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The City That Never Walks


By ROBERT SULLIVAN - The New York Times

FOR the past two decades, New York has been an inspiration to other American cities looking to revive themselves. Yes, New York had a lot of crime, but somehow it also still had neighborhoods, and a core that had never been completely abandoned to the car. Lately, though, as far as pedestrian issues go, New York is acting more like the rest of America, and the rest of America is acting more like the once-inspiring New York.
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And yet, here in New York, we even have the debate over bicycle traffic backwards. We focus on drivers

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NJ trying to ban cycling and talking on a cell phone


Engadget Mobile, an online blog devoted to cellphones is running a piece about New Jersey trying to pass a bill that will ban cycling and talking on the cell phone

Having been caught a couple time with my cell phone going off I while biking I have to say that riding one handed, navigating pot holes and talking is almost impossible and could be a danger to other people. Let us know what you think?

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Key in; ignition on; brain off!


Angela Atwood-Moore response on MoBike forum:

"Some" motorists turn off their brains when driving? I would say "most" and even that is generous! And the real problem with these over-speed passes is that in my experience, they usually occur before the driver intends to cross railroad tracks, go down a hill with speed bumps, roll through a residential street/neighborhood, make a right hand turn in front of me, or before we both have to stop at a red light/stop-sign: making all these types of over-speed passes COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY!Key in; ignition on; brain off!

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The New Woman: Annie Londonderry Kopchovksy


<img width="88" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20070107175845417_1.gif" alt="">Did you know that the first woman to cycle around the world was a Jewish mother from Boston?

... packing only a change of underwear and a pearl-handled revolver, Annie Londonderry

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Bike give away to kids in Iowa


By Hieu Pham
Iowa City Press Citizen

What makes for a better Christmas present than a shiny, brand new bike?

This year, the Bicyclists of Iowa City have collaborated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County to give away $1,000 worth of free bikes to children just before Christmas.

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Cycling Version - Twas the Night Before Christmas


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the garage
not a car to be seen, not even a Dodge.
The tools were all placed on the table with care,
in case they be needed to perform a repair.

The bikes were nestled all snug in their stands,
with remnants of touring from choice far-off lands.
And Mama in her spandex, and I in my tights,
had just finished stretching and grabbing quick bites

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Pedal Pushers


Fair- and foul-weather cities alike are gearing up to make it safer and easier for commuters to bicycle to work.

By ZACH PATTON - Governing

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Given that a very small percentage of Americans rely on bicycles to commute to work

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