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Google’s bike vision for Silicon Valley

A vision for Silicon Valley as a bicycle Shangri La Nine percent of employees who work at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California currently bike to work. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has reportedly told shareholders that he is “annoyed” at having to pay $40,000 for each parking space. To that end, his company’s transportation planners read more »

App sync with National Bike Challenge?

The Kimberly-Clark National Bike Challenge now supports syncing with Strava in addition to Endomondo, MapMyRide, and Moves. You log your miles to one of these popular activity tracking applications, and I think it’s supposed to automatically upload your activity to your National Bike Challenge account. Except for me, it doesn’t seem to work. I linked read more »

Parking database challenges residential parking requirements

Happy Monday, and I hope you enjoyed your lost hour of sleep. Last weekend, I attended a presentation by GreenTRIP Policy Analyst Jennifer West at the TransForm California’s wonky Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit. West described how the GreenTRIP Parking Database challenges assumptions about parking requirements for residential developments in the San read more »

Bicycle travel reimbursement?

Does your employer or government agency offer reimbursement for work-related travel on a bicycle? View image | gettyimages.com

What happens if U.S. Customs finds plastic explosives in your bike helmet?

I’ve wondered about the economics of online cheap bike sales. At bicycle trade shows I often run into very enthusiastic young people who borrowed $20,000 from the parents to become an Internet sales entrepreneur. They go to Alibaba.com and buy a container load of these bikes for about $50 each from a company like Hangzhou read more »

I’m the weirdo with the camera

An animated Lego mountain bike adventure, in case you missed this over the weekend. It’s pretty funny because it pokes fun at people like me who shoot photos of people like you. I don’t usually shoot photos of people catching big air on their bikes, but when I do they turn out like this.