Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 8/28/13

Biking In Seattle [Infographic]
Seattle Mortgage Planners – 8/8/13
Cycling and Seattle have shared a symbiotic relationship for over a century. The city gives a lot to cyclists, particularly with the recent Master Bike Plan which is increasing biking facilities and improving safety for cyclists throughout the Seattle area.
(I love it that a financial institution is using cycling to sell people on the city. – Tom)

Franklin city streets are key to Middle TN segment of U.S. bicycle route
The Tennessean – 8/27/13
After years of work, volunteers have secured pledges of support for the route from government leaders, including some in Williamson County, along its path from near the Kentucky/Tennessee border to the Tennessee/Alabama border.

Dahon to produce, distribute Ford-branded bikes
Bicycle Retailer – 8/26/13
The line of folding and electric bikes for adults and children is expected to launch in 2014, with specific models to be determined in the coming months. All production and distribution will be handled by Dahon, and the bikes will initially be sold through select retail channels. The Ford line will also include a range of accessories.

Electric-bicycle-sharing pilot program to launch in Berkeley, San Francisco in 2014
The Daily Californian – 8/25/13
Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors granted $1.5 million for the program, which aims to increase mobility for Bay Area commuters, reduce emissions and lessen traffic congestion in the Bay Area. The program partners City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit car-sharing service, with the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies.


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