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Bike News Review – 6/20/13

Interactive Bicycle Friendly America Database
Urban Velo – 6/19/13
The League of American Bicyclists is giving cyclists a handy new resource with its interactive Bicycle Friendly America Database. A part of its full site revamp, the interactive database allows users to search by state on the clickable map to find bike-friendly communities, businesses and universities, or plug in a ZIP code to connect to bike shops, BFA businesses and local events. Clickable headings and filters also let you sort communities by size and businesses by industry.

Jock Straps and Corset Reform: Let’s Pause to Appreciate Bicycling’s Gifts to the World
LAist – 6/19/13
Lately, New Yorkers have been spending their time loving—and hating—Citi Bike and everything it brings to the table. But that obsession with the bicycle dates all the way back to its invention in the 19th century and, later, the Golden Age of Bicycles.

L.A. Breaks Driving Addiction as Bike-Train Commutes Grow
SF Chronicle – 6/19/13
The city that put drive-thru restaurants on the map has doubled its network of bike lanes to 292 miles (470 kilometers) and expanded light rail by 26 percent in the past eight years, with another 18 miles of track coming by 2015. Bus and train ridership is on the rise, while the total number of passenger cars registered has declined in Los Angeles County — evidence more commuters are breaking their dependence.

NSGA: More women, fewer kids riding bikes
Bicycle Retailer – 6/20/13
Cycling participation remained relatively flat in 2012, up a negligible 0.4 percent last year to 39.3 million, according to the latest numbers from the National Sporting Goods Association.


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