- 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
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