Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 12/14/13

Bicycle-Pedestrian Trail Could Connect Dallas And Fort Worth
CBS DFW – 12/13/13
Mayors in five cities met recently with staff members from the North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department to discuss their desire to provide a 64-mile continuous network of trails between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas.

Low-income riders are rare on bike share
Bicycle Times – 12/13/13
Bike sharing systems are meant to make simple and practical transportation options available to more people, but rates of ridership among low-income users is incredibly low. According to Transportation Alternatives, only 0.5 percent of riders on New York’s CitiBike system are categorized as low-income.

San Francisco bicycle boom follows bike-friendly upgrades
SF Gate – 12/12/13
The number of people riding bikes has increased 14 percent since 2011 and 96 percent since 2006. That’s the conclusion of the 2013 bicycle count taken by the Municipal Transportation Agency in September and released Thursday.

Armored trucks see Broadway Bicycle lanes as parking spaces

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog – 12/11/13
After informing the driver politely that it was illegal to drive in the Bicycle track and to park there and being ignored, I called the 800 number of the back of the truck and ordered lunch. Since the truck was still parked there with the driver playing on his phone, I asked him again to move at which point he said he was calling 911.

 

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