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.
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.
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.