Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 2/25/14

Daly City seeking grant funding for bicycle, pedestrian upgrades along John Daly Boulevard
SF Examiner – 2/25/14
Daly City is planning to add bicycle lanes and pedestrian improvements to the stretch of John Daly Boulevard that connects Top of the Hill to the Daly City BART station, but the extent of upgrades may depend on grant funding.

Va. bicycle-friendly legislation may still have traction
Pilot Online – 2/25/14
It’s been a rough ride for such legislation in past sessions, but advocates were cheered when Sen. Bryce Reeves’ bill (SB97) was approved by a House of Delegates subcommittee Monday on a 5-2 vote. The measure from Reeves, R-Fredericksburg, would increase the minimum clearance when a motor vehicle passes a bicycle from 2 to 3 feet.

Cascade Bicycle Club’s new path: more riding, less politics
Seattle Times – 2/23/14
After years of upheaval about the club’s direction, Kiker is taking it down a more inclusive path, with less emphasis on lobbying and a more welcoming tone.

Your input can help Fort Collins become a world-class bicycle-friendly community
Coloradoan – 2/23/14
Bicycling still represents a relatively small slice of the transportation pie for the Fort Collins community. Significant untapped potential lies within our community to drastically increase the number of people choosing to bicycle for transportation or other reasons.

Main Street Fairmont To Develop Bicycle, Pedestrian Connectivity Plan
WBOY – 2/21/14
Main Street Fairmont has received grant money to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity plan for the city. This is all part of the Growing Healthy Communities Initiative across the state.


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Bike News Review – 9/24/13

Tuttle bicycle program honors Duane Swisher
Journal Review – 9/24/13
Tuttle Middle School students take off down Wallace Avenue on Monday morning on their way to Hoover field. The bicycles were donated to Andy Craig’s PE classes by the Rock River Cyclists in memory of Duane Swisher, who was killed in a cycling accident this summer.

US bike commuting up, Census data shows
Bicycle Retailer – 9/23/13
According to the League of American Bicyclists, this was the largest year-on-year increase since 2007-2008. The League also cited a 61.6 percent increase in bicycle commuting since 2000. The League also cited an 11 percent in crease in women bike commuters since 2011, saying that growth in bike commuting by women is outpacing that of men.

Victory for California cyclists: Riders get their three-foot cushion
Los Angeles Times – 9/23/13
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law the “three-foot rule,” requiring cars to keep at least 36 inches from cyclists when passing, or to slow to a safe speed if they for some reason are prevented from keeping their distance.

Life in the bike lane too often creeps onto the sidewalk
The Post and Courier – 9/22/13
The police and Charleston Moves are doing their best to educate people. Both will be at the College of Charleston’s bike auction Friday, handing out bike law booklets.


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