Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 10/4/13

Proposed Bill Would Require Cyclists to Register Bicycle
WMAZ – 10/3/13
State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said he wanted to get the attention of cyclists. He did just that with the proposal of House Bill 689. The proposed law would require anyone in Georgia who intends to ride a bicycle on the street, to register that bike with the state. “My goal is safety and safety only,” Rogers said Thursday during an interview with WMAZ. “It has become a problem because there are so many (bikers).”

Portland bicycle advocates, ODOT spar over removing a traffic lane on Southwest Barbur Boulevard
The Oregonian – 10/3/13
Next week, the Portland City Council may consider what the BTA’s website calls a “reasonable request” for an immediate study of the idea with ODOT and Metro. Lewis & Clark College, the City Club of Portland and the pedestrian safety group Oregon Walks have also submitted letters to City Hall in support of the plan.

SF Police Face New Scrutiny Of How Bicycle Crashes Are Investigated
CBS Local – 10/3/13
Since Moullac’s death on Aug. 14, Shahum said the Bicycle Coalition has logged complaints from more than 100 cyclists who say they were treated unfairly by police who often refused to take reports from them at crash scenes. “Officers are telling people, if you’re not hurt badly enough to get in an ambulance, we don’t need to take a report,” Shahum said.

CAFA Students Present the Museum of Bicycle Parts
Core 77 – 10/3/13
In the interest of elevating the mundane mechanic, a team of students from CAFA’s Visual Communication program saw fit to elevate the ultralocal repair shop in the heart of Dashilar into a “Museum of Bicycle Parts,” repurposing bits and pieces of hardware into jewelry and toys.

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