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Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »

A teaser video for … a new bike lock?

Kryptonite released this video about a new “Messenger Collection” of bike locks designed with input from New York bike couriers. I initially ignored the video because “Collection” almost sounds like a stylistic change. I like Kryptonite’s colored sleeves for their u-locks, but producing this pre-announce video two months before product launch probably signals something a read more »

Gadgets and new cyclists

I am a long time avid cyclist. I presume to know what’s best for you. We mock those who don’t obey the Rules. You must wear the right clothing and wear the right shoes, ride the right bike, and don the correct helmet. We’ll even mock your choice of handlebars.

Bike news

Los Angeles Mayor selects bona fide San Francisco bike hippie Seleta Reynolds to run the Department of Transportation in California’s largest city. More bicycle news and links below the photo of people riding bikes in California’s third largest city.

A new paradigm in transportation planning?

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) plans for future BART currently include an extension to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. Is this an appropriate use of transportation dollars?

See NTS Works new ebike at tonight’s Santa Cruz Tech Meetup

NTS Works in Santa Cruz gave me a shot at trying their new “Fat Free” ebike a few weeks ago. NTS Works found Neal Saiki will discuss the features of this machine at tonight’s Santa Cruz Tech Meetup, which takes place at the Cruzio Green Building on Cedar Street beginning at 6 PM. Before Neal read more »