was vaporware, but they have been working away in stealth mode and have now launched publicly.
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How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion

How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

People that commute by car spend an inordinate amount of time staring at taillights. There’s no way they’re getting around that traffic in front of them. But what about bike commuters? This group of Latvian cyclists recently created a powerful demonstration of the large footprint created by cars that carry just one occupant.

 

The four cyclists strapped on fragile frameworks shaped like cars, then hopped into the local traffic in Riga to show how much room they would occupy on their daily commute. The difference communicates loud and clear: if these cyclists were actually in cars, they would seriously add to congestion.


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Bhopkins's curator insight, October 16, 2014 5:16 PM

This group of Latvian cyclists recently created a powerful demonstration of the large footprint created by cars that carry just one occupant.
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/10/11/much-space-cars-take-cyclists-demonstrate-bicycles-fight-congestion/#jV0A55HTvzPI4Lic.99

Jim Gramata's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:49 AM

Visually compelling look at the power of the bike commute 

Agence Relations d'Utilité Publique's curator insight, November 24, 2014 5:06 AM

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Protected bike lanes were all the rage in 1905

Protected bike lanes were all the rage in 1905 | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
A century ago, "an alternative vision of the future of American transportation flickered to life, and then faded."
PIRatE Lab's insight:

Visions of a future unknown.

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