Tuesday, June 30, 2009

iFlyz is rather useful, portable iPhone mount | iPhone Buzz

iFlyz is rather useful, portable iPhone mount | iPhone Buzz

iFlyz is rather useful, portable iPhone mount

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Sometimes watching videos or movies on your iPhone or iPod Touch can be tedious, especially when you’re sitting at home, on a plane or riding the bus. Awkward neck positions and tiring hands tend to take away from the overall experience of watching a film.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

MUEV - Electric Bike Conversion Kit Motorino-500

MUEV - Electric Bike Conversion Kit Motorino-500

Electric Bike Conversion Kit Motorino-500


Some conversion kits have better torque, some better speed. MOTORINO conversion kit has them both. The motor and controller are designed and made by Korean company. The motor is high speed brushless with steel gears made in Japan. Its small size and light weight may mislead you about its performance but you must try it to believe the high torque it provides. Its neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets motor, coupled with sophisticated controller works at 5400 rpm which after 15 times reduction increase the torque of the motor up to 70 Nm. And all this is achieved with only 17Amp current consumption from the battery.

Assembly Required!

Motor: 500W high speed brushless geared

Controller: 48V 17AH with cruise control

Battery: VRLA or 10AH Lithium-Ion

Wheel Sizes: 16”, 20”, 26”

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bicycle Friendly Community Resources

Bicycle Friendly Community Resources:
Click here for information on structure and design considerations when constructing underpasses and overpasses for bicycles

Bike Trails
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, a community resource of the National Park Service. Rivers & Trails staff work with community groups and local and State governments to conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
The Rails to Trails Conservancy’s Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
Click here for an outline of goals, policies and ongoing planning activities recommended by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to be included in every state and metropolitan Long Range Plan.
The FHWA page of links for publications, design and program guidance
A list of American Trails bike trail-related links
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), a great resource for bike trails.


Commuter Programs
Employer and employee guides for bicycling to work
More resources for encouraging employees to bike to work

Create-a-Commuter, a program from the Community Cycling Center in Portland, OR.

Bicycle commuter Mentor Program in Charlotte, NC.

Information on Spokane, WA's Bike Buddy Program
Integrated Networks
Link to Boulder, CO – a city with a well-integrated network.


Seek Funding and Build Support

Having the backing to invest in bicycle improvements and programs is essential to any community or organization. This section discusses strategies to garner long term political and financial support for bicycling and pedestrian facilities and other programs through institutionalization. It examines several keyfunding sources—governmental, private, and others-at various community levels. It also provides a brief history of major federal legislation that has provided funding for bicycle improvements.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Alliance for Biking and Walking Advocacy Grants

Alliance for Biking and Walking

The Alliance for Biking & Walking will award a total of $250,000 in
2009. Advocacy Advance Grants will range from $5,000–$30,000.
Approximately $125,000 will be available for Round 1 and another
$125,000 in Round 2.  Each round will include a balance of Start-up and
Innovation Grants.  The Alliance’s ability to award grants is dependent
upon receipt of the support pledged for this program.

Start-up / Capacity Building Grant Funding Priorities

These grants are to help catapult emerging and developing organizations with matching challenge grants. Awards of $5,000–$30,000 will match dollar for dollar new funds raised within six months. These funds are to help leverage private and public investment and launch campaigns that are proven to grow bicycling and walking. Priority for Start-up Grants will be given to organizations serving cities and states with the greatest potential for biking and walking advocacy organizations. Funding may be used to develop staff, membership, and resources to reach target outcomes that both support an increase in biking and walking and sustain the organization. Advance funding will be considered, but the majority of funding will be paid when funds have been raised and/or pledges have been committed in writing.

Innovation Grant Funding Priorities

These grants are intended to help organizations take bold steps to
increase bicycling, walking, and safety. These grants can be used to
fund activities that will:

  • Yield new sources of funding for biking and walking (e.g. new revenue streams and old programs that are ripe for change)
  • Spur groundbreaking designs (e.g. Euro designs, reprogramming of streets space)
  • Create innovative marketing and encouragement programs (e.g. new media, new audiences, social marketing)
  • Develop cause-related marketing and mainstream partnerships (e.g. transit, seniors, health, business)
  • Improve, expand or extend an existing program that promises further success

goal is to create successful models that can spread throughout North
America. Priority for Innovation Grants will be given to established
organizations who demonstrate a clear work plan to develop and freely
share their innovative program. Grants from $5,000–$30,000 will be
awarded for winning proposals. Matching funds and over-matches are
encouraged and will be evaluated favorably.

    Advocacy Advance Grants Round 2:
  • Deadline for Inquiry Application: August 26, 2009
  • Inquiry Applicant Notification: September 11, 2009
  • Deadline for Full Proposal: October 13, 2009
  • Applicant Notification: October 30, 2009

In exceptional circumstances, grant applications outside the official grant rounds will be considered. Contact Chanda for more details.

Applications must be complete and all attachments e-mailed to grants@PeoplePoweredMovement.org by the deadline date. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. If you have questions or need help with your application, do not wait until the last minute to contact the Alliance staff.

Alliance for Biking and Walking--Research and Issues