Suggestion box: if you were in charge of locating a new bicycle rack, where
would you situate it ?
- at the shopping center
- near the existing ones at the public library
- inside a covered parking lot
- next to an existing bike rack somewhere
- in the parking lot behind CVS
- near Palmer Square
- on the sidewalk (or on the pavement) on Nassau St.
Please send your suggestion(s) either to me, or to "firstname.lastname@example.org". Thanks.
Techno-trends: The bike light that can reveal potholes: Grid projected onto road can help
cyclists avoid crashes
Engineers from Sichuan University (in China) have designed an LED projector
that can be fitted to bicycles and help cyclists see the road ahead more effectively
at night. Lumigrids projects square grids onto the ground in front of the bike.
As the road surface changes, the grid bends, curves and changes shape to
highlight the potential hazards ahead. Read the entire news article here.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials [...] has created a new online
Bicycling Map and Resource Guide that indicates the suitability of state highways
and county roads for bicycling, and announced the availability of digital bike tours that
bicyclists can download to their smart phones to track their location and progress along
"Bicycling is gaining in popularity as a form of recreation, physical fitness and as an alternate travel model for commuters," said NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson. "We hope these maps and tour routes help residents and visitors discover the wonderful bicycling opportunities that exist in every New Jersey county."
Read the original press release here. The Princeton area is in the "Northern" map,
a downloadable PDF (big file) available here (an easy-to-view excerpt is here).
NJDOT has also made available digital versions of its previously published
18 geographically diverse tour guides. You can find find these routes here.
For example, roads labeled "LCB" on the online Bicycling Map are part
of the "Last Covered Bridge" tour, a scenic loop with start/end in Princeton.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Unchained - The Art of the Bicycle
Exhibit Dates: May 11 - June 13, 2013
Reception Date: This Saturday! May 11, 2013 6-8pm
Artworks is kick'n up the RPM's with a bicycle themed art exhibit celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution's 17th Annual Bike Tour. An exploration into the intersection of Art and Bike Culture, from depictions of bicycles and bike culture to objects made of bicycles.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saturday May 4 - Bike for the Bridge. A charity ride to benefit The Bridge Academy. Featuring guest rider: Charlie Plaskon, legally blind, Ironman triathlon athlete. Come ride with this amazing man and help support the students at The Bridge Academy of NJ.
Sunday May 19 - The Student Movement Against Cancer club, SMAC, at Hopewell Valley
Central High School in Pennington, New Jersey, will be holding its 4th annual Bike Tour on
May 19th. Registration for the event will be between 8 am and 9 am in the Senior Lot of the
high school on the day of the ride. The high school is located at 259 Pennington-Titusville
Road Pennington NJ 08534, and the senior lot is behind the school off of Timberlane Drive.
Suggested donation for the ride is $20, and all money goes towards helping local families
affected by cancer. Food and water is supplied and there are rest stations every 15 miles
of the ride. There are 3 different courses, a 15 mile, a 30 mile, and a 45 mile.
Saturday May 25 - The tenth annual West Windsor BikeFest, or "Whirr of the Wheels"
The West Windsor BikeFest includes four rides of varying lengths ranging from a
family fun ride, which is a 1 mile circuit in the park for young children, to a 40 mile
ride for more experienced riders. All rides start and end at West Windsor's
Community Park and include t-shirts, lunch and a DJ afterwards.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Amsterdam again has the highest ranking, with a score of 83. Increasing the
number of cities under consideration from 80 to 150 has led to the US leaders
(Portland, San Francisco, New York) getting bumped out of the Index top 20.
1. Amsterdam 83
2. Copenhagen 82
3. Utrecht 77
4. Seville, Bordeaux 76
5. Nantes, Antwerp 72
6. Eindhoven 66
7. Malmö 63
8. Berlin 62
9. Dublin 60
10. Tokyo 59
11. Munich, Montreal 58
11. Nagoya 58
12. Rio 56
13. Barcelona, Budapest 55
14. Paris, Hamburg 54
For the gory details details, click here, here, or here.
Some upcoming events:
during Natiomnal Bike Month.
"We will reward one bicyclist each week by choosing a random
street corner, day, and time and then handing a packet of gift
certificates to the first bicyclist who rides past."
The Bridge Academy is organizing a ride with start/end
at Rosedale Park (Hopewell Township) on Saturday May 4.
Details can be found in their flyer, which is online here.