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A bike boulevard, Google bike directions, and an unnecessary detour

America’s first bicycle boulevard along Bryant Avenue in Palo Alto features a number of intersections that restrict motor vehicles but allow bicycles and pedestrians to pass through unhindered. Major intersections, such as the one with Embarcadero, look like this, where cars and trucks must turn right, but bikes can continue through. Here’s the Google Streetview read more »

What is the #bikecommutercabal?

A couple of Fridays ago, a loose confederation of cyclists worked to game Google’s social media site and get the hashtag ‘#purple’ trending. Today, we’re using our mad skills for a better purpose: we want to encourage cycling for transportation by promiting our secret handshake: the hashtag #bikecommutercabal.  Here’s how you can help.

Google Maps bike directions now in UK, Europe and Australia

Bicycle directions now available for Google Maps in the United Kingdom, bicycle map data available in Europe & Australia.

Bicycle Graph

Here are a set of four mathematical functions that, when graphed, create a picture of a bicycle. With an update giving a new, improved visualization that includes the seatstays.

Eric Schmidt rides a bicycle

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is seen riding one of Google’s inter-office campus bikes.

Sergey Brin rides an Elliptigo

Sergey Brin, the billionaire co-founder of Google, rides a rolling elliptical exercise machine.