Bike News Roundup: The world’s biggest city has few bike lanes, yet people bike a lot anyway

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a glance at some of the bikeish stuff floating around the web.

First up! Lots of people in the world’s most populous city bike despite few bike lanes:

The Gaman Spirit: Why Cycling Works in Tokyo from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

Pacific Northwest News

Halftime Show! How New York City is revolutionizing life and travel on Queens Boulevard first with low-cost changes, then with major investment:

The Transformation of Queens Boulevard, Block By Block from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

National & Global News

This is an open thread. What’s up?

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6 Responses to Bike News Roundup: The world’s biggest city has few bike lanes, yet people bike a lot anyway

  1. Phil says:

    Gotta love those “divisive, bold changes…”

  2. Al Dimond says:

    The RNC patrol bikes article often uses the phrase “volcanic bike” without capitalizing the brand name. I’m not sure whether to picture a police bike being grunted up to the mouth of Mordor or being ejected from it!

    • Charles says:

      If it’s seattle bike cops, they’re leaned up against the wall outside of the coffee shop at the base of mordor, waiting to get loaded into a van for the long trip home.

  3. AW says:

    Thank you Tom for digging up the video of Tokyo. I was just in Tokyo at the end of January and did see a fair number of bikes even in the cold weather. The video missed a very important thing that makes cycling feasible, most likely because they take it for granted – lack of bike theft. The only locks I saw were the rings mounted above the rear wheel and keep the rear wheel from turning. In the downtown area, I also saw bike parking stations that look like proto stations. You put your bike in and then there is a clip around your front wheel. But the clip is there to be sure you pay when you come back to get your bike.

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