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Bike Commuters Gain Support in New York City

bike commuters gain support in new york city   Bike Commuters Gain Support in New York City

Cyclists in New York city are getting a new incentive to cycle to work, as a new law has come into effect. The law says that bicycles can be carried in freight elevators for workers in tower blocks, so they don’t have to leave their bike locked up down at the street. Employees can utilize this new law by calling for the implementation of a Bicycle Access Plan, which the company must follow unless they are exempt for certain reasons, such as there not being a freight lift, or safety hazards. This new law is part of the city’s efforts to get more people biking to work. If employees have a convenient way to lock up their bikes and store them, they are more likely to cycle to work. “A lack of secure bike access and parking at the office is one of the biggest…

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UK Cracking Down on Cyclists Who Listen to MP3 Players

uk cracking down on cyclists who listen to mp3 players   UK Cracking Down on Cyclists Who Listen to MP3 Players

To many a cyclist, riding without an mp3 player is leaving home without your wallet. Music really helps to pass time, not to mention it makes your cycling adventures that much more fun when you’re blasting your favorite tunes and rolling down the road. However, this topic is being brought up in a negative way by the UK’s mainstream press. The Times has said that AA president Edmund King had called for a campaign which warns riders against using mp3 players while riding. The article speaks of “iPod zombies” that have “become the latest menace on Britain’s roads,” saying that listening to music is responsible for a rise in cycling collisions and accidents. It is clearly important to be able to see and hear your surroundings for your safety, but this may be a bit of overkill. Currently, the UK has no law banning…

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Student Biking Drunk Banned from Cycling for 15 Years

student biking drunk banned cycling 15 years   Student Biking Drunk Banned from Cycling for 15 Years

Christoper Felix Hahn, a student at the theater science in Gie├čen located in Germany was just banned from cycling for 15 years, which also includes riding a skateboard or any other unlicensed vehicle. So you might wonder what this young man did to have such a harsh punishment, well he was caught riding his bike drunk. It is a crime in the United States and throughout the world to ride a bike drunk, but being banned from riding a bike for 15 years is extreme. After leaving a party early in the mourning in June 2008, he was confronted by local police who administered a breathalyzer, and he was three times the legal limit (Hahn’s blood alcohol level was 0.171%, the legal limit in Germany is 0.05%). He then paid a $700 fine, and had to wait for his record to clear before receiving…

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Bell Sequence Cycling Helmet

bell sequence cycling helmet   Bell Sequence Cycling Helmet

The Bell Sequence Cycling Helmet is built specifically for cross-country, mountain, and trail use. It features a painted VPV 15-degree adjustable visor and an in-mold with extended full coverage around the helmet’s rear. The TAG, or Twin Access Gear fit system, keeps the Bell Sequence Cycling Helmet securely in place for maximum safety and protection. The Bell Sequence Cycling Helmet meets CE EN178 certification. Purchase it at Wiggle for $119.50….

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Christian Pfannberger Banned from Cycling for Life

christian pfannberger banned from cycling for life   Christian Pfannberger Banned from Cycling for Life

Cyclist Christian Pfannberger has been banned from the sport for life for repeated doping offenses, says the Austrian national anti-doping agency. 30-year-old Pfannberger has tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO as he was preparing to start in the Giro d’Italia as part of team Katusha. Pfannberger, a two-time Austrian champion, was also banned between 2004 and 2006 for testing positive for testosterone.

Via Velo News.

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London Mayor Saves Film Maker on a Bicycle

london mayor saves film maker on a bicycle   London Mayor Saves Film Maker on a Bicycle

Franny Armstrong, a film maker and climate change activist, was walking home when a group of hooded girls approached her, one of them holding an iron bar. She screamed out for help to a cyclist who was passing by, who happened to be Boris Johnson, the mayor of London! Armstrong says;

“He said to the girls, ‘What do you think you are doing?’ He picked up the iron bar, called after the girls and cycled after them.”

Yes, that’s right; the mayor of London chased some would-be attackers – on a bike – and saved a woman. A few minutes later, he returned and escorted Armstrong home. Armstrong admits that she voted for Johnson’s rival, Ken Livingstone, in the 2008 mayoral election, but she says:

“If you find yourself down a dark alleyway and in trouble I think Boris would be of more use than Ken. He was my…

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Legos Help Safe Cycling

Public service announcements continue to get more interesting, for instance the new Lego’s commercial brought to you by BikingRules.org. Using stop motion filming, the commercial shows a Lego figure hit on the street, and easily putting itself back together. To sum it up, if you get hit you will not be as lucky as the Lego man. Creative, and cool, we hope many learn from this. This commercial was made for New York city, due to the one way streets and not able to ride on sidewalks.

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