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Shared Bicycles that can be Locked Up Anywhere.

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by slobcdave

A flexible Share Bike

In many larger city they have developed bike share programs, where you can go to a central location and borrow a bike, when you are done you need to return it.   In Portland with the help of Nike the city is offer a flexible system  without fixed location for picking up or returning the bike.  This kind of solution might work well in a small city or town like SLO.

Via Gizmodo.com

Portland Teams Up With Nike For Bike SHare Bicycles That Can Be Locked Up Anywhere

Strava Insights a Website that Looks at Upload Fitness Tracking Data

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by slobcdave

via Gizmodo

The article looks at fitness data from runners and cyclist that has been upload by the Stava Phone app, from 12 cities around the world.  The website is pretty slick with features that allow comparison of commute distances and elevation gain for example.  In the commute section you can see a map of how people are commuting, which might be useful if planning a trip through one of these cities.

Strava Insights Lets You See How the World Runs and Cycles

 

 

Intersections Designed for Bikes

Posted on: October 18th, 2015 by slobcdave

via GIZMODO

Here is a great article discussing how intersections can be made safe for bike.  In the article it introduces the first “protected intersection” opened this month in Salt Lake City.  It would be great to have one here in San Luis Obispo.

 

A “protected intersection” for bikes.

 

How a Former Video Game Designer Created the Best Intersection for Bikes