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Bike News Review – 11/12/12

Bicycle Modeling Tool to Aid Infrastructure Development Decisions
Government Technology – 11/12/12
Some city planners in California will have access to a new tool next year that could help in planning infrastructure upgrades. A bicycle model tool being developed by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) will allow officials in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties to see how proposed bike route changes could affect greenhouse gas emissions and create biker benefits like time saved. The tool is scheduled to be completed February 2013.


Shimano breaks ground on third U.S. expansion
Bicycle Retailer – 11/12/12
Shimano American broke ground Friday on a substantial expansion to its U.S. headquarters here. The expansion comes on the heels of recently announced expansions at its South Carolina warehouse and the headquarters of its Pearl Izumi division in Colorado.


Bringing Swaggerlicious Back to the Bike in Lagos
All Africa – 11/12/12
As Nigeria’s economic nerve centre battles to work out a manageable transport system for its exploding population, Park and Ride tests how bicycles can help turn Lagos into a green mega city.


Bicycle commuters win support for more bike lanes on Anchorage roads
Anchorage Daily News – 11/11/12
After a big push from bicyclists, the AMATS Technical Committee last week proposed more than doubling federal funding for the Anchorage bicycle plan from $1 million to $2.3 million for the next two years.

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