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Philly to increase distracted driving, biking enforcement

After this story's publication, Andrew Stober, of the Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Utilities, clarified that people texting while walking will receive warnings from police officers but won't be fined or ticketed.

By Jul. 21, 2011


Philly to increase distracted driving, biking enforcement

To keep its streets safer, Philadelphia expands a program cracking down on certain moving violations by drivers and cyclists, and will caution people who use their cell phones while crossing streets.

By Jul. 19, 2011


Google adds biking directions to Android's Google Maps

Any urbanite knows that directions aren't created equally, especially if you're a cyclist looking to keep your limbs intact while pedaling down dangerous, car-choked streets. Google's new mapping tools for bike-riders lends a hand to two-wheeled riders.

By May. 11, 2010


Biking the Web with Yamaha

Internet-ready bicycle hooks up riders, works by cell phone.

By Oct. 15, 2007


Cyclist bikes across SF Bay, no bridge required

Next up in his quest to turn "aquatic biking" into a global phenomenon, BayCycle Project founder Judah Schiller will cross the Hudson on a bike fixed to a portable flotation device.

By Oct. 2, 2013


Ankles away! FlyFit fitness tracker worn on leg, not wrist

Bicyclists in particular may be attracted to the FlyFit ankle-mounted fitness tracker on Kickstarter.

By Feb. 18, 2014


Google Maps rolls out bike routes in six European countries

Adding Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein to the mix, the Web giant boosts mapping data for cyclists.

By May. 27, 2013


Bikestock: A vending machine for broken-down NY cyclists

Cycling in New York can be tough enough, but breaking down there? Brooklyn-based Bikestock hopes 24-hour vending machines, plus local businesses, will add up to the right help for stranded bikers.

By Jan. 7, 2014


Google Map Maker expands to more corners of Europe

Residents of Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Slovenia now can make their own contributions to Google Maps and Google Earth.

By Feb. 20, 2014