bicycles
Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them in the Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war over in the US, with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding a few feet of precious road while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here's a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic. Read More >>

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Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible to Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you'll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of your presence. Read More >>

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A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When it Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they're visible. When they die, you're just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it's also got a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer it will stay lit. Read More >>

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Beautiful Custom Motorbike is Actually a 360-Degree Security Camera

This gorgeous custom motorbike began its life as an utterly mundane Honda P25, a fuel-efficient 1960s scooter. But motorcycle artisan Chicara Nagata turned it into a sweeping sculpture with a social-commentary twist: the tiny bike carries four infrared security cameras in its frame, built at the behest of a Japanese security company. Read More >>

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You Can't Steer a Bike in Zero Gravity, Even if the Road's Magnetic

Gravity is the sworn enemy of any cyclist. Succumb to its force while you're on two wheels, and you'll end up bloody and bruised. But like any superhero's nemesis, gravity justifies a bike's very existence, because without it, you'd never be able to steer. Strap on a helmet, this is gonna get weird. Read More >>

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This Clever Lift Assists Cyclists Up Steep City Hills

This one goes out to all the city cyclists who have pulled up to the bottom of a steepl hill with three words echoing through their head: Oh. Hell. No. The Norwegian city of Trondheim built a special bike-lift that gives users a free ride, no pedalling required. Read More >>

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A Tandem Bike That Shrinks to Accommodate a Single Rider

A tandem bike can make for a romantic outing for a couple in love, but when there's just a single passenger it makes for a challenging ride. So California-based Calfee Design built a pair of custom tandem bikes that can actually be transformed into single passenger cycles with just a few simple tools. Read More >>

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It Turns Out Cyclists Only Really Need Half a Bike to Get to Work

According to the folks at Kolelinia, cyclists are spending twice as much money as they need to on a bike. The company has just designed a more compact alternative called the Halfbike that looks like someone stripped away all the comfy bits from a real bike, leaving us with the cycling equivalent of a standing desk. Read More >>

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Segregated Cycle Tracks Coming to London's Worst Junctions in £300m Upgrade

The London Mayor has announced a plan to radically rework some of the most dangerous junctions in London, with 33 of the deadliest cycling spots set to benefit from full bike-friendly redesigns. Bow roundabout, Marble Arch and Blackfriars are some of the most hellish cycle spots on the rebuild list. Read More >>

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You Could Download and Print This Titanium Bike Frame

It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you're actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer. Read More >>

transport
Can't Choose Between Biking or Roller Blading? Now You Don't Have To

Since the Segway the floodgates opened for countless personal mobility devices, with designs that range from conservative to downright crazy. And the Aeyo—a cross between a scooter, a bicycle, and a pair of inline skates—falls somewhere in the middle of that scale. Read More >>

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This Laser Bike Light is Like a Bat Signal for Cyclists

Cyclists can adorn themselves from head to toe in flashing lights, but it's still possible that pedestrians and drivers won't see them until it's too late. It's a problem the Blaze Laserlight hopes to solve by projecting an early warning signal four to six metres ahead of a cyclist, so that others on the road will know they're coming in advance—and have time to react. Read More >>

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An Ingenious Composer Made Music Using Only His Bicycle

It's hard to believe that all of those sounds are made by a bicycle. Some of them are strictly the the byproduct of the bike's mechanical operation, like the sound it makes when you release a brake lever. Others are created when you play different parts of the bike with a musical accessory. Read More >>

design
A Bicycle With a Flat Frame is an Impractical Masterpiece

With a flowing metal frame, wooden handlebars and seat post, and proprietary headset, this bicycle puts form on a par with function. It might not be the most practical ride, but it's certainly one of the most stunning. Read More >>

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This Tricycle is Headed Across the South Pole

Right now three people are competing in a bike race from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. The winner will be the first person to bike there ever. And 35-year-old Maria Leijerstam is attempting to trike there on a really weird/badass-looking tricycle. Read More >>

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Make Yourself Known With a Bike Light That's as Loud as a Car Horn

If the ringing of your bicycle's bell isn't getting the response you're after from motorists—namely, please don't hit me—it might be time for an upgrade. Instead, try the Orp, an LED headlight that easily lashes and unlashes from your handlebars and emits a loud shriek that can be heard inside a running car—even with the windows rolled up. Read More >>

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