Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 1/21/14

City, Brighton get grants for bicycle, pedestrian paths
Democrat & Chronicle – 1/21/14
The city of Rochester and town of Brighton have been awarded $2.3 million in total to build a pair of bicycle or pedestrian paths, including the first local bike lanes along a highway that are physically separated from vehicular traffic.

Mat Olson Turns Bridge Arches into a Pump Track, Asks For a Bike Park in Fort Worth
Urban Velo – 1/20/14
After a month and a half of planning Olson and his friends went out to the bridge. A police car driving by on the otherwise quiet day signaled that it was time to go. Six arches in just under a thousand feet, Olson calls it the biggest pump track he’s ever been on.
(Remember kids, before trying this at home, pay attention to how much safety prep works was done. – TF)

Production Smart Bicycle Debuts at NAIAS
Clean Technica – 1/19/14
One of the more pleasant surprises of the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was the introduction of the Smart bicycle. In short, it’s a pedal/electric bicycle made from high-quality components that Mercedes’ Smart brand will begin selling later this year. When it does, it will carry a $2950 price tag and pit itself against competitors like Local Motors’ Cruiser and Derringer’s board-tracker in a battle for gear head love.

Bicycle-passing bill advances
Tidewater News – 1/18/14
The Virginia Senate Transportation committee recently has approved a bill increasing the distance at which cars must pass bicycles, from 2 feet to 3 feet. Senate Bill 97, introduced by Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Fredericksburg, has been unsuccessfully introduced in the past by Reeves and a number of other Republican and Democratic legislators.

State to give LI $5.1M for bicycle, pedestrian paths
Newsday – 1/18/14
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced that $5.1 million will be awarded to Long Island to fund bicycle, pedestrian and multiuse path enhancement projects in Freeport, Islip, Port Jefferson and Great Neck.



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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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