Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 8/25/13

Don’t worry, that dangerous bike dude is an anomaly
Aljazeera America – 8/24/13
Last year, Chris Bucchere, a cyclist in San Francisco, slid off his bike into a group of pedestrians exiting a BART station and entering the intersection of Mission and Sixth, and slammed into 71-year-old travel agent Sutchi Hui, who struck his head on the pavement and died of his injuries four days later.

Memorial for cyclist marred by SFPD harassment
SF Bay Guardian – 8/21/13
A memorial and informational event this morning at the 6th and Folsom corner where a bicyclist was fatally run over by a truck last week was marred by a tense and unsettling confrontation with an SFPD sergeant who showed up to block the bike lane with his cruiser, lecture the cyclists, and blame the victim.

Wadjda: A Girl Who Changes the World on Her Bicycle
Huffington Post – 8/23/13
The first ever feature film entirely shot in Saudi Arabia, where there are no cinemas and public spaces are segregated according to gender, is written and directed by a woman, Haifaa Al Mansour. The film tells the story of Wadjda, a rebellious 10-year-old girl, who enters a Koran-reading competition at her madrasa, planning to use the prize money to buy herself a bicycle, in a culture where women are not encouraged to cycle.

Gearing up for new ‘Bicycle Boulevard’
Deleware Online – 8/23/13
Cycling in Wilmington could soon become easier and safer with the installation of a designated bicycle network along city streets, helping to close some gaps in the system between off-street and on-street bikeways.


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