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Who pays more for roads, bikes or cars?
October 4, 2010

The facts are clear: People who don’t drive much — including most true bike zealots — significantly subsidize those who drive a lot. And in any kilometre-by-kilometre comparison of city residents who travel exclusively by one mode or the other, drivers tend to pay less than their real costs, while riders pay more.

via Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?.

Key point are these “real costs” since cars and car infrastructure cost cities far more than anything produce by and for cycles.


Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home!
September 21, 2010

I like the beginning with the transforming Power Ranger-esque bit.

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home video | On Our Own Two Wheels.

Taking the Lane
August 23, 2010

My friend and co-member of the Bike Farm here in Portland, OR, has a blog which I get behind. Particularly this bit from his manifesto:

we need to get to a place where motorists are the secondary, not the primary, users of public space. BTA is not going to get us there, because they do not see that as the goal. and of course PBoT is not going to get us there unless there is pressure from the grassroots. so what is needed is an edgier, angrier voice for bicyclists and pedestrians, a bad cop to BTA’s good cop.

Sounds familiar, eh?

Same number of people…
April 1, 2009

(via Carfree USA)

A Decidedly Dim View of Electric Vehicles
February 20, 2009

We became a nation of overfed clowns who believed that it was possible to get something for nothing, who ravaged the landscape in an orgy of wanton carelessness, who believed they were entitled to lives of everlasting comfort and convenience, no matter what, and expected the rest of the world to pay for it. We even elected a vice-president who declared that this American way of life was non-negotiable.


“Because electricity comes from magic!”

Consumer Reports Survey Shows 58% of Americans Never Wear a Bicycle Helmet
January 26, 2009

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety that shows that 92% of cyclists killed in 2007 were not wearing a helmet. Does that mean that a helmet would have saved those lives?

via Urban Velo.

Steampunk Recumbent
November 16, 2008

Still a recumbent.

via The Brass Lion – Steampunk Recumbent | The Steampunk Workshop

The most popular vehicle today is the bicycle
October 25, 2008

The most popular vehicle today is the bicycle

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Congestion Parking in San Francisco
October 22, 2008

Under this plan, curbside parking is based on fair market prices.

via Carfree USA Blog: Congestion Parking in San Francisco

Could be interesting

Yes, but do chicks dig it?
October 18, 2008

Smart, but will it get you laid?

FFFFOUND! | New electric vehicle with an unusual form factor