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Bike News Review – 10/15/12

Self-service bicycle repair station installed northwest of UC Berkeley campus
The Daily Californian – 10/14/12
The do-it-yourself repair station is the first of three planned by the UC Berkeley Office of Parking and Transportation as part of a wider effort to accommodate increasing demand for bicycle services on campus and in the city of Berkeley.

More Evidence of Bicycle Industry Growth in USA
EV World – 10/14/12
A number of reports over the last few years have illustrated the economic benefits of building bicycling infrastructure: from job creation to reductions in health care spending, investment in bike lanes and paths (as well as walking infrastructure) pays off. Now the League of American Bicyclists has updated its 2009 study 28The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure Investments, and the news continues to impress. Bicycle manufacturing, infrastructure development, and bike-focused tourism are still strong bets in an economy still struggling to grow. Nearby bicycling facilities even improve home values.

Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Save Lives
US News and World Report – 10/14/12
Cyclists who died of a head injury were three times less likely to be wearing a helmet than those who died of other injuries, according to the study, which was published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Community to launch affordable bicycle exchange for residents
The Daily Targum – 10/14/12
Volunteers at the bike exchange will fix up used bikes collected from donations and sell them at affordable prices, said Brian Stromberg, a volunteer coordinator for the New Brunswick Bike Exchange.

 

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