Santa Clara green lanes, Melbourne commuter challenge, and the lingering scent of bike saddles

City of Santa Clara CA is painting new buffered green lanes on Calabazas Boulevard. Photo from Ron.

Green bike lanes Calabazas Boulevard Santa Clara CA

More Bicycle News

Commuter challenge: Australian video producer Tim Goldby bikes past 589 cars during his commute. He makes the important point that “contrary to what a lot of people think [more bikes on the road] would actually reduce the pressure on a lot of our roads.” I might have to try this on San Jose 1st Street or San Tomas Expressway and count how many cars I can pass.

Trek Bicycle announces “Game Changers”, an dinteresting local advocacy effort. Each year, the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community team will work with 100 Trek retailers to craft a plan to make that retailer’s community more bicycle friendly.

Strava is ruining group rides, says geographer Dr Paul Barratt of Staffordshire University.

Fascinating project: Hextube bamboo composite from the rural south.

You know how some people use their helmet strap to secure their bike to a post? Today at Eurobike, Lazer Helmet announced this cute lock that attaches to your helmet strap clip. Maybe not helpful in any city with a bike theft problem, but perhaps useful when you stop for a drink or snack in the ‘burbs. Lazer’s marketing suggests this is to secure the helmet itself, not the bike, which should have its own lock.

Lazer Helmet Cappucino Lock

Review for the Light & Motion Taz 1000.

San Fernando Valley bicycle safety meeting with the LAPD.

This is sick and bizarre:

Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a man for stealing three seats from women’s electric bicycles. After searching Kondo’s home, they uncovered a further 200 seats.

Joji Kondo admitted to the crimes saying “I wanted to smell the lingering scent of a woman.” MSN News Japan reported the 35-year-old as saying “I like the texture of the leather and the smell it has. I would lick it and sniff it.”

From Japan Today: Man arrested for stealing 200 bicycle seats for their ‘scent of a woman’.


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