Archive | bicycles

Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal

On February 28, 25-year-old bike messenger Aurilla Lawrence was killed by a truck driver in Brooklyn. After killing her, the truck driver did not stop. Following a familiar pattern whenever a cyclist is killed by a driver, the NYPD rushed to make excuses for the driver, hypothesizing the driver didn’t stop because…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Lyft Yanks 1,000 Electric Bikes in San Francisco After Two Battery Fires

Lyft has yanked over a thousand electric bikes from rental availability in San Francisco after at least two e-bikes experienced battery fires in the past few days, according to the San Francisco Examiner.Read more… Continue Reading at

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How to Clip In Your Cycling Shoes Like a Pro

I know I’m not the only one with this problem. The first time I tried a cycling class, the instructor helped me get my feet, clad in borrowed cycling shoes, attached to the pedals. The second time, I was on my own, and spent two full songs smushing my feet against the pedals in the […]

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Remove the Pedals When Teaching Kids to Ride a Bike

The traditional method of teaching children how to ride a bike is to wait until they’ve mastered the art of cruising with training wheels, and then suddenly strip that sense of security away while Mom grabs the camcorder and captures the big moment on video. It worked for most of us—our knees may have been […]

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Tell Us Your Questions for the Bike Snob 

This week on The Upgrade, we’re taking on urban biking in all its glory and ridiculousness. Our guests are Bike Snob NYC and Brooklyn Spoke, two of today’s most fascinating and outspoken voices on cycling culture. We’re excited to talk with them about the best commuter bikes, if and how cities can get to Vision […]

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Watch a Madman Ride a Bike Packed With 1,000 Exploding Rockets

Riding a bike without a helmet or other protective gear is already a risky idea. But climbing aboard a custom-built bike packed with 1,000 rockets while you’re protected by nothing but a fireproof slab of foam strapped to your back is risk on a whole other level—even if you’re a semi-pro mad scientist like Colin […]

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