Car-Free Zones in NYC

A reader tipped us to NYC’s plan to create car-free zones – yippee – and I’ve always thought that Seattle will get serious about making the city more livable when it bans cars from Pikes Place Market. I mean really, do cars need to try and park there?

Bikes of Georgetown

Georgetown has found its way into a number of hugger posts because it is the backdrop of many urban rides through South Seattle. I cobbled together some shots of bikes I’ve seen in Georgetown. They speak as much about the area, as the old brick facades and dilapidated buildings that housed the original Ranier Brewing. There is no carbon fiber here. These rust clad steads are well used, functional pub crawlers, with the occasional Frankenstein tall bike. No where else in the city are you likely to run across such a motley crew of beloved bikes.

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Retro Steel from Kona

Kona%20Kapu.jpg You know, I totally missed this one at Interbike, and I don’t think I’ve seen much ink about this either. But I saw this Kona Kapu prominently featured in a Japanese bike mag. Japan seems to have a big retro steel road trend. What I find significant about this bike is that it is a full-on retro steel bike, chromed lugs and chainstay, from a mainstream bicycle manufacturer. I can’t help but wonder if this will be part of a wider trend that will also be visible in the US market.

Extra points to Kona for the rack mounts and fender clearance. Minus one for the vertical dropouts (no fixie mods for this frame).

Waiting at the Swing Bridge

The Ammon Ace, the biggest ship I’ve ever seen, passed under the West Seattle Freeway and the Swing Bridge. I waited in this quiet spot.

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The Rolling Canvas

Fuji bikes, Jinxed Philadelphia, and R.E. Load Baggage are collaborating with artists to

celebrate the union of the art and urban bicycle cultures, the Rolling Canvas Art Collective will highlight and encourage the use of bicycles as a means of artistic expression.

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