These Are the Streets You Want to Avoid When You're Riding Your Bike

Whether you're a commuter or a leisure rider, when you head out on your bicycle you want to be safe. That could mean wearing a helmet, making sure your bike's tuned up, or avoiding the streets where the most bicycle crashes happen. That last part just got a little easier, thanks to these data-derived maps by You Are… » 5/18/14 11:00am 5/18/14 11:00am

Bike Commuting Is Even Bigger in Smaller U.S. Cities

If you've been to NYC, Washington, D.C., or San Francisco lately, you've likely noticed a proliferation of people commuting via bicycle. Indeed, bike commuting has more than tripled in America's biggest cities since 1990. But the places where people are pedaling to work in largest proportion aren't the big cities: … » 5/08/14 3:20pm 5/08/14 3:20pm

Can Saying "People on Bikes" Instead of "Cyclists" Make Biking Safer?

A few years ago, I bought a bright orange city bike, which I chose because it allowed me to sit up as I rode. A few times a week, I wear my regular clothes—mostly dresses—to go to meetings, run errands or ride on the bike path by my house. I don't own any padded shorts. What would you call me? » 11/19/13 12:00pm 11/19/13 12:00pm

Signal Jacket for Cyclists Gets Instructable: Your Arms Will be Happy

Back in March we showed Leah Buechley's neat signaling jacket for cyclists, the one that has LED turn-indicators on the back. Not much info was available on it at the time, save for the fact it used an Arduino Lilypad controller. But now Leah's posted a detailed Instructable for the jacket, including handy things like… » 6/26/08 10:15am 6/26/08 10:15am

Bike Cuffs Bring Security, Kinkiness, to Your Cycle

Made of hardened, laminated steel, and based on the design for police-issue manacles, the bike cuff is all kinds of wonderful. You can lock up to three bikes at the same time, and the ring is big enough to secure to signposts to deter would-be tea-leaves. The heat-treated lock is pick-proof and there's a hardened… » 3/04/08 7:13am 3/04/08 7:13am

Safe Turn Keeps Cyclists From Getting Killed (Athough This Guy Probably…

Basically, Safe Turn is a wrist-mounted indicator light that automatically flickers to life whenever a cyclist raises his/her arm to signal a turn. In order to prevent the device from lighting during normal actions, like reaching for a water bottle or scratching the nose or ass, the device incorporates a "delayed… » 1/22/08 6:30pm 1/22/08 6:30pm