Sunday, May 24, 2009

Not Drunk and barely in Charge

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is investigating possible sites for 12 new bike 'superhighways' throughout his city. Last Friday he and several others, including the transport minister, biked together through Canary Wharf. Watch what happened to them.

No one was seriously hurt. And London will hopefully have some damn safe bike lanes.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Madsen Contest

Madsen is running a contest for a chance to win one of their cargo bikes. You must link to them from your facebook (which is possible with an html app), myspace, twitter, blog, website, etc. to be entered. We are doing it here, obviously.

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hell oh!

It's a beautiful spring day in New York - cloudy and a little rainy, but beautiful. And then, the chirping birds and sound of the breeze are suddenly interrupted by a penetrating, MIDI tune, and a voice saying... 'Helllo!" It's an ice cream truck, parked under the window, playing that awful song over and over and over....

It was one thing when as a kid there was one ice cream truck in our little town and if you were lucky it might come by - but in a city like this there are fleets of them, prowling the neighborhoods blasting 'songs' designed to get attention no matter how hard you try to ignore them. What can you do when they park in your hood and keep playing that music? Well it turns out that NYC accepts noise complaints for parked ice cream trucks:
"The City accepts complaints about ice cream trucks and other mobile food vendors that play music while parked. Investigations are most successful when you provide details about the problem, including the truck's license number, vendor name, and days and times that the noise occurs."
Be sure to get the license plate number and file your complaint online here.