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Bike News Review – 2/12/14

Derry supervisors concerned about township’s responsibility for regional bicycle study
Penn Live – 2/11/14
Derry Township supervisors said they still want to see a study on linking bicycle paths in the region, but they balked at signing an agreement Tuesday because of the amount of responsibility it might entail. They voted to table it until they could review the agreement in greater detail and perhaps make some changes. The $45,000 Regional Bike Connections Study grant through the Tri-County Planning Commission has a lot of support.

Tempe police cracking down on bicycle thefts
AZ Central – 2/11/14
Tempe police are targeting bicycle thieves who have been stealing bikes, mostly from students, and selling them on Craigslist or eBay to support their drug habit, according to investigators. Police launched the operation in downtown Tempe in mid-January and it has so far resulted in the recovery of more than 30 bicycles, bike parts valued at nearly $25,000 and three arrests, said Sgt. Mike Pooley, a Tempe police spokesman.

Lawmakers Seek Investments to Make Bicycle Commuting Safer
Roll Call – 2/10/14
New Jersey Democrat Albio Sires, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is proposing an $11 million low-cost loan program to help state and local governments build sidewalks, trails and dedicated bicycle lanes. His bill (HR 3978) enjoys support from Republican co-sponsors Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who both represent parts of greater Miami, and Indiana Democrat André Carson.

How technology is changing the face of bicycle commuting
Fast Company – 2/10/14
Bicycles, with their gears and pedal power may seem like the Luddites of the transportation family, but the technology available to improve your ride is out there, it’s growing, and it’s helping more Americans consider bikes as a method of transportation than ever before.


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