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Bike News Roundup: Burning Man on a bike

It’s that time of the week: Stop what you’re working on, it’s time for the Thursday Wage Theft Bike News Roundup!

In honor of Burning Man this week, here’s a video from 2006 of a burning man on a bike:

Elly Blue, who has been doing the Monday Roundup over at Bike Portland (which, combined with the Seattle Transit Blog, inspired this roundup feature), published her last roundup for the site this week. She has been writing amazing stuff for Grist and on her blog, and now she’s touring the country for a little bit meeting with folks making the bicycle economy work in their own towns.

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Are skinny tires dangerous? (I think mountain bikes are one of the best ways to learn urban biking in hilly Seattle. Low gears, fat tires and it’s easy to find them for cheap)

During the strange commute after last week’s east coast earthquake, DC’s bike share network was indispensable (here’s another take), getting three times as many uses as the day before.

Speaking of bike share, a yellow bike project started in Tenino in May is still going well. And even if they do get stolen or vandalized, as has happened with similar projects elsewhere, the creator views it as an art project as much as one for transportation.

A guide to bike sharing for tourists.

In New York, your apartment building better have good bike parking.

A quick comparison of locations where photos were taken in San Francisco compared to the average speed of vehicles in those locations found the most appealing speed is somewhere around nine miles per hour (bother higher and lower speed areas saw fewer photos, with the exception of the Golden Gate Bridge).

A self-inflating bike tire.

The under-construction Bullit Center at 15th and Madison only has parking for bicycles.

Velobusdriver finds the Seattle Weekly very useful.

More than you ever wanted to know about packing while biking.

Driving is for middle-aged people.

If these idiots would just take the bus, I could be home by now.

Winning (sort of?) the fight for more traffic calming one pedestrian signal button push at a time.

Cops don’t have to worry about forgetting a bike lock.

This old footage of people “klunking” is awesome.

A pedal-equipped school bus for day car centers (that’s one way to get them to settle down for nap time).

If you drive you make birds less sexy.

A mother in Tennessee has been threatened with child neglect charges for allowing her ten-year-old child to ride her bike to school.

Here’s how much space you actually have in a five-foot bike lane. They were great to get us started, but it’s time to start building more modern, safer facilities.

The Ginger Ninjas, who helped get the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival going, need some help finishing what sounds like a great film.

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One response to “Bike News Roundup: Burning Man on a bike”

  1. Gary

    You can rent the whole Klunkerz from Netflix. It’s fun if a little repetitive. It also shows what an evil company Specialized is.


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