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How Suburban Tokyo Promotes Cycling (without even trying)
Cycling enjoys a 14% modal share in Tokyo one of the worlds largest mega-cities. While other cities can boast higher figures the fact that, in one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, 14% of all trips made in a day are made by bicy...
Cycling enjoys a 14% modal share in Tokyo one of the worlds largest mega-cities. While other cities can boast higher figures the fact that, in one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, 14% of all trips made in a day are made by bicycle is really something Tokyo should be ...
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Inokashira Park Declares War on Bicycles (for a few weeks)
Tokyo's Inokashira Park has always been a popular cycling destination for families but it seems authorities are hell bent on putting an end to that. Over the summer months my family and I would often cycle along the Kanda River to its source, the lake in th...
Over the summer months my family and I would often cycle along the Kanda River to its source, the lake in the middle of Inokashira park. We'd park our bikes among hundreds of others in what appeared to be the designated bicycle parking area and enjoy an afternoon viewing the weekend market, ...
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A rainy afternoon ride in Tokyo.
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From the Night Pedal Cruising Halloween ride in Tokyo.
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Cycling is different in every city around there world, here are some tips for those new to cycling in Tokyo.
When cycling on the road always cycle on the left, don't argue just do it. Obey the rules of the road as if you were driving a vehicle. Don't run red lights but expect cars to rush through the intersection on orange and fresh reds, especially taxis. Don't get doored. Ride a safe distance from ...
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Anger and Intolerance are the Enemies of Correct Understanding
Recently a friend of mine was cycling to work in Adelaide, South Australia. A motorist passed him closely and at speed before slowing rapidly and turning across his path and into a side street. My friend grabbed a fist full of brakes and swerved to avoid wh...
Recently a friend of mine was cycling to work in Adelaide, South Australia. A motorist passed him closely and at speed before slowing rapidly and turning across his path and into a side street. My friend grabbed a fist full of brakes and swerved to avoid what could have been a nasty collision.
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Night Pedal Cruising Christmas Ride Deluxe 2014 in Tokyo
Ho Ho Ho! festive cyclists! Its time to dust off your Santa outfit (or obtain one if you don't own one already, shame on you!) and decorate you bike with lights, tinsel, mistletoe and whatever else you can think of because the annual Night Pedal Cruising Ch...
Ho Ho Ho! festive cyclists! Its time to dust off your Santa outfit (or obtain one if you don't own one already, shame on you!) and decorate you bike with lights, tinsel, mistletoe and whatever else you can think of because the annual Night Pedal Cruising Christmas Ride Deluxe is taking plce in ...
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Rainy Afternoon Cycling in Tokyo
So it rained in Tokyo last Saturday which game me a chance to fit a new set of Tioga Factory FS100 tyres to my Giant STP. Of course when the job was done I couldn't resist the opportunity to try them out in the wet conditions. While out and about I stopped ...
So it rained in Tokyo last Saturday which game me a chance to fit a new set of Tioga Factory FS100 tyres to my Giant STP. Of course when the job was done I couldn't resist the opportunity to try them out in the wet conditions. While out and about I stopped by the Omiya Hachimangu Shrine in ...
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Tokyo to Promote Cycling Ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced this week that it aims to encourage more people to cycle and that it will double the length of bike lanes in the city before the 2020 Summer Olympics. As always they released no details of exactly how they expecte...
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced this week that it aims to encourage more people to cycle and that it will double the length of bike lanes in the city before the 2020 Summer Olympics. As always they released no details of exactly how they expected to achieve this.
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Because everyone has an opinion of cyclists, and its not always an informed one ...
If you're looking to push a persons buttons here in Japan just ask their opinion of cyclists. More than politics or religion, when it comes to the issue of cyclists almost everyone has an extreme negative opinion and can not be persuaded from their views. And why wouldn't you have a negative ...
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Which city in Japan has the highest rate of bicycle theft? (Personally I'd like to see statistics on how many bicycles are recovered after being stolen.)
Japan has a reputation for having a low crime rate, so much so that it is not uncommon for people to leave their bicycles unlocked when parked on the street or in parking garages. But despite the belief of many that leaving a bicycle is unsafe Japan does have bicycle thieves and hundreds of ...
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11 Tips for Cyclists New to Tokyo
If you've recently arrived in Tokyo and are about to venture out on the road on your bicycle, here is a list of quick tips to get you up to speed and cycling safely. When cycling on the road always cycle on the left, don't argue just do it. Obey the rules o...
When cycling on the road always cycle on the left, don't argue just do it. Obey the rules of the road as if you were driving a vehicle. Don't run red lights but expect cars to rush through the intersection on orange and fresh reds, especially taxis. Don't get doored. Ride a safe distance from ...
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