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This Is How The Dutch Bicycle Revolution Started

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 11

In the 70’s the Dutch got sick of cars running over kids, now they have 30%+ rates of cycling…Its time America, its time we do the same. Boston, steal this idea from NYC.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Historic “Vision Zero” Announcement from Streetfilms on Vimeo.


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Bikes In The Storm

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 05

Bikes and hurricanes, who would have known they went together?

They are also important to the recovery, not just for transportation but for the recovery effort as well. The next time a super storm is bearing down on your city, add “bike tune-up” to your list of things to do before it hits.


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Friday Fun: Custom Bikes In New York

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 27

George sent me a link to this amazing flikr pool of crazy sweet custom bikes in NYC.

Here is a taste


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Tweed Run (NYC)

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

The Tweed Run from London, makes its way to NYC. They probably avoided Boston, because we already have awesome tweed related rides…pip pip!


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NYC Is Jacking Our Bike Share Style!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 14

Seems NYC is jelly of our bike share system, in typical “city that never sleeps” fashion they are going to cover up their shortcoming by going bigger and better with their bike share system.

Comprising roughly 600 stations with 10,000 bikes, the scheme will, according to two people briefed on the plans, stretch from the Upper East and Upper West sides down to the tip of Manhattan and over the bridges into Brownstone Brooklyn, reaching as far as Greenpoint and Crown Heights. “The whole point is it needs to be dense,” a city official told The Observer. “It needs to serve a lot of different trips in order to be viable.”

The city has selected Alta Bike Share of Portland, Ore., to install and manage the system in a public-private partnership. The firm launched the popular Capital Bike Share in Washington, D.C. last year, which was expanded again this year, and this summer it opened the New Balance Hubway in Boston. With 110 and 61 stations respectively, both are considerably smaller than New York’s planned roll-out. Capital Bike Share is currently the largest such program in the country.

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Either way, good to see Boston leading the way (or at least getting in before NYC).


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    • Commonwheels’ Season of Earn A Bikes Classes Begins! January 18, 2017
      Our first session of the Women's Earn A Bike program has begun! The group meets every Tuesday and is the first of what will be six Earn A Bike classes held by Commonwheels this winter. There will be a second session of the Women's Earn A Bike... Continue reading →
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    • Thing A Week 2: Sculpting An Adult Toy January 15, 2017
      As part of my new years resolution to make a new thing every week this year, I have decided to make the second weeks project, sculpting an adult toy. Hold on to your hats prudes, and wholesome folks, futurecrash is going blue.  By which I mean, I have decided to make my own adult toy.  The […]
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Winter Update January 11, 2017
      TweetFrom BNB: Save the Date for Bike-A-Thon! We’ll be hosting our 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon on June 4th! We’ve been working on a new route this year check out our Instagram for some sneak peeks! Call for Partnerships We’re looking for … Continue reading →
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    • Custom Hammer And Gear Earrings January 8, 2017
      Made these for a client, think they look nice.  The posts are set so that the earrings hangs to match the logo they were designed after. Continue reading →
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    • Thing A Week 1: Custom Safety Pins January 7, 2017
      As part of my new years resolution to make a new thing every week this year, I have decided to make the first weeks project, custom safety pins. After the Brexit vote in the UK a lot of people there started wearing safety pins as a sign to others that they were “safe.”  Basically that […]
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    • Hubway Shut Down For The Storm January 7, 2017
      TweetGood to know if you use Hubway to get to work: From Hubway: Due to a forecast of inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 12PM noon on Saturday, January 7th, to protect the safety of our riders and staff. … Continue reading →
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    • The Math On Driving Doesn’t Work January 6, 2017
      TweetFrom MetroNews A common political argument is that bike and transit riders should “pay their own way.” A study in Vancouver however suggested that for every dollar we individually spend on walking, society pays just 1 cent. For biking, it’s … Continue reading →
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    • Lawmakers Pass 50$ Fine For Parking In Bike Lanes January 5, 2017
      TweetDon’t know if the governor is going to sign it…but he should.   Drivers across the state could be penalized with a ticket of up to $50 for stopping in a bike lane under legislation sent to the governor’s desk … Continue reading →
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    • 2017 Thing A Week Projects! January 4, 2017
      I have had a lot of project ideas kicking around in my head for a while now, and I have decided with the new year its time to get some of them out of my head and into the real world. I am striving to complete one project a week, as well as documenting them […]
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    • Broadway Bicycle School Hiring Mechanics For 2017 December 27, 2016
      TweetFrom Broadway Web posting: http://broadwaybicycleschool.com/news/broadway-is-hiring-2/ About Broadway: We’re a collectively run and locally owned bicycle shop that has been in operation since 1972. A subset of workers own and democratically manage the business. As a full-service bike shop, we both … Continue reading →
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