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    Two Wheels: Trendwatch: PA, SC the lastest to convert roads to bike-only area
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    How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily ...

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    Report: Bogota citizens give up automobiles in first ever Car Free Week
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    That bike-friendly city of Bogota finally came to the conclusion that two wheels are worth seven days, not just one. The Colombian capital, which has been hosting car-free days regularly since 2000, expanded the idea and held its first-ever car-free week earlier this month, Treehugger says. ...

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    Two Wheels: A tale of two Smart Wheels, the transport revolution edition [w/video]
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    It was the smartest of wheels, it was also the smartest of wheels. There's a revolution brewing in the world of two-wheel transport and first couple of volleys have just been fired. The smart wheel, as envisioned by FlyKly and Superpedestrian, appears to have come of age. We first heard about ...

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    Two Wheels: All across Europe, bicycles outsold cars last year
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    It may have taken a full generation for Queen's 1978 oddball anthem Bicycle Race to take effect, but by golly, folks in the band's native UK, not to mention the rest of Europe, are getting the rather operatic message. Last year, Europeans bought more bicycles than light-duty vehicles in 25 of the ...

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    Report: WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals
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    Isn't bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it's actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. "You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, ...

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    Two Wheels: Bikestorming says switching over to pedal power is the cool thing to do [w/video]
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    "Bikestorming.org is about creating a systemic, global change on urban mobility for sustainable cities of the 21st century." That's the short mission statement from an artist activist who wants to make bike riding the most popular transportation mode within the next 18 years. Besides cutting ...

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    Video: Behold, a bicycle hewn from cardboard
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    A bicycle is a pretty low-impact form of transportation, but what if you could reduce its environmental footprint even further? What if, instead of metal and rubber, it was constructed completely of cardboard? Impossible, you say? Maybe not, we reply. Indeed, we have proof. Izhar Gafni had heard ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson professes his love for... bicycles?!
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    Occasionally, we get the impression Jeremy Clarkson is simply screwing with the rest of the world. Either that, or he has no bodily control over over the way his lips, tongue and vocal chords move. In the past, the "Top Gear" presenter has been notoriously belligerent toward any form of ...

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    Report: San Francisco Bay Area will get e-bike sharing program
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    For anyone looking to find out if an electric-powered bike can make it up Telegraph Hill's Filbert Street in San Francisco, you'll soon get your chance. The San Francisco Bay Area will be the site of an electric-bike sharing program designed to replace car trips in and around San Francisco and ...

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    Report: Wisconsin town considering limits on walking, biking
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    In most areas of the U.S., the bicycle riders follow a simple mantra: "Same roads, same rules, same responsibilities." A dust-up in the town of Hull, WI shows that not everyone agrees that cars and pedal-powered two wheelers should share the pavement. The Hull town public safety committee is ...

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    Opinion: GM riles up bike community, then backs down from anti-pedaling college ad *UPDATE
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    Oh, General Motors, why do you work so hard to turn people away from your products? You've done so much these past few years to appeal to a new type of car buyer, someone who hasn't set foot in a GM-branded dealership in years (or maybe ever), with this new-fangled Chevy Volt and your corporate ...

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    Infographic: What's the greenest way to get there?
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    What's the greenest way to get from point A to point B? Is it by airplane or train? How 'bout by bus? Or is a grid-charged electric vehicle the greenest mode of transport? Well, the answer depends on the length of the trip. Is it 350 miles? If so, then a bus seems to be the greenest means to get ...

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    Report: In Denmark, some gas stations transform into bicycle repair shops
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    With potholes, overly aggressive drivers and the constant threat of a flat, bicyclists kind of have it tough. But over in Copenhagen, already one of the world's most pedal power-friendly cities, an oil company by the name of Statoil ASA is making it just a bit easier to commute on two ...

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    Frankfurt: Smart whirs $4,000 ebike into Frankfurt
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    Well, if they can't quite master the business case for small city cars, maybe Smart will resort to two-wheelers as part of their plan to become the world's urban savior. First revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the electric Smart ebike shown here will go on sale in 2012 and is set to cost ...

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    Meet Frii, the recycled plastic bicycle dreamed up by Dror Peleg
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    Made from plastic waste, the Frii Bicycle is Dror Peleg's dreamy solution to urban transportation. As Peleg explains, "components would be injection molded into modular shapes that snap together to form a strong, lightweight and very colorful single-speed bike for quick trips through the city ...

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    Frankfurt: Daimler gets in on the electric bicycle game with Smart E-Bike
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    Cars don't get much smaller than the Smart ForTwo, but that, apparently, still isn't small enough for Daimler. So after having unveiled electric scooter and bicycle concepts at the Paris Motor Show last year, the Smart brand has announced plans to putting the latter into production in time for ...

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    Two Wheels: Detroit Bike City documentary shows fun of pedaling in Motor City
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    When you think of Detroit, two wheels is not the number that usually comes to mind. And getting around the motor city without a motor? It seems so... so... healthy. Filmmaker and biker Alex Gallegos shows that riding a two wheeler in Detroit is a lot more common and a lot more fun than you ...

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    Ajiro bamboo tricycle is an emissions-removing three-wheeled dream
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    Dreamed up by Monash University industrial design student, Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro bamboo tricycle is one of the most intriguing modes of transport we've ever seen. On looks alone, the Ajiro is impressive. But it's Vittouris' approach to design that could revolutionize the world. You see, ...

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    Bike Fixtation is a cyclists dream vending machine
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    Bicycles are incredibly efficient transportation tools, right? They're also a blast to ride. Well, they're a blast unless you get a flat tire and realize you've forgotten your repair kit. That's where Bike Fixtation comes in. If you happen to "break down" close to one of these, you'll be all set ...

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    Hanebrink electric bike: The new all-terrain vehicle
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    Fortune Hanebrink, based in Big Bear Lake, CA, has come up with a pedal-assist electric bike that can get you through a variety of off-road conditions as well as up a hill with ease. It separates itself from other electric bikes both visually and functionally with its eight-inch-wide tubeless ...

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