Bicycles in the news

MAKE looks at the amazing Monkey Electric LED lights. Use the coupon code “BIKECULT” for 25% off when you order these from Monkey Electric. I got a set and they are very colorful and amazingly bright, even during the day in the shade or overcast conditions.

The San Francisco Bay Guardian published several bicycling stories in its Bike Issue this week.

The San Francisco MTA is holding meetings to update the community on the city’s progress with the Bike Plan.

Women’s liberation arrived on bicycle.

Alderwoman from St. Loius suburb rides a bike and is assaulted by passing motorist.

More below this photo by Mark Stosberg.

James reflects on reflective parts on bikes and accessories. And New Hampshire passed a new law last week that, among other things, mandates reflective clothing for night cyclists.

The Spokesmen podcast talks about National Bike Month and Masiguy’s crash.

Bike boxes in Brooklyn.

Cozy Beehive: Cardboard Bicycle.

Another bicycle blog: Eco Velo.

Jim Westhouse’s solar powered trikes.

Very cool SHARE THE ROAD: SAME ROAD, SAME RULES, SAME RIGHTS bus wrap advertisement on Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses. Via Sue.

On the streets of New York City, we see that Specialized has licensed its Langster New York City design to sweaters.

None of the janitors showed up at work today. I’ve gotten to know a few of them and practice my Spanish and I’ve seen their pay stubs which, frankly, are the pits. One guy I know has worked for the same company for 16 years and makes just a hair over minimum wage.

~ I’m sure that’s enough for now, folks!


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