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Tag Archives: Commute

“Ohh, Look at You and Your Pink Bike…”

Tweet Since my office is located in Cambridge, MA  and I live on the South Shore in Hingham, my commute is fairly long. Actually, it is quite long.  My first couple of weeks of work I took the Commuter Rail to South Station, hopped on the Red Line to Central Square, and walked another 15 [...]
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Levi’s Commuter Jeans Review

Tweet Last year, Levi’s premiered a line of clothing specially designed for the casual cyclist. When the majority of us swing a leg over our bicycle, we don’t don the Lycra first, so it’s important to have clothing that’s functional and practical both on and off the bike. Levi’s introduced a commuter parka, and a [...]
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Montague Overhaul V: Track Cogs and Chains

Tweet Fixed gears have been popular as winter commuter bikes for years. Long before messenger culture brought them to the limelight in the early 2000′s, hardened winter riders chose them for their simplicity and added control in bad conditions. For the last two years, a single speed Montague Boston folding bike has been my commuter. [...]
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Taking Back the Streets?

Tweet What you see above is an image of what the streets of San Jose, CA look like when mapped for ease of bike-ability.  Looks like a lot of islands doesn’t it? Islands Peter Furth, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Boston’s Northeastern University has co-authored a report from the Mineta Transportation Institute that examines [...]
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For Whom the Red Light Turns

Tweet Recently an article ran in The New York Times Opinion Pages by Randy Cohen.  The author makes an argument that while running a red light may be illegal it is ethical by his considerations, as his actions could only injure himself.  He invokes Emmanuel Kant and continues to note the exceedingly great differences between [...]
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How to Get Around

Tweet We’ve been focusing on urban cycling recently, but what happens when you travel?  When you live just a bit further than is comfortable to ride from, for whatever reason: time, distance, infrastructure limitations. The image above comes from the current exhibit as the BSA Space, called “Let’s Talk About Bikes”, curated by over, under, [...]
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Band-aids

Tweet With the influx of cycling and new cyclists in our city and around the world, there are sadly more accidents -and bound to be more – as drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike acclimate to the new street dynamic.  Our emergency services must adjust as well; from police enforcement, to ambulances.  And in the aftermath of accidents, [...]
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Past and Future Tense: Health of a Nation

Tweet Villages – Were We Started From Once upon a time, we started out in villages.  Well, obviously it’s a quite a bit more complex than that, but for our purposes we’re starting here.  In small communities you know the people who pass you on the street, things are near enough to get to simply, [...]
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Getting Ready for Bike to Work Week

Tweet As we know, May is National Bike Month here in the U.S. (in Canada, with its later spring, it’s June), and the coming week (May 14-18) is Bike to Work Week, which culminates on May 18, with Bike to Work Day. Throughout the week, look for specially themed bike events, and most importantly, get [...]
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Shape Magazine Features Montague’s Boston 8 Folding Bike

Tweet In line at the grocery store? Check out page 28 of Shape magazine – you might see a bike you recognize! That’s right – Montague’s Boston 8 folding bike is in Shape’s Bike to Work feature, “Ride and Go Chic”. The text reads, Smart Cycle Can’t find a bike rack? Take it inside! this [...]
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