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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.    

Bowerbags are like 7 backpacks in 1

October 1st, 2012 at 9:18 am » Comments (0)

 The World’s Greatest Backpack: Bowerbags A BowerBag is a messenger bag that transforms into a backpack if you need more space, and then into a saddle bag if you don’t want to carry anything at all. You can just strap it to your bike or motorcycle and carry everything from an I-pod to an elephant!. Bowerbags […]

Bicycle buses let Dutch kids pedal together to school

March 7th, 2012 at 10:13 pm » Comments (0)

A little more in back! It’s been said that the most important lessons in life are not learned in the classroom, and perhaps in no place is that more true than in the Netherlands where the act of heading to school is itself so enriching. In an age of rising gas prices and skyrocketing cases […]

Taga transforms from bike to stroller in 20 seconds

February 25th, 2012 at 12:34 pm » Comments (0)

Taga Cycling parents usually have to give up their two-wheelers when their first baby arrives, but the Taga could change all that – it’s a a bike that doubles as a stroller! The multitasking bike can be easily switched from a bicycle to a stroller in 20 seconds flat. Designed so that the child is […]

Compact foldable bike helmet

February 6th, 2012 at 12:52 pm » Comments (0)

Overade foldable bike helmet Cycling is undoubtedly fun and a great way to keep fit, but we all know it can be dangerous if you don’t take safety precautions — yet so many cyclists still don’t wear their helmets! A common excuse cyclists use is that they are such a pain to carry around, but perhaps […]

A new cycling superhighway. Not in the U.S.A.

January 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm » Comments (0)

Cycling transportation gets a boost in Sweden. If you want to find an unassuming place where bicycling is a way of life and nobody makes a big deal about it, head south. The south of Sweden, that is, where the small university town of Lund has a big bicycle habit. They just don’t advertise it. In Lund, […]

A futuristic bicycle that has the power to read your mind

December 3rd, 2011 at 1:49 pm » Comments (0)

With a new concept bike from Parlee Cycles and Toyota “it’s just like riding a bike” takes on a whole new meaning.  The concept bike isn’t like all the others: It possesses the power to read your mind.  

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