- Bikes are playing a vital role in Japan as power outages, scarce gas and devastated infrastructure make it extremely difficult for people to get around by anything other than human power. @tokyobybike has been providing updates on Twitter. Others writing about the subject: Copenhagenize, Grist, and TIME Magazine. If you are following anyone else, provide links in the comments below.
- In related news, Giant Bicycles is having trouble keeping up with Japanese demand for bikes and anticipates disruptions in bike supply
- But in the midst of all the sorrow in Japan, happy news from that city in Oregon people talk about a lot: Jonathan at Bike Portland has a new child, and he’s super adorable. Congratulations!
- Speaking of Portland, this bike lock must have been so strong that thieves decided it would be easier to saw through the PBOT bike rack instead
- This infographic shows how quickly new cars depreciate in value. Gee, if you include this in your calculations (which you must), driving sure is expensive.
- Cascade’s John Mauro takes DC’s Capital Bikeshare for a spin
- A Christian group in Branson, Missouri, called Jesus Was Homeless is providing free bicycles for the homeless
- GM Nameplate, the company that said the road diet on Nickerson would force them to leave Seattle, is staying after all. So much for a jobs exodus…
- Fifteen women who rule the biking world
- Farmers in rural Fresno County in California are upset about a proposed bike path. Their argument: Pesticides.
- Momentum Magazine has a great photo gallery from the Seattle Bike Expo.
- My partner Kelli from Yoga for Bikers has a new video demonstrating Stoplight Yoga: Yoga you can do on your bike to warm up or while waiting for a drawbridge/long stoplight
- Got a tip? Email: Tom@SeattleBikeBlog.com
From our Bike Events CalendarFeb28Tue5:30 pm Major Taylor Project Maintenance... @ Cascade Bicycle ClubMajor Taylor Project Maintenance... @ Cascade Bicycle ClubFeb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pmThe Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club. We work with schools in diverse communities to promote bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness, and the importance of working … Continue reading →6:00 pm #Fix65th SDOT Open House#Fix65th SDOT Open HouseFeb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmYOU’RE INVITED: NE 65th St Vision Zero Project & Neighborhood Transportation Forum NE 65th St is an arterial street that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. Since 2012, there have been 3 fatalities, 1 serious injury, and 231 collisions … Continue reading →6:30 pm Queen Anne Greenways monthly mee...Queen Anne Greenways monthly mee...Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmQACC Room #1 PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING: ~Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30-7:45 PM ~Room 1, Queen Anne Community Center (QACC) at 6:30 pm: A follow-up with Gina Saxby of the QACC on Playstreet 2016 that we ran last … Continue reading →Mar1Wed5:00 pm Basic Bike Network + One Center ... @ Elephant and CastleBasic Bike Network + One Center ... @ Elephant and CastleMar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmDetails from Cascade Bicycle Club (RSVP): The One Center City (OCC) plan is a centerstone for how transportation to, from and within the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods will take shape — both in the long-term, and even the next couple … Continue reading →6:00 pm Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M... @ Seattle Municipal Tower room 4050Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M... @ Seattle Municipal Tower room 4050Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmhttp://www.seattle.gov/sbab/ Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board now meets in Seattle Municipal Tower room 4050, usually. Could the listing just take people to SBAB’s website instead of naming the location? Several people have gone to City Hall for meetings over the last … Continue reading →
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