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Fulton Bikes - NEW BIKE SHOP

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There's a new bike shop in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Please welcome Fulton Bikes. They're at 997 Fulton St, between St. James and Cambridge.

Fulton Bikes

I happened to be walking along Fulton to pick up some groceries and came across this beautiful new bike shop fully stocked, clean, and spacious.

Bike Shop - The Musical

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There's a bike musical coming to town!

Written by a cyclist and bike shop owner, Bike Shop is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store and its owner, Bobby. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on the bike to get her life in gear. The sole performer brings to life three generations of a colorful, bike-obsessed family as she builds and repairs real bicycles on stage...while backed up by the 4-piece Bicycle Band.

Bike Shop the Musical

Ride the City - Los Angeles Metro

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Please welcome Ride the City - Los Angeles Metro!

Ride the City LA

 

We're happy to finally bring easier bike routing to NYC's west coast sister, and burgeoning bicycle City, LA. There are lots of positive bicycle developments taking shape in LA and we're happy to be a part of it. Ride the City now gives the poeple of LA one more option to get around safely by bike. This is our largest geographic scope yet, including over 300 bike shops & bike rental locations on the map!

GOOD Attack

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GOOD brings us a clever video/infographic to show how a small percent of the commuting population can positively affect all traffic by shifting modes of transport from the car to a bicycle or transit. (Created by Mono: Mono-1.com)

We got the tip from Streetsblog - LA. Thanks!

Ride the City iPhone app update v1.5

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We're happy to announce a new version of the Ride the City iPhone app. And to make the news even better, we've reduced the price of the app to just $1.99!

So we actually started working on this update during the summer of 2011, and although it's taken some time, we think you'll be happy with the new features. Here they are:

Bicycling and Walking Report

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Alliance for Biking Report

The Alliance for Biking & Walking has released a 242-page document: Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2012 Benchmarking Report. It looks to be packed with tons of great data and figures.

After having listened to Obama's State of the Union speech last night, the part of the report that jumps out to me is that bicycling and walking projects create more jobs than highway projects. In their words, "Bicycling and walking projects create 11-14 jobs per $1 million spent, compared to just 7 jobs created per $1 million spent on highway projects." I didn't have time to read through so let me just share a few of the many great visuals:

Open Street Map - A Better Chicago

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Ride the City - Chicago

We launched Ride the City - Chicago about three years ago. A lot has happened since then and Ride the City has changed quite a bit, too. Well, we're coming back to Chicago now to focus on the map to make it better. We're looking for people to help.

If you live in Chicago or know it well, consider spending an hour to improve the map in any part of the city you know well. We're looking to add missing bike lanes, bike paths, bicycle/pedestrian bridges, and so forth.

New Year's Eve on a Bike

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Image from the Central Park Conservancy
Belvedere Castle

Ready to take in the New Year on a bike? If you're not looking for a quiet evening, Time's Up! is hosting their 12th Annual New Year's Eve Ride and outdoor after party this Saturday. Their tips: dress festive, bring noise makers/party favors and food & drink to share. The main meeting place is Washington Square Park, under the arch, at 10PM.

Here is a link to help route you to Washington Square Park.

Happy Holidays - Gift Ideas with Etsy

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So there are only a couple weeks left before Christmas...agh! Here's a quick pitch to encourage you to consider shopping at Etsy this holiday season. Etsy is basically an online marketplace that brings together artisans to help them sell their crafts. Or in their own words:

Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.

U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection

Cities attract people with visual impairments for a variety of reasons, for one thing cities are often less auto-dependent than their suburban or rural counterparts. Because they tend to offer more mass transit options, more paratransit options, and friendlier pedestrian environments, cities allow the blind or visually impaired to function independently without having to be driven everywhere. Sadly though, many blind people are unable to partake in one of city life's great pleasures: bicycling. A young non-profit is looking to change that, however. 

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