Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 4/24/13

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Police Seek Bicycle Ban
Eurasianet – 7/24/13
Police in authoritarian Uzbekistan’s capital are often accused of taking a hard line on fun. This week they’re living up to the reputation. Citing the hazard bicycles pose to traffic, Tashkent police have launched a campaign to seize bicycles from residents and fine cyclists, according to the private Novyy Vek newspaper.

Bay Bridge bicycle path opens Sept. 3, but only partway
Contra Costa Times – 7/24/13
Cyclists who have long waited to pedal across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge may find opening day a tasty appetizer but an unsatisfying meal. Only the first two-thirds of the new pedestrian walkway and bike lane will be accessible Sept. 3, the same day transportation officials plan to shift cars and trucks onto the new 2.2-mile span. The old bridge sits in the way of the remaining third, and it cannot be removed until traffic is on the new span.

The Power of the Pub Crawl
Bicycling – 7/24/13
What is the single most powerful thing an individual can do to promote bicycling? The answer is obvious: Organize a pub crawl. Okay, sure, it sounds flippant. But I’m serious.


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