National Bike Challenge grows in second year
Bicycle Retailer – 10/2/13
The challenge, held from May 1 through Sept. 30, drew participation from nearly 35,000 people who rode more than 18 million miles this summer. That’s up from 2012, it’s inaugural year, when more than 30,000 participants logged 12 million miles. Prizes were awarded monthly and at the end of the challenge based on points accumulated from mileage.
Folsom Street Pilot to Be in Ground by End of Year
SF Bicyle Coalition – 10/1/13
Today, the City announced its plan for a Folsom Street pilot which includes a buffered bikeway, reduced pedestrian crossing distances and traffic calming and lane reduction between 4th and 11th Streets. The important safety improvements are set to be on the ground by the end of the year.
Bicycle lane plan for Fort Avenue advances
The News & Advance – 10/1/13
Lynchburg is advancing a bicycle lane plan that will chip away at on-street parking on Fort Avenue. But the proposal has been refined to ensure no Fort Avenue residents are left without parking, city officials said.