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Car2go adds bike racks to about half of its Smart ForTwo fleet in Portland.

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A British woman struck a teenage bicyclist but refused to stop because she feared the bloodied boy would upset her children.

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Forget FEMA. Portland, Oregon's relief – if and when the Big One hits – might just come in the form of an army of bike riders. Most likely fueled by caffeine rations.

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Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of versatility to what used to just be a thing to keep your bike from getting nicked.

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Can you imagine how uncomfortable it would be to drive a car without a suspension? Now, think about being stuck like that everyday. That is the situation for many people in wheelchairs. A company from Israel has come up with an ingenious solution that goes on sale later this year, though. The Softwheel combines a suspension and wheel into a single unit.

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This is the Yamaha Tricity, a weird, three-wheeled scooter that seems to think it's a sport bike. When parked, it looks more or less like you're average scooter, but thanks to a front axle that can keep the front wheels parallel, like past offerings from Piaggio, this scooter is able to lean through turns while remaining stable when riding straight.

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Frequent cyclists know that cars are among of the biggest dangers on the road. Many of drivers aren't very good at sharing the road, and that's exactly the case with this pickup driver. To make matters worse, its payload isn't even properly strapped down. However, that might have saved this rider. It gave him the one-in-a-million shot of getting knocked off his bike one moment and a split-second later lying on a mattress.

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How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily reports.

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That bike-friendly city of Bogota finally came to the conclusion that two wheels are worth seven days, not just one. The Colombian capital, which has been hosting car-free days regularly since 2000, expanded the idea and held its first-ever car-free week earlier this month, Treehugger says. Coordinated by the organization "Mejor en Bici" ("Better on Bike"), the event spurred about 600,000 people a day to leave their cars at home.

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It may have taken a full generation for Queen's 1978 oddball anthem Bicycle Race to take effect, but by golly, folks in the band's native UK, not to mention the rest of Europe, are getting the rather operatic message. Last year, Europeans bought more bicycles than light-duty vehicles in 25 of the 27 EU member nations, reflecting the dual realities of a sputtering economy and rising fuel prices, NPR reports.

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We've seen automakers partner with bicycle manufacturers on numerous sets of wheels in the past. Some tempt and disappoint, but this strikes us as one of the cooler auto-branded bikes we've seen. (But then this writer has always been partial to Italian style.)

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Amy and Corey Waldman were riding a motorcycle down US35 in Ohio, when Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Jacob Daymon ran into the back of their bike with his police cruiser. The resulting impact, which was caught on the cruiser's dash cam, shows the bike's riders thrown off, with the motorcycle, or parts of it, flying up onto the hood.

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Ed. Kickstarter Kombat is a new recurring series on the TRANSLOGIC blog that profiles two active Kickstarter campaigns and asks readers to vote on the idea they like best. The TRANSLOGIC blog staff does not endorse or contribute to the campaigns featured within the Kickstarter Kombat posts. Reader votes will have no direct bearing on the outcome of the Kickstarter campaign.

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Nick O'Leary, grandson of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and starting tight end for the Florida State Seminoles, received a rather brutal lesson in the laws of physics. An inattentive Lexus driver pulled out in front of the FSU player while he was traveling along on his motorcycle. The resulting collision ejected O'Leary from his bike, sending him sailing down the road for an estimated 75 to 100 feet, and the whole thing was captured on video.

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When does a bike stop being a bike? Apparently, not when a rocket is propelling it to a land speed world record. French cyclist François Gissy used hydrogen peroxide to propel himself to 163 miles per hour along an open stretch of road in Munchhouse, France, setting a new world speed record in the rocket-powered bicycle category, according to road.cc.

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Last weekend, Los Angeles' Venice Boulevard was shut down from the beach nearly to downtown for Ciclavia, an event in which cyclists take over one of the city's primary east-west arteries. One of the riders that day was Richie Trimble, who was pedaling from 14.5 feet in the air on a homemade bicycle dubbed Stoopid Tall.

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Lamborghini, not finished celebrating its 50th anniversary with special models like the Veneno, has subtracted two wheels for the next stage of the party. The BMC Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition Impec is the second go-round of the collaboration between Swiss bicycle maker BMC and the Italian carmaker, both based on linking the carbon-fiber framed Impec to the carbon-fiber bodied Aventador.

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It's certainly a long way from Pee-Wee Herman and his bike. We think it's just as cool, though. California-based aerospace engineer Dan Hanebrink is pitching four electric-powered bike models, including one that's a lot closer to motorcycle than bicycle.

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Motocross crash could have been a lot more severe

Videos of accidents might be a dime a dozen, but this one takes an unusual twist. As Andrew Gluvna, of Phoenix, rounds a corner during this F2 race, he can't avoid crashing into a rider who fell in front of him.

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What do electric bikes, cars without doors and pod cars have in common? They are all "Micro-Mobility Models," according to Frost & Sullivan, and we're going to be seeing many, many more of them in big cities in the years to come.

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has officially approved the electric Zero XU for use in the organization's rider training courses. The electron-powered XU offers a number of advantages for novice riders, including a low seat height, quiet operation and a direct-drive system that eliminates additional learning barriers like clutch and gearbox operation. The bikes are also extremely lightweight, tipping the scales at a mere 221 pounds with the battery pack in place.

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