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Oh Man! This thing looks awesome, buy five and give them out to every cyclist you know!
Announcing the first Bikeyface book, Bike There! Bike There is a 24 page mini-comic on how to bike around a city. The mini-comic is an introduction to transportation bicycling that was inspired by this original post for bike curious and new bicyclists (as well as any other bicyclists who love to laugh, bike, and share the lifestyle.)
The comic contains some illustrations that have appeared online as well as new ones. All illustrations have been updated and rendered in full color. And while there are many bicycling guides out there, Bike There is a little more humorous and a little less stuffy. You can get it here!
Tags: bikeyface, book, buy this book right now
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An excellent piece on winter riding. I see Bekka about every three days on my way to work. Its a nice part of my day to see the same cyclists on a daily/semi-daily basis.
She shows just how easy it is to get to work, even in the winter!
Tags: bikeyface, commuting, video, wgbh, winter
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We have all had to yell at motorists, I can’t stop laughing at Bikeyface’s quest to get better at yelling.
So good. Read the rest here.
Tags: bikeyface, Comics, hillarious, yelling
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I am pretty sure I can now die happy, I made BikeyFace. I do tend to ride past her (we have opposite direction commutes), and I do recall a rather “whaaa” look on her face when I was all bundled up in a scarf. If you are reading this BikeyFace, mystery solved.
Read the rest of this great comic here.
Tags: bikeyface, comic, fun, winter commuting
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Bikeyface does it again with an amazing comic:
What you are not already a huge fan of Bikeyface? Get over there and check out the entire comic. Its great.
Tags: bikeyface, comic, middle of the road
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Read more about this awesome campaign here (excerpt below):
People Who Bike
As bikes increasingly share the roads with motorists and pedestrians, awareness and visibility become all the more important. These tips will help:
Be predictable. “Be predictable and visible” is the mantra for preventing a bike accident.
Install lights. A white light in front and a red light in back is the law, and highly effective at night and in stormy weather.
Use turn signals. Use your arms to indicate your intention to turn left or right, or if you plan to stop.
Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
Wear eye-catching clothing. This is why I like biking in skirts!
Hone your Sixth Sense. Over time, cyclists develop an almost zen-like awareness of what’s going on around them. BikeyFace has a great post illustrating this.
People Who Drive
As Mayor Menino is fond of saying, the car is no longer king in Boston. Here are some basic guidelines to help you be aware and stay visible in your vehicle. You can also try this fun awareness test video.
Use turn signals. Signals are imperative to communicate your intention to all road users.
Avoid cell phone use. Studies have found that talking on the phone while driving can have a negative effect “as profound as those associated with driving while drunk.” Texting while driving is illegal in Massachusetts.
Don’t stop in a bike lane. It’s illegal (unless you are parallel parking) and causes people who bike to veer around you into car traffic that may not expect them coming.
Check for oncoming bike traffic after parking. The Dutch are taught from an early age to reach across their bodies to open the car door, which forces them to look back for oncoming bikes. It’s a good habit to get into! And remember: cyclists are allowed to bike outside of the bike lane.
People Who Walk
We’re all pedestrians after we’ve parked our bikes and cars – and when we’re taking the T. Be aware of your surroundings and make it easy to stay visible while you walk around town.
Be predictable. Follow pedestrian traffic signals. If you choose to jaywalk, make sure that there is zero approaching traffic in the form of motorists or people on bikes.
Avoid cell phone use. Cell phones can be as distracting on foot as behind the wheel, so why not sit at a park bench or wait until you’re not navigating precarious city streets to have a phone call?
People Who Lead
In a perfect safety world, our elected officials and city planners would enjoy multi-modal lifestyles to better understand the needs of our fellow road users. The Commonwealth has a premier example of this in our Secretary of Transportation Rich Davey, who lives car-free and routinely takes the T to work.
Under Davey, MassDOT recently announced a first-in-the-nation mode shift goal to triple the share of trips taken by bike, walking and transit by 2030. Government can play perhaps the largest role in creating safe road conditions by investing in infrastructure that supports safe interactions among people who walk, drive, and bike. Changing our streets will be well worth the time, investment, and continued advocacy.
Tags: a better city, bikeyface, lights
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This looks awesome, might even go myself!
Bikeyface Bikenic · May 20 · 12pm
Are you curious about biking? Or maybe you’re experienced and want to share? Come to the Bikenic!
What is a Bikenic? It’s a picnic where people share information and discuss biking to work. Bring a lunch, yourself, and your curiosity. No bike riding involved or bike required (you can take the subway or drive for all we care!)
This is not a workshop. This will be a group of people in the community curious about biking, or with tips to share. There is no agenda, set topic, or structure. The idea is that no single person can know everything about what you want to know about bike commuting, but perhaps a group of people do. It will be kind a community knowledge-sharing social event. Hopefully you’ll make new friends and find practical answers to your biking questions. All backgrounds, experience levels, and questions welcome and encouraged!
Date: Sunday, May 20, 12 noon
Location: Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston MA
Bring: A lunch, picnic blanket
Weather: Rain cancels
Invite your friends! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/
Tags: bikeyface, picnic
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Once again Bikeyface has crafted a wonderful and informative comic. Here is a taste.
Get the rest here at her amazing site.
Tags: amazing, awesome, bikeyface, comic, guide
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