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Pope Francis to be given a custom Breezer in Philly

Bicycle Retailer – 9/22/15
Advanced Sports International, which produces Breezer bikes, is based in Philadelphia.  Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia Bicycling Advocacy Board presented the gift to Archbishop Charles Chaput in a ceremony held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on Tuesday; in connection with the gift, they announced that 100 bicycles are being donated to bicycle-based community programs in Philadelphia.

The European Parliament approves the EU Roadmap for Cycling in its plenary session

European Cyclists’ Federation – 9/9/15
The report called on the European Commission to include the EU Roadmap for Cycling in its next work agenda (#64 in the report). The EU Roadmap for Cycling is envisaged as an EU-wide strategy to assimilate and align the current relevant initiatives of the fifteen Directorates-General of the Commission, in addition to allowing for the formation of further policy measures conducive to a modal shift towards cycling.

Specialized apologises for anti-social cycling by its staff on company rides – 9/9/15
Specialized has apologized to people living in the Californian city where it is based for anti-social riding by employees on lunchtime group rides from its headquarters.

A monumental bicycle roundabout in Arnhem

Bicycle Dutch – 9/15/15
It was opened 61 years ago and it still qualifies as exceptional cycling infrastructure: the bicycle roundabout in Arnhem at Airborne Square. The Netherlands has several so-called ‘bear pits’; cycle roundabouts at a lower level than the intersection for motor traffic. This was the second one, modelled after the example of Utrecht (which was opened in 1943). One of the other examples can be found in Eindhoven, and a brand new one was recently built in Sint-Michielsgestel.

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