Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 10/2/14

An Open Letter to Co-Workers of All Cyclists
Fat Cyclist – 10/1/14
On behalf of all of us — your cycling co-workers — I’d like to express our appreciation for you. You are, by and large, really good about looking the other way when we park our bikes in our cubicles, and when we bring food into meetings that looks like it’s designed to be consumed by astronauts. And you cheerfully put up with our goofy post-ride endorphin rushes.

America’s Worst City for Bike Thefts
PhillyMag – 9/28/14
Philly has been ranked the number one major city for bike commuting; we’ve landed on the Top Bike-Friendly Cities in America list; new bike lanes are turning up everywhere. But with this increase in bikes has come a historic high for bike theft. The thefts have been on the rise for some time, according to data provided by the police department, climbing from 1,849 in 2011 to 2,122 in 2013. We’re on track to top that this year … and that’s just with the number of bike thefts that are reported.

ALDOT director expresses ‘concerns’ about adding a bicycle/pedestrian path to the proposed I-10 Bridge
AL.com – 9/29/14
A bicycle/pedestrian path on the proposed $850 million Interstate 10 Bridge creates safety concerns, could be too costly and might be impractical, the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation said Monday.

New national bicycle route to coming to Washington County
Herald Mail Media – 9/28/14
A new national bicycle route is being proposed for Washington County, adding to a growing network of nearly 6,800 miles of designated routes established across the country.

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