Splendid Bicycles for Cargo and Kids (238)

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Picture a sofa perched on a bicycle for its move across town! That's how Portlanders Joel and Barb Grover transport items too big or awkward for a car. More and more folks in bicycle-friendly terrain are using cargo bikes for their in-town transportation needs — carrying … [Read more...]

Human-Powered Machines – Can Pedals Power the World? (221)

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Jump on that bike and power up the blender for your morning smoothie! Matthew Corson-Finnerty shows several machines he has developed while at Aprovecho Center in Oregon. Watch us pedal power an electricity generator, a grain mill, a blender, and a straw-chopper. Matthew … [Read more...]

Undriving™ – Changing the Way We Think (205)

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Be the first in your group to get your Undriver License™ — it's great fun! You pledge to reduce automobile use — yours or others'. Seattle founder Julia Field's creative project is sparking imaginations and creativity by changing how people think about getting around — be it … [Read more...]

At the ReCyclery, What Goes Around Comes Around

September 10, 2010. In Port Townsend's uptown district with lovely old Victorian houses and retail stores, we found a fabric sign for "The ReCyclery" hanging on a fence beside a gate. Inside was a spacious backyard lawn, with a lineup of used bicycles and a small shed. … [Read more...]

Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time (182)

A weekly free bike coop where you can use mechanics' tools and expertise to fix your bike? Free clinics where schoolkids or neighbors learn to maintain or build their own bikes from used parts? Chauncey and Dash Tudhope-Locklear make a living repairing bicycles, but … [Read more...]

Bicycling on Three Wheels — Transportation of the Future?

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In Peak Moment's very first field production, bicycle enthusiast Galen Shumacher takes us for a spin on a three-wheeled "tadpole." This human-powered vehicle (HPV), built for competition by the Chico State University HPV club, has two wheels in front and a single in back. … [Read more...]

The Bicycling Horticulturalist

Ryan Nassichuk builds food gardens for people. His bicycle and trailer are the sole transport for himself, tools, and materials - including soil and plants! This horticulturist also builds container gardens and composters. Tour a backyard garden in which a 6-week class of … [Read more...]

Making Way for Bikes

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City Councilor Scott Walker of Port Townsend, Washington is working to build a walkable, bikeable community where the car is not essential. As a result, the town has designated many undeveloped streets and "connectors" as non-motorized routes. He says, "Build safe, … [Read more...]

Go Electric: Bike Commuting Made Easy

Catch Sally Lovell's enthusiasm for her electric-assist bicycle. Her comprehensive primer covers bicycle types, battery recharging, practices and products for security, inclement weather, and road safety. Gotta love that trailer for hauling stuff! Episode 40. Watch video … [Read more...]

The Joy of Biking

Janelle Black, Johnna Garrido and Nicholas George, members of Nevada County's Alliance for People-Powered Transportation, discuss biking as a viable alternative to cars; safety, time-saving perspectives, strategies for getting started, and being equipped. Episode … [Read more...]