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Saving the Velo Yellows: A kids bicycle salvage story!

Our social marketing manager comes to us today with a story about his love for bicycles – and how it has led to three new members of the BikeSafe fleet! Some bicycle enthusiasts geek out over bicycles as much as we love riding them. For me, the sight of an old steel road bicycle with […]

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Why protected bike lane projects (often) fail.

Don’t get us wrong – we love protected bike lanes. But it is difficult for anyone born and raised in an automobile-centric culture to understand what it feels like to commute on two wheels, braving the ever-spotty selection of bicycle facilities in a fearless game of Frogger to get to your destination. This is not […]

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Stop mandating coaster brakes for kids bikes

Let’s take a stand in the name of making bicycle riding easier for kids for National Bike Month: Let’s say “no” to mandated coaster brakes, a.k.a., the “foot brake.” Thanks to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the coaster brake is required on every new youth bicycle (“sidewalk bicycles” in CPSC parlance) sold in […]

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Making neighborhoods better with protected bike lanes

Recreation is an essential part of our well-being, and our neighborhoods are at the heart of this tradition, owing to their singular location: just outside our front door. While every neighborhood is different, the view outside our front door is all too often a conveyor belt of tarmac, designed to move automobiles quickly at the […]

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