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Bike News Review – 8/14/14

Bicycle group plans to add 3 new bike rental stations
Des Moines Register – 8/9/14
Armed with a government grant and increasing usage, organizers of Des Moines B-cycle are planning to add three new bike rental stations and 10 to 15 new bikes next year. The Des Moines Bicycle Collective, which operates the bike-sharing program, is considering three locations: at the east side of the Iowa Capitol building; at East Fourth and East Locust streets; and at 10th and Walnut streets.

Redding police bicycle patrols targeting problems
KRCR – 8/7/14
The Redding Police Department started patrolling the downtown and Hilltop Drive areas on bicycles last week. This change is intended to allow police officers interact with businesses in the community and also patrol areas they wouldn’t have access to in a vehicle or on a motorcycle. On Thursday, thanks to the new change, officers were able to get rid of an abandoned van that was used by transients and was causing trouble for surrounding businesses.

Four common myths about bicycle safety, busted
Oregon Live – 8/7/14
A “Bike Rodeo” put on by the Hillsboro Police Department and Hillsboro Main Library on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the library was attended by approximately 43 children. A pamphlet distributed at the event, crediting John Williams of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking as its primary author, includes a list of four common bicycling myths and the truth about them:

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