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Bike News Review – 9/24/13

Tuttle bicycle program honors Duane Swisher
Journal Review – 9/24/13
Tuttle Middle School students take off down Wallace Avenue on Monday morning on their way to Hoover field. The bicycles were donated to Andy Craig’s PE classes by the Rock River Cyclists in memory of Duane Swisher, who was killed in a cycling accident this summer.

US bike commuting up, Census data shows
Bicycle Retailer – 9/23/13
According to the League of American Bicyclists, this was the largest year-on-year increase since 2007-2008. The League also cited a 61.6 percent increase in bicycle commuting since 2000. The League also cited an 11 percent in crease in women bike commuters since 2011, saying that growth in bike commuting by women is outpacing that of men.

Victory for California cyclists: Riders get their three-foot cushion
Los Angeles Times – 9/23/13
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law the “three-foot rule,” requiring cars to keep at least 36 inches from cyclists when passing, or to slow to a safe speed if they for some reason are prevented from keeping their distance.

Life in the bike lane too often creeps onto the sidewalk
The Post and Courier – 9/22/13
The police and Charleston Moves are doing their best to educate people. Both will be at the College of Charleston’s bike auction Friday, handing out bike law booklets.


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