Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 2/24/13

City bicycle traders fear Chinese invasion in market
Hindustan Times – 2/24/13
The three-day India International Cycle Expo-2013 that kicked-off at Government College for Girls here on Friday is seeing a lot of activity among the traders and the consumers. But the cycle industry in Ludhiana, which has developed and manufactured new techniques to create modern bicycles, is now facing many problems and the fear of China to eat into its profits also looms.

Bicycle dealers seldom ask for ID proof; cops lax in checking
The Times of India – 2/24/13
Despite the police making it compulsory for the bicycle traders to ask and keep identity proofs from their customers, a rule in force after the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, which claimed 70 lives, was proven that the IEDs were planted in bicycles, majority of traders in the Walled City and others parts don’t abide by it.

Health board backs initiative to make streets pedestrian and bicycle-friendly – 2/23/13
An initiative to make streets more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists received unanimous backing Wednesday from the Lenawee County health board.

Phila. pedestrian/bicycle road safety campaign is in your face
Philadelphia Business Journal – 2/23/13
One ad shows the shape of a stop sign with the message, “The sign doesn’t say ‘Sorta Stop.” Another shows the international image of a pedestrian with the line, “Thank you for not running pedestrians over.” Still another shows the image of a cell phone with the tagline, “The most dangerous part of your commute.”



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