Bicycles http://nhpr.org en Third Person Charged In Deadly Hampton Bike Crash http://nhpr.org/post/third-person-charged-deadly-hampton-bike-crash <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A third person has been charged in connection with a crash into a group of cyclists in New Hampshire over the weekend that killed two women from Massachusetts.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Nineteen-year-old Scott Martin of Seabrook is facing a charge of allowing 19-year-old Darriean Hess to drive his car without a license.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:16:13 +0000 Associated Press 35707 at http://nhpr.org Third Person Charged In Deadly Hampton Bike Crash Slideshow: In The Wake Of The Crash On 1A http://nhpr.org/post/slideshow-wake-crash-1a <p>Three days after the tragic collision that killed two cyclists participating in the Granite State Wheelmen's Tri-state Seacoast Century, NHPR's Emily Corwin&nbsp;went back to the scene of the accident. &nbsp;</p><p>There were no flowers left in memorial, just a train of debris, marked with orange police-paint, on the southbound shoulder.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:00:47 +0000 Emily Corwin 35581 at http://nhpr.org Slideshow: In The Wake Of The Crash On 1A A Bicycle Built From Bamboo: Can It Get This Alabama Town Back On Track? http://nhpr.org/post/bicycle-built-bamboo-can-it-get-alabama-town-back-track <p><strong>Lance Rake </strong>is Professor of <a href="http://www.sadp.ku.edu/design/industrial/">Industrial Design </a>at the University of Kansas and the creative force behind “The Semester Bicycle,” a sleek and durable bike&nbsp; made of bamboo grown just three blocks from an assembly shop in Greensboro, Alabama. He’s collaborating with community development organizations in Greensboro to create more than an innovative bike, but a new manufacturing model to pull a town in an economic standstill back into the race.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35041 at http://nhpr.org A Bicycle Built From Bamboo: Can It Get This Alabama Town Back On Track? Getting Serious About Cycling In NH http://nhpr.org/post/getting-serious-about-cycling-nh <p>As more New Hampshire communities adopt bike-friendly policies, more Granite Staters are taking to two wheels instead of four, encouraged by programs such as "Complete Streets" and new rail trails. But along with expansion has come some tension -- with cars and&nbsp;pedestrians --&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;debates over how scarce resources will be spent.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>Guests: </u></strong></p><p><strong>-Larry Keniston, </strong>Intermodal Facilities Engineer, Rail and Transit Bureau, <a href="http://www.nh.gov/dot/programs/bikeped/"><u>N.H. Department of Transportation</u></a>.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:00:33 +0000 Laura Knoy 31737 at http://nhpr.org Getting Serious About Cycling In NH Learning To Love The Tour De France http://nhpr.org/post/learning-love-tour-de-france <p>I was deep in western New York for the July fourth holiday. We had loads of fun and the weather was mostly great. The one sour note was not being able to find Wimbledon on the available television channels…we searched for Wimbledon and found live coverage of the Tour de France. In addition to having no interest in watching the race, I realized that I had no idea how to watch the Tour de France. I’m not alone, apparently because each year when the spotlight turns again to spandex, millions of Americans shrug and say “meh!”</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:20:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31472 at http://nhpr.org Learning To Love The Tour De France What To Do Tonight: Rufus Wainwright and Bikes! http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-tonight-rufus-wainwright-and-bikes <p>You may have heard that the city of Concord is contemplating designs for a major overhaul of it’s downtown.&nbsp;Tonight, the Central New Hampshire bicycling coalition is hosting an event called Bike-toberfest at Red River Theatres in Concord. The idea is to bring people together to talk about how bike transportation could fit into the design, and to view some short films featuring bicycles. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:53:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15405 at http://nhpr.org What To Do Tonight: Rufus Wainwright and Bikes! On the Road, with Cars and Bicycles http://nhpr.org/post/road-cars-and-bicycles <p></p><p>It’s been an uneasy relationship, with&nbsp;cyclists saying cars rule the roads, and drivers saying&nbsp;cyclists flout the law. In recent years, these groups have made some headway when it comes to relations, with more bike lanes and more education on avoiding collisions. But conflicts still flare up and many say there’s still plenty of room for improvement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Guests:</p><p><strong>Larry Keniston</strong>: Intermodal Facilities Engineer, Rail and Transit Bureau, <a href="http://www.nh.gov/dot/programs/bikeped/">N.H. Department of Transportation</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:00:07 +0000 Laura Knoy 11188 at http://nhpr.org On the Road, with Cars and Bicycles Rye Selectmen Pass Single-File Rule http://nhpr.org/post/rye-selectmen-pass-single-file-rule <p>Selectmen in the Seacoast town of Rye have voted to require cyclists to ride single file on all roads in the town.&nbsp;The ordinance passed despite opposition from the community, and it&nbsp;also requires pedestrians to walk single file on Rye roads.</p><p>Similar rules are in place in Newington and Newcastle. Supporters of single file ordinances say that the narrow, winding roads on the seacoast don&rsquo;t have space for two cyclists abreast.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 18:05:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5821 at http://nhpr.org Rye Selectmen Pass Single-File Rule Today's Bike-to-Work Day, Show Us Your Ride http://nhpr.org/post/todays-bike-work-day-show-us-your-ride <p>Today is bike-to-work day, an annual event across the country to promote the healthy and environmentally-friendly option of riding a bicycle to work. NPR wants to see your photos and so do we!</p><p>Post a photo of you and your bicycle to twitter and instagram using the hashtag #NHPRbike and #NPRbike. NHPR will retweet your photo and post it to this slideshow.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s resident bike expert and environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown took a shot this morning of his bike on his daily commute, where he also stopped to get fresh milk and eggs on his way to work.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 14:02:34 +0000 5096 at http://nhpr.org Today's Bike-to-Work Day, Show Us Your Ride Motorist-Cyclist Tensions on the Seacoast http://nhpr.org/post/motorist-cyclist-tensions-seacoast <p>Tonight selectmen in Rye will hear from the town&#39;s lawyer about the legality of a new cycling ordinance in that town.&nbsp;Cycling - both for commuting and recreation - is on the rise, but so too is the number of cars on the road, and&nbsp;recently on the seacoast, tensions between cyclists and drivers have flared. Mon, 14 May 2012 21:56:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 4787 at http://nhpr.org Motorist-Cyclist Tensions on the Seacoast Schwinners on Pursuit of Losers http://nhpr.org/post/schwinners-pursuit-losers <p>What do you do when someone steals your bike? Grab your GPS and find them, of course. One cyclist switches gears on the underground trail of bike theft.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:33:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Todd Bookman 1609 at http://nhpr.org Schwinners on Pursuit of Losers