Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
 
Bike News Review – 7/23/13

Bicycle Helmet Infographic
Urban Velo – 7/20/13
Perhaps we’ll never all agree on the helmet debate, but certain facts are irrefutable. And certain infographics are undeniably funny.

What we said 75 years ago: Paths for bicycles may be needed
State Journal – 7/21/13
In most municipalities bicycle riders are not allowed to use the sidewalks. They must divide the streets with the automobile. Riding on thoroughfares traversed by rapidly moving motorcars presents a danger to bicycle riders.

Cape May County towns hope to link bicycle paths
Press of Atlantic City – 7/21/13
Filling in a two-mile “missing link” between a path that already exists in Lower Township and one under construction in Middle Township would create a route from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May to the Cape May County Park & Zoo in Cape May Court House.

New designs, old designs, velomobiles, and bike art
Bicycle Design – 7/23/13
I have shared Ilya Vostrikov’s bicycle renderings a couple of times in the past. He has a few new designs on his blog, including the Cannondale EVO concept shown above. In addition to the rendering, check out the form study sketches that he posted separately. Nice work!

 

 

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Bike News Review – 6/26/13

Wooden bikes, folding helmets, velomobiles and more
Bicycle Design – 6/26/13
I have posted about quite a few wooden bikes before, but this plywood Ash design by French designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos is a bit different than most.

The Importance of Bike Polo Fair Play
Urban Velo – 6/26/13
When bike polo was first invented in Ireland, sportsmanship was very different than it is today. You played hard, but players were also expected to be knowledgeable about rules and recognize when they’d done something particularly against them. Officiators were respected and obeyed (and, to the defense of your great grandfather, there was still plenty of arguing and cursing, but the call on the field was obeyed as law—that’s why the officiator was there).

New Bicycle Signs Dedicated in Downtown McLean
The Connection – 6/26/13
Fairfax County staff joined with bicycling advocates in downtown McLean Thursday, June 20, to celebrate the installation of several bicycle wayfinding signs. The signs give directions to bicyclists and pedestrians throughout downtown McLean to community landmarks such as the McLean Community Center, and W&OD Trail.

TI sees benefits in encouraging bicycle commuting
Dallas News – 6/25/13
Today, TI encourages its 9,000 employees in North Texas and more than 33,000 people worldwide to bicycle, citing health, environmental, social and financial benefits. The company started a formal program advocating alternative commuting, such as biking, in the mid-1990s.

 

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