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openbike.org (itself open) has inspired independent projects such as Jetrike (whose author makes plans available). Expired patents may also count as open source because inventions must be fully disclosed. See for example a linked braking system from 1978, Calderazzo's US Patent #4102439, which makes it very difficult to flip yourself over the bars. (I read ...


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Well, in many countries there is a nationwide cycling advocacy group, often organized similarly to motoring clubs. In Germany there is the ADFC, the Netherlands have the Fietsersbond, etc. A international umbrella organization is the European Cyclists'Federation. I don't think there is any global umbrella organization. These organizations are all part ...


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On a global level, there are two different takes on whether helmets should be illegal, or recommended at all, and what effect that has on bicycling in the community. Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation. The International Safety Union for Cyclists. A TEDx talk by an advocate of the former Personally, I started wearing a helmet when my first kid was born ...


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I don't know of any truly worldwide organizations of that type, and doubt any are out there. I believe you'll have an easier time finding a local organization. I believe a local organization is also going to be more effective at achieving the goals you mention. Bicycle advocacy of getting better infrastructure (roads, paths, lanes, etc) will have to be ...


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I think that advocacy organizations absolutely must operate at very local, municipal scales. Why? because every town is different and has its own unique physical, legislative, and cultural landscape. Some places struggle simply with basic acceptance of the concept of a bicycle on the road, others are concerned with expansion of sharrows/lanes/signage/parking ...


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you can also check out http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page or http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Community_Bicycle_Organizations that will show you a list of bike collectives in every country. It's not complete yet, but it's the most up to date resource I've found. You can then email a bike collective near you ...



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