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Friday, January 8, 2016

Bike Centennial video

Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. @WashingtonPost @bikesnobnyc

A bike lane, where — if you’re lucky — a car won’t try to hit you. Probably. (Matt McClain for The Washington Post)
About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick:
It stole the public roadways from us.
See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model T. Suddenly there were automobiles all over the place, and by the end of the 1920s, cars (or, more accurately, their drivers) had killed more than 200,000 people.
We clung to our humanity, though. Cities called for stricter traffic laws and better enforcement. The auto industry responded by mounting a propaganda war masked as a safety campaign. One of their most successful salvos was inventing the concept of the “jaywalker,” which effectively robbed us of our right of way. (You can read more about all this here.)

How To: Go Bicycle Touring with a Basket @pathlesspedaled

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hope Pro 4: Adam Brayton RAW

Hope Pro 4: Adam Brayton RAW from hopetech on Vimeo.

Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway #RoadsLikeThese @TravelOregon @pathlesspedaled

A Wild and Scenic river, lush cranberry bogs, towering basalt sea stacks and vast ocean views await riders on the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. The 61-mile ride is anchored in the quaint fishing hamlet of Port Orford, the oldest town on the Oregon coast. Here you can count on a great cup of coffee, and you’ll find quiet, locally owned hotels and eclectic art galleries.

Heads Up with Garmin Varia Vision @Garmin

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

This Woman Built 400 Miles of Bike Lanes in New York City @bicyclingmag

Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan sits at a table in the Times Square pedestrian plaza she helped create.
From 2007 to 2013, Janette Sadik-Khan oversaw a dramatic transformation of New York City’s Department of Transportation organized with bikes in mind. She turned part of Times Square into a pedestrian oasis (one of 60 similar street plazas throughout the city); installed more than 35 miles of protected bike lanes (accounting for over a third of the protected lane miles installed nationwide between 2008 and 2013); and oversaw the introduction of the wildly successful CitiBike bikesharing program (43 million miles pedaled and counting), in the process becoming an internationally recognized transportation expert.
Now a principal with Bloomberg Associates, Sadik-Khan assists cities worldwide with their own transportation programs. Bikes often play prominently in these consulting sessions; her thoughts on improving bike infrastructure have culminated in her book StreetFight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, which comes out in March.