Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 5/29/13

City Club committee proposes bicycle excise tax
Sustainable Business Oregon – 5/29/13
A 4 percent excise tax on new bicycle sales, with revenue steered toward the production and distribution of bicycle safety materials, bicycle safety programs at schools and community centers and the purchase and installation of additional automated bicycle counters.

Lancaster man uses his bicycle to power his recycling business
Lancaster Online – 5/28/13
Scavenging metal appliances and fixtures people want to discard was a hobby of Duncan’s for a couple of years. But this spring he gave up temp-agency jobs to see if he could turn junk removal into a living.

Bicycle accidents on Memorial Causeway Bridge stump planners
Tampa Bay Times – 5/28/13
County and city representatives have formed a task force, which met last week. They discussed the subtleties of bridge and bicycle mechanics in greater detail than many people ever have or will. But as the discussion of how to improve the bridge’s safety for cyclists moves forward, officials are stumbling over a vexing question: How do you regulate or engineer against bad behavior?

Bicycle sharing gets in gear in N.Y.
SF Chronicle – 5/28/13
The nation’s biggest bicycle-sharing program got rolling Monday, as thousands of New Yorkers got their first chance to ride a network billed as a new form of public transit in a city known for it.

Sacramento metal artist creates bicycle racks with flair
Sacramento Bee – 5/24/13
Riders were securing their bikes to lamp posts and power poles, and even the little fences that encircle sidewalk cafes. “There just weren’t many good places to lock up bikes,” said the Sacramento metal artist. “I saw this as a way to create public art and have it be functional. It looked like a great market.”


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