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2008-07-03 18:45:46
transportation 
Controversial development on Sausalito shores  »
Opponents of project say it could ruin vital open space and viewsheds (views).


A plan to revamp an office park near schoonmaker point is causing a stir with residents. Especially when the developer is shouting "no EIR necessary". One Sausalito resident had this comment:
"We are not about building office parks for 9-to-5 visitors so they can look out the window and look at heron then go home. That's not why people come to Sausalito," he said. "We are morphing into one big office park."
2008-06-26 11:55:48
environment 
Stan Winston, legendary designer passes away  »
Titles include: terminator, jurassic park, predator, etc.

Over the years it seemed this guy was always behind some of the most groundbreaking work in the special effects/cgi seen in major motion pictures. I know his collaboration with top directors and Industrial Light and Magic produced some of the most influential films of my early years.


2008-06-19 11:10:25
engineering 
Steve Jobs says computers are like bicycles for the mind...  »
Condors are the most efficient travelers, but the efficiency of a human bike?
This old video shows Jobs evangelical dissection of the bicycle and efficiency.


2008-05-31 13:23:03
video 
Sausalito decides to go after bicyclists  »
Apparently bicyclists are causing dangerous accidents in the city.
The people of Sausalito are upset that their cars are being scratched by passing bicyclists. The "spandex warriors", as one Sausalito city councilman said, are "the biggest problem".

2008-04-13 13:22:20
transportation 
Tread lightly on Tamalpais  »
The mountain can only take so much abuse
Please be sure to minimize the negative impacts that may occur due to mountain biking in the Mt. Tamalpais region. This article from the IJ tells about how SOD (sudden oak death) and other factors are having a cumulative toll on our precious resource.

2008-04-11 18:46:26
environment 
The man behind TREK, a "Steve Jobs-like evangelist for bicycles"  »
Gary Fisher and Lance Armstrong are some of the people involved in Trek's history
Learn about the man behind TREK bicycles and how he founded the company out of his VW van. Now I understand why there was a Volkswagen Jetta Trek edition. From Inc. magazine.

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2008-04-10 13:28:40
history 
Anti-Pollution masks for bicycling  »
for filtering out car exhaust, diesel fumes, particulate matter
I was going to invent one of these devices like ten years ago. Of course they already have them in Europe and elsewhere. I haven't seen many people using them in the states, but I don't travel much in cities etc. where such a mask would be crucial in my opinion.
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2008-04-09 22:06:33
gear 
Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians Battle it out at Annadel  »
Equestrians say that bikers 'just don't care'
It is getting more crowded out at Annadel state park in Sonoma. Home of many good trail rides amongst the 5000 acre park and thirty miles of trails. Apparently the mountain bikers have been targeted as the main villains on the trails. That is, according to the Equestrian club.

2008-04-06 13:35:27
environment 
Helmet cam downhill course  »
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A crashless run.

2008-04-06 12:41:46
video 
Klunkerz has some great footage of 70's Marin  »
The mountain biking film by director Billy Savage.
I still have not seen this documentary film. I am waiting until I am ready to see it. Here is the preview of the film. I was bummed to learn that I just missed a Fairfax screening on march 28th, oh well.

2008-04-05 15:59:39
video 
China Camp technical course  »
tech certification
Some good riding on the outlying trails. Some nice air's and stack included.

2008-04-05 15:57:14
video 
Bay Area commission backs bike lanes on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge  »
The BCDC has arose in favor of bike lanes on Richmond bridge
Backers of a plan to create a bicycle and pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge got a boost Thursday when a key agency encouraged access, despite opposition from Caltrans

2008-04-03 22:37:10
transportation 
San Francisco's Plan for a Citywide Bicycle Network  »
A giant leap toward meeting european standards for bike networks
A few days ago I mentioned the fact that SF has a wonderful bike plan for the city that has been put on hold due to C.A.R. (Coalition for Adequate Review). The people at car are using CEQA laws concerning full environmental impact review to fight a plan that is good for the environment. A clever ploy concerning planning tactics, but a move that has potentially cost the city a large immeasurable toll to date. CAR's main concern is parking. Parking is without a doubt a huge concern in the City, as in any city. But SF is being held back from becoming more on track as a model city for implementing sustainable design. I say sustainable because at the projected growth rate for SF there will never be enough parking anyway. Bikes and refined public transportation will be the best mitigation for the future traffic situation in San Francisco.

Check the link to the SF bike coalition's website to see the SF bike network plan.


2008-04-03 09:57:17
transportation 
Let the Walking Begin  »
2 Million dollars in funds toward walking paths
Marin cities received their first portions of a 100 million dollar federal grant fund that aims to improve both pedestrian and bike paths. Marin has been slotted to receive 20 million total from the fund to continue its role at the forefront of bicycle and pedestrian based transportation development in the USA.

2008-04-02 08:01:54
transportation 
Will new S.F. bike plan ever be passed?  »
CAR, the Coalition for Adequate Review, fights against more bike lanes
There is an excellent bike plan in the works for San Francisco by city planners which will add thirty miles or more of bike lanes in the City.
However, CAR, has been fighting the plan based on inadequate environmental review of the plan: "Rob Anderson, the citizen behind the lawsuit, said the city catered to a vocal minority of bicyclists without sufficiently studying effects on the driving public and merchants who want convenient parking for their customers."


2008-04-01 11:15:31
transportation 

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