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    Two Wheels: When trouble hits, Portland will turn to bikes for disaster relief
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    Forget FEMA. Portland, Oregon's relief – if and when the Big One hits – might just come in the form of an army of bike riders. Most likely fueled by caffeine rations. The city recently conducted its Disaster Relieve Trials program, which involved rounding up a group of about 40 ...

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    Two Wheels: Skylock brings your bike into the 21st sharing century
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    Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of ...

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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: 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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    Two Wheels: Dan Hanebrink's Hustler X5 electric sportsbike a true looker
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    It's certainly a long way from Pee-Wee Herman and his bike. We think it's just as cool, though. California-based aerospace engineer Dan Hanebrink is pitching four electric-powered bike models, including one that's a lot closer to motorcycle than bicycle. Hanebrink's Hustler X5 is a sporty ...

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    Study: 150 'micro-mobility models' coming by 2020; will Gen Y urbanites respond?
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    What do electric bikes, cars without doors and pod cars have in common? They are all "Micro-Mobility Models," according to Frost & Sullivan, and we're going to be seeing many, many more of them in big cities in the years to come. Frost & Sullivan expects over 150 micro mobility models ...

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    Official: Smart unveiling Brabus-edition Fortwo EV, e-bike at Geneva show
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    Daimler's Smart minicar division will unveil both a battery-electric version of the Smart Brabus special-edition line and a Smart Brabus electric bike at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The Smart Brabus electric drive Fortwo will be available in 12 countries by the end of the year. Parent company ...

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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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    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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    Hollywood totally uncomfortable with a car-free lifestyle
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    There are many people who are trying to live without a car. An entire town in Germany, for example. So why can't American popular culture get behind the idea? The only (mostly) likable, pro-bike character that comes to mind from the recent TV and movies is Michael Bluth on Arrested Development ...

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    Bikes getting the boot in Charleston, SC? Proposal shot down, but it's not over yet
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    Cyclists in the city of Charleston, SC may soon be faced with the daunting task of finding a legal place to park their two-wheeled rides or risk getting the boot instead. The quaint southern city has proposed regulations to crack down on cyclists who decide to defy the law by locking their bikes ...

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    Pedal Power: How bikes saved American roads
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz Bicycles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite what you may believe after driving through Detroit on I-75, we enjoy an excellent road system here in the United States. Few of us take the time to think about exactly where those roads came from or how the federal ...

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    Lexus shows off new hybrid concept... bicycle?
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    Lexus hybrid bicycle concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we think of the term hybrid, we tend to conjure up images of cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. The "hybrid" part of these machines is their dual powertrains, most often consisting of an internal ...

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    Really want to go green? Consider one of America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities
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    We often focus our short attention spans on trying to clean up the internal combustion engines that currently power our automobiles. We also tend to look into the future to see what new technologies might be coming to send fossil fuels back to age of the dinosaurs. That said, there are a number ...

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    Bikes vs. cars race ends in decisive two-wheeled victory
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    What does it take to beat a Zenn electric car and a Toyota Prius in cross-town driving? A pair of wheels and some leg-power. In the sixth annual Commuter Race in San Jose, California, all the bikes - a standard bike, a tandem and a hybrid bike - beat the two cars in a treasure hunt-style race ...

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