18 Jul '11, 3pm

The Bike Factor: Disability and the ability to ride a bicycle, by @ellyblue

Cyndi Sutter's trike helped her to feel free again after a brain injury. Photo: Elly Blue People with disabilities need cars to get around. I can't count the number of times I've been told this. At events, in blog comments, from friends and strangers in conversation. Sometimes I hear it from people who have direct experience with disability. More often the point is produced as part of an argument against making cities bike-friendly. For many people with disabilities, cars don't just symbolize independence and freedom, they make those things possible. But this isn't universally true, and it isn't always so simple. Disability advocates often speak of disabilities as a social construct, defined in part by the reality of a missing limb or a head injury, but even more so by the environment and tools available. For instance, in places where glasses are available, being moderatel...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-07-18-the-bike-factor-d...

Tweets

disabilityCycling Disability & the ability to r...

grist.org 18 Jul '11, 9pm

Cyndi Sutter's trike helped her to feel free again after a brain injury. Photo: Elly Blue People with disabilities need ca...

Hiplok is a wearable bike lock and as @lloydalter points out, it isn't just for tattooed hipsters, despite the photos:

Hiplok is a wearable bike lock and as @lloydalt...

treehugger.com 18 Jul '11, 4pm

The designers call it " the world's first bicycle lock developed specifically to be worn on the body." It is adjustable an...

Check out photos from this weekend's world naked bike ride in NYC: via @adavies47

Check out photos from this weekend's world nake...

treehugger.com 26 Jul '11, 4pm

Sunday was a big day in New York City. It was the first day of legalized gay marriage, so there was plenty of celebrating ...

Amazing bamboo bike is grown, not manufactured: via @grist

Amazing bamboo bike is grown, not manufactured:...

grist.org 22 Jul '11, 7pm

The complicated weave of the Ajiro bike would be work-intensive to achieve through conventional means -- it takes a lot of...

How do you design a bike that will make people ...

grist.org 27 Jul '11, 4pm

is a challenge, sponsored in part by Levi's, to bike designers and constructors to build "The Ultimate Modern Utility Bike...