Thursday, January 28, 2016

NYT article about pedestrians, sidewalks and slush, by Tom Vanderbilt

From Tom Vanderbilt, author of "How We Drive" and the upcoming "You May Also Like",
about personal taste, recommendation systems and such.

From his website, an article about getting a bike built by 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn,
where they specialize in "collaborative builds".

Friday, January 22, 2016

articles about sharrows

Sharrows: the consolation prize of bike infrastructure. 
Dick van Veen, a Dutch bike engineer who is currently working in Ottawa, says cyclists often ask 
him about this symbolic gesture toward bike safety. He says in America, sharrows are often painted 
on an otherwise inhospitable road. The Dutch use them too, but they have a very different approach,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

news from Portland re: Velvet Goldmine

"For many years now, David Bowie and his music have loomed largely in Portland's bike scene 
thanks to the annual Bowie vs. Prince bike ride. 

The ride happens each year in June during Pedalpalooza. Hundreds of people show up in 
elaborate costumes and make-up — some drawing inspiration from Prince, others from Bowie. 

The two "sides" start separately and then meet-up for a huge dance party in the street fueled by 
free spirits and loud mobile sound systems."

article about Bike Master Plan in The Daily Princetonian