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The Crazy Tech Copenhagen Uses To Make Itself A Biker's Wonderland

Copenhagen has become a place that’s globally synonymous with great cycling culture. Yet the city is not coasting on its laurels, it’s always introducing new features, from gorgeous new bridges to street-embedded lighting. Here’s a video tour of all the city’s newest biking innovations.


7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.


How More Bike Parking Could Make Cities Better For Everyone

Car parking remains a major part of our economy, and it is easy to realise why its availability and low price are clung to so fiercely. Parking allows access for customers to stores, employees to work, entrepreneurs to meetings, tourists to places where they can deposit all their money, the needy to services, residents to their homes. Because of this, it’s harder to see that the costs are so high that they outweigh all economic benefits provided.


Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon’s bio on the NPR website describes him as “one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters,” and it’s tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon’s credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows himself to be all the things you want a radio host to be: thoughtful, avuncular, well-informed, and above all, smart.


Why Don't More Cities Have E-Bike Shares?

This week, Madrid became the first European city to launch a fully electric bike share system for its residents. It works just like a regular bike share, but better: an electric motor kicks in to help with pedalling, and most importantly it give you an extra push up hills. Why isn’t this standard for bike shares everywhere?


Dad Invents Kid's Seat For Bike Shares, Promptly Gets Cease And Desist

There are many perks to bike shares, but there’s a distinct advantage for the entrepreneurially minded: you’re not allowed to make the bike better. Not by giving it an electric motor. Not by adding a seat to take your kid to school. Nope, nope, nope. Should bike shares really be keeping such a tight reign on their bikes?


How To Choose The Right Bike For You

What kind of bike do you need? The short answer is: Any kind. It doesn’t matter, so long as you can ride it. The longer answer is: You need a bike that fits you, that can be kept in good repair, that is suited to your life and the terrain you’ll be cycling over, and that is fun to ride.


Google Maps Now Shows How Steep Your Bike Route Is In Australia

Bike directions are an amazing feature of Google Maps, but if you don’t know the landscape, you might find yourself pedaling up some steep hills. No longer. Google is now providing elevation info so you can avoid, or seek (you beast), those inclines.


This Convertible Bike Bag Will Save You From A Sweaty Back

Biking is great. So great! But if you’re wearing a bag across your back, you are going to get sweaty, because you’re human and we’re all pretty gross. If you’re not ready to commit to installing a rack to carry your stuff, this Barrel Bag from our outdoorsy pals at Alite will be a cool fix when you’re on the road.


NYC Cyclist Arrested For Trying To Film A Cop With His Phone

When 24-year-old Brooklyn resident Will Paybarah was stopped by police for running a red light on his bike on March 20, he was expecting a ticket or possibly just a warning — until he took out his phone. “When I tried to record my interaction with the officer I was arrested… in 10 seconds flat,” he tells Gothamist.


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