Wichita Falls City Officials Working on Becoming Bicycle Friendly City
KFDX – 2/9/14
Wichita Falls is in the process of applying to become designated a bicycle friendly city. To get the designation, the city has to show how they encourage biking. They’re working on shared lane projects and will have many events in may for bicycle awareness month including speeches about bike safety at local schools and having a bike to work day.
Great Bend Tribune – 2/7/14
The Kansas Department of Transportation and a consultant team led by CFG Engineers of Topeka and RDF Planning & Design of Omaha are developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. This plan will include ideas for making each of the state’s eleven scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.
SF’s voluntary bicycle registry set to launch
SF Examiner – 2/7/14
San Francisco’s voluntary bicycle registration program is set to launch this week. SAFE Bikes, a collaboration between a police advisory board and safe-streets advocates, will be aimed at reuniting owners with their stolen bicycles. It will officially launch Thursday.
Tolstoy Rode a Bike
Bike Hugger – 2/6/14
The author of “War and Peace” took his first bicycling lesson at age 67, only a month after the death of his 7-year-old son, Vanichka. He was still grieving, and the Moscow Society of Velocipede-Lovers provided him a free bike and instruction along the garden paths on his estate. He became a devotee, taking rides after his morning chores.