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Bike News Review – 10/9/13

Oak Park backs bicycle helmet law for minors
Chicago Tribune – 10/8/13
The Oak Park Village Board voted Monday to move forward with a new law to require children under 17 to wear helmets while cycling in the village. As proposed, the law would cite violators but not fine them, according to a recommendation from the Oak Park Board of Health.

Four More Green Waves Coming to San Francisco Streets
SF Bicycle Coalition – 10/8/13
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that it would be installing four new “Green Waves” to San Francisco streets by the Spring of 2014. On streets with green waves, the lights are timed at bicycle speed (usually 13-15 mph), allowing people on bike to encounter a series of green lights as they pedal down the bikeway.

Shutdown has Utah bike industry scrambling
Bicycle Retailer – 10/8/13
The bike industry in this famous riding area is scrambling to adapt to the federal government shutdown, which has closed the nearby national parks and other federal facilities during high season for mountain bike tourism.

Cycling Legalese: Reflectors, Lights and Liability
Urban Velo – 10/8/13
The law regarding lights and reflectors varies significantly from state to state. Failure to have the necessary lights and reflectors on your bike during a crash may negatively impact a personal injury claim, but will not necessarily bar legal recourse.

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