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London mayor approves the first superhighway for bikes

February 10th, 2015 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

A bike lane that is separate from the regular roadway, but runs alongside it with a protected space in between is called a segregated bike lane. This lane prevents accidents between cyclists and motorists and allows cyclists to ride without fear from one location to another.    

Fontus – a bottle that turns air into water as you ride your bike

December 4th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Fontus, is a “self-filling water bottle for your bicycle.” Do you always have to constantly stop to refill your water bottle on long bike rides. Kristof Retezár, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, has come up with a new way to quench your thirst on the go. He has invented […]

Schiller X1 water bicycle allows riders to safely ride on water

September 24th, 2014 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Water bicycle An innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water.  It is the world’s most advanced water bicycle with a responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. (Video and pics)    

Project Yerka: The world’s first unstealable bike

August 21st, 2014 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

Engineering students design a bike that cannot be stolen. Three engineering students at Chile’s University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than a novel idea, Project Yerka solves a very common problem. This innovative cycle will be a game changer.  (Videos)  

Bike sales have outpaced car sales in almost every European country

October 30th, 2013 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

A bicyclist in Pescara, Italy. Bicycle are outsold new-cars last year in every one of the European countries, except Belgium and Luxembourg. Car sales reached a low point earlier this year. Recent data shows car sales were recovering. The Millennial generation is more interested in bikes than in cars.    

Copenhagen Wheel will make your bike faster, smarter, and connected

October 25th, 2013 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

Copenhagen Wheel An MIT SENSEable City Lab  team has developed technology called the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data.    

BitLock – a keyless bike lock connects to your phone via Bluetooth

October 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

BitLock BitLock, a keyless bike lock, is a U-lock that can be opened electronically by an iPhone or Android app. With that electronic aspect comes other features, such as a GPS tracker and a fitness tracker that can record miles biked, calories burned, and CO2 emissions avoided. Whoever has admin-like status can grant or revoke […]

Eco-cycle is an automated bike parking system

September 24th, 2013 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

Many urban cites don’t have enough street space for setting up proper bike storage infrastructure.  The problem of overcrowding and illegal parking can cause potential hazards for emergency situations and general pedestrian navigation. In Japan, an earthquake-resistant underground bike parking system has been developed by Giken to help resolve the issue, approaching the situation through […]

Protected bike lanes are safer than just paint: Study

October 29th, 2012 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

Protected bike paths are safer. Researchers have found that bike lanes separated by planters, posts or parked cars aren’t just more popular and less stressful than bike lanes or back-road bike routes, an important new study shows. They’re safer – far safer.    

Cardboard bicycle can change transportation habits around the world

October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 am » Comments (0)

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni holds his cardboard bicycle Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor, says that a bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa.    

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