Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike news Review – 10/9/14

Civic hackers are giving the Bicycle Coalition a tech upgrade – 10/7/14
Every fall, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia does a survey of biking trends across the city. It’s a big undertaking that requires an army of volunteers to watch specific intersections and note every biker (and relevant detail) they see. It’s all done manually, with pen and paper. When the civic hackers at Code for Philly heard this, they set out to build a more efficient system.

Bicycle Advocates Want Off-Road Wisconsin Avenue Crossing Restored
Bethesda Now – 10/6/14
The petition, from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, comes a few weeks after the County Council agreed not to pursue a proposal for the Bethesda Purple Line station that would have meant a separate trail tunnel for bicyclists under the busy road. The deal with the owner of the Apex Building and a third-party developer would’ve cost the county a reported $68-$70 million, though the exact figure is unknown since the discussion was held in closed session.

Brunswick piecing together grant applications to link bicycle trails
Florida Times-Union – 10/5/14
The city is seeking grant money to add another segment of bicycle/pedestrian trail to one it completed early in 2013. The proposed trail would link with one that begins at Sidney Lanier Park on U.S. 17 and ends at Fourth Avenue, providing riders and walkers with a safe route into the heart of town. Instead of following directly along U.S. 17, however, Fourth Avenue would link it to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. From there, riders could follow Prince Street to Inez Williams Park in the Dixville neighborhood.


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