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This Ridiculous Ramp Is SF’s Best Idea for a Bike Path Across the Entire Bay Bridge

After the Super Bowl leaves town San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.

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Alissa Walker

February 3rd

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Waze Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide —and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

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Alissa Walker

October 20th

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How a South African Neighborhood Banished Private Cars for a Month

Last week, Paris shooed cars from its downtown for a single photogenic day . Now a neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa is one-upping that car-free day with a celebration that kicks cars off the street for the entire month of October.

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Alissa Walker

October 6th

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This Is What a Road Bike Might Look Like, If There Were No Design Rules

People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.

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Chris Mills

September 22nd

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The Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle In the World Is a Ridiculous Bike That Just Broke 85 MPH

A group of humans put one of its humans in a crazy, covered bike. That human broke a world speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Aaaand now I feel even more like a motionless fat-accumulating sloth.

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Bryan Lufkin

September 18th

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Sturgis Bike Rally From Above: Drone’s-Eye View Of The Madness

Sturgis is a small town in western South Dakota with a year-round population of less than 7,000 people. Yet every year more than a hundred thousand bikers descend on that tiny town for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This year being the 75th anniversary the numbers are even higher. But of course they haven’t just taken over Sturgis, they’ve pretty much taken over all of western South Dakota.

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August 9th

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Carbon Fiber Tour de France Bikes Are Surprisingly Easy to Counterfeit

The rise of carbon fiber technology brought lighter bikes, faster speeds, and innovative aerodynamics to the world of cycling. But an unexpected side effect is starting to frustrate the world’s top bike builders. Chinese factories are counterfeiting their products and selling them for a fraction of the price. It’s dangerous, too.

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Adam Clark Estes

July 20th

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The bike tricks in this video are impossibly fun to see

Road bikes are meant for the road... but that’s too limiting and not fun at all. What’s really fun is seeing Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti freestyle all over anything that can remotely come close to being ridden on with his road bike. Like highway rails next to the ocean or narrow hand rails or an airplane graveyard or inside an airplane and more.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

July 1st

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Look at This Cute Li’l Street Sweeper Just for Bike Lanes

Los Angeles is slowly but surely working its way towards being one of the most bike-friendly cities in then country by laying down a comprehensive network of bike lanes throughout the city. And this cute pint-sized street sweeper employed by the city makes sure they’re kept free of debris. Awwwwww.

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Alissa Walker

June 5th

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This $20,000 Carbon Fiber Bike Weighs a Ridiculous 12 Pounds

This ultralight bike costs as much as a car. Not a surprise given Audi’s at the helm, but the nutso price tag includes some design and tech that’s pretty cool.

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Bryan Lufkin

May 18th

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