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Wired – 7/31/15
The ambitious plan calls for a network of 14 two-way bike paths, each 13 feet wide and fully segregated from automobile traffic, that would spread out over an area of about 400 square miles. No crossroads, no traffic lights. It’s an autobahn for cyclists, or, as the Germans obviously call it, a Radschnellverbindungen.

Museum Masterpieces Ride On as Bicycles
Psfk – 8/5/15
The bicycle has been called one of the most significant objects ever designed. The combination of circles, triangles and lines has inspired artists and designers to incorporate bikes into a regalia of 2D and 3D artwork. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts wanted to do something unique as part of their 100 year anniversary celebration in 2015. They approached local bicycle builder Handsome Cycles with an idea to create three custom bicycles inspired by masterpieces in their permanent collection.

Police in Japan crack down on umbrella-toting cyclists – 8/8/15
Under revised laws, holding an umbrella can be considered to constitute dangerous riding. Individuals 14 years and older who commit this or other cycling violations twice in three years are obliged to attend a three-hour safety lecture.

Dubai’s new cycling track all set to open in October
Kahleeg Times – 8/10/15
Dubai’s new 23-km cycling track is now 70 per cent complete and is slated to open to the public in October. The Seih Assalam – Nad Al Sheba track will be linked to the existing cycling lane of Seih Assalam at Al Qudra Road and extended further towards Emirates Road, Latifa bint Hamdan Road, Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Barari.
(You HAVE to see the picture! Literally a bike path to nowhere.)

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