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Archive for October, 2008

Bike commuter benefits is now USA law

President Bush signed the Bicycle Commuter Benefits Act into law today. Congressman Blumenauer of Oregon included a bike commuter benefit provision in the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package that passed both houses of Congress this week. “We are delighted that the bicycle commuter benefits act has passed after a lengthy and persistent campaign spearheaded […]

Bobike child carrier

Seen at Interibike at the Koolstop booth. This is one of Bobike’s child carriers. Koolstop distributes them in the United States, so any bike shop that carries Koolstop products should be able to order this for you. Photo by me.

California passes Complete Streets

Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 1358, the California Complete Streets Act of 2008, into law Tuesday night. The Complete Streets Law has been the number one legislative priority of the California Bicycle Coalition. The Complete Streets Act codifies policy that all streets be designed to accommodate all users including bicyclists. According to San Francisco Assemblyman Mark […]

Brompton folding bikes in the New York Times

Reporter James Kanter of the New York Times writes about his experience with Brompton folding bikes.

Xtracycle open source specs now online

As promised, Xtracycle put their longtail bike frame specifications online as part of their project to open source their longtail frame design. They’ve created a Longtail Standard and logoing to allow vendors to design their products to fit in the Xtracycle Free Radical ecosystem. The Longtail Logo can be used on bikes, accessories or packaging. […]