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Surprises in new top 50 “bicycle friendly” list from Bicycling mag

September is the home stretch for baseball fans watching the pennant races. But bicycling fanaticsĀ are probably more interested in another set of standings. Bicycling magazine has issued its biennial rankings of “America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities” and there are some surprising changes in the top spots. For one, Portland is no longer the leading …

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Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC (Update: Seattle wins)

[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 — The Seattle-based entry – Denny – won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.] July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …

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Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013. In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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