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Business travel and bicycles

A little birdy told me that the New York Times may publish an article about business travel and bicycles next Tuesday. The article may or may not quote me. But it’s a perfect lead in to Bike Hugger’s experiences with travel and bikes. They use S&S Couplers so full sized bikes can be broken down read more »

Silicon Valley traffic, trail and trees report

You’ve all seen complaints about the traffic hazard created by cyclists, with some experts even claiming that bicycles are the single most dangerous element on the roads today. Bikes mow down pedestrians with impunity and cause thousands of traffic accidents on a daily basis. Here’s a case in point:

Crisis management and the power of a headline

For years, Specialized Bicycles has sent cease and desist letters to any and all in the bicycle business using names that Specialized’s legal research team feels can dilute their brands. In 2006, Mountains Cycles of Portland, OR locked horns with Specialized over Mountain Cycles’ use of “Stumptown” for their cyclocross bike. Although Stumptown is a read more »

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay

[Paradoxically, this is an ad] Author Yves Engler will be in California from June 12 to June 19 promoting his new book written with Bianca Mugyenyi. Stop Signs focuses on how cities have been remade based on the needs of automotive transportation. The book’s thesis is that the American obsession with cars is linked to read more »

Mayors on bicycles

Happy Hump Day. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fell off of his bike and broke his elbow after a cab driver pulled out abruptly in front of His Honor the other week. The Mayor is now calling for a city Bike Summit to improve the city’s bike safety record. In other news, Vancouver BC Mayor read more »

California Highway Safety Plan

State transportation departments are required by Federal law to have a “Strategic Highway Safety Plan” (SHSP) as part of an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. California¬† includes bicycle safety a segment of overall traffic safety in the state SHSP.¬†¬† Earlier this week, Caltrans updated their internal Information and Talking read more »