Bike Biz, 9/30/15
Aldi has been making the headlines for all the right reasons lately, while many of its longer established UK rivals have been struggling. Now the firm has boosted its PR stock further by becoming the first supermarket to sign up to the #ChooseCycling network.
Governments are good at promising more infrastructure but too often they’re poor at delivery. Here are four cycling projects the Victorian Government appears to have dropped in a black hole.
The Guardian, 9/29/15
When the outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson published his in 2013 it was greeted with a wave of adulation by the middle class press that has barely rolled back since. Media coverage of Johnson’s decidedly average eight years in power – often dipping below average on transport issues – has been indulgent at best, but on this phase of his uneven cycling odyssey, it has been positively grovelling.
Maryland DOT, 9/29/15
Following through on his commitment to build a balanced transportation network, Governor Larry Hogan today announced $14.9 million in grants for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trails across the state. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a total of 63 grants, including $2.77 million in Bikeways Program grants, $1.03 million in Recreational Trails Program grants, and $11.1 million in Transportation Alternatives Program grants. MDOT awarded the grants to counties, municipalities and non-profit organizations.