Bike Blogs


New measures reflect the place riding a bike has taken in our lives during the coronavirus crisis – but do they go far enough?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSaturday's announcement of extra funds for walking and cycling was a rare example of political focus on sustainable travel. Could [...]
Mon, May 11, 2020
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
As lockdown eases, travelling by bike will be a safe, healthy and potentially addictive optionThere are many reasons you might want to think about cycling for commuting or other transport when the coronavirus lockdown starts to ease, particularly if you live in a city.With physical distancing remaining in place for [...]
Fri, May 08, 2020
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Having not been in the saddle for 15 years, Toby Chasseaud overcomes his nerves to beat the travel shutdownLike many Londoners, the majority of my journeys over the past 13 years have been underground. I last cycled, briefly, in Brighton in 2005 and found even that short spell somewhat nerve-racking, [...]
Thu, Apr 09, 2020
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Bikes allows people to maintain isolation but provide important respite from being indoorsIt's an increasingly urgent question for those who still have to travel into work, or to collect supplies or visit vulnerable people – how can you get around without contracting – or spreading – the coronavirus? One answer [...]
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Riding is way of thumbing the nose at occupation and connecting with the land Are you annoyed by the anti-motorcycle barriers or speed bumps on your local bike path? Spare a thought for Palestinian bicycle advocates. According to the UN, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank imposes 705 obstacles [...]
Tue, Mar 10, 2020
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Copenhagenize Design Co. - Bike Parking at Central Station
For all of Copenhagen's badassness as a bicycle city, there remains one thing that the City still completely sucks at. Bicycle parking at train stations. At Copenhagen Central Station there are only about 1000 bike parking spots. Danish State Railways can't even tell us how many spots they have. They're [...]
Fri, Nov 22, 2019
Source: Copenhagenize
TIME bike vs. future metro - copie copie
Originally published on April 4, 2014Like anyone interested in city life, we like to keep our eyes on the street life of our city. Currently however, the City of Copenhagen is planning to take some away from the street, by forcing people underground, with the 'M3 Cityringen' expansion of [...]
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
Source: Copenhagenize
The August 30th 2019 NYC Critical Mass, was attended by approximately 150-200 or more cyclists according to an anonymous source. The next Critical Mass bike ride is scheduled for Friday 9/27/2019, Union Square North, at 7 pm, according to this facebook event. Here are some images, and video culled from social media, [...]
Mon, Sep 02, 2019
Source: Bike Blog NYC
It appeared between 200 to 300 cyclists attended last night's Critical Mass for Safer Streets, without incident, and was completely unharassed by the NYPD, or any other government agency, for the entire 9 mile, 2 hour ride. Probably the first time, a Critical Mass ride of this size, went [...]
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
Source: Bike Blog NYC
Tokyo was recently ranked 16th in the 2019 Copanhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities. With a multitude of cities around the globe with forward-looking mayors and planners taking positives strides towards emulating the outstanding success of cycling in The Netherlands and Denmark and investing in safe, well-designed cycling infrastructure, I was [...]
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Fatal traffic accidents in Japan have fallen to one third the figure of 30 years ago, despite this over the past 10 years, we have seen a dramatic increase in traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers in Japan with a recent report indicating that drivers over 75 cause twice as [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Tires. Booooooring. With all the cool cycling gear out there how could my best ever cycling purchase be tires??I hate flat tires, I hate the inconvenience, I hate removing my dirty wheels, I hate replacing the inner tube. To be honest, somewhere in the distant past I lost the skill [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike