Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike Lanes, Sharing and Lane Sharing – Bike News Review – 1/30/14

Website Lets Public Weigh in On Bicycle Improvement Issues in City
Corona del Mar Today – – 1/30/14
The Draft Bikeways Network is a “key component of the master plan details the proposed bicycle network and possible improvements,” according to an email from Brad Sommers, an assistant city engineer. “As this includes a lot of information (traditionally shown on a very busy exhibit), the project team has developed an interactive website where you can view draft recommendations for bikeway facilities including off-street bikeways, on-street bike lanes, bike routes, and bike boulevards,” he wrote.

Hitting the Brakes on Bicycle Lanes
Alexandria Times – 1/30/14
The debate over bike lanes on a stretch of King Street that has roiled the Taylor Run neighborhood will roll on for several more months.

City bike share program may compete with University’s program
The Daily Texan – 1/29/14
Austin will add three new bike kiosks near campus to its bike sharing program, but the additions may conflict with an existing student-run bike-rental program. B-cycle manages the Bike Share of Austin, an Austin government-sponsored program that began in December. The program allows users to pay a day rate or buy an annual membership to rent a bike, which can be returned to any of 11 bike kiosks throughout the city.

Plan to make S.W. 14th bicycle-friendly ‘quiet street’ approved
Des Moines Register – 1/27/14
The trip between Gray’s Lake Park and Blank Park Zoo could soon get a lot more peaceful for bicyclists. Southwest 14th Street in Des Moines is set to become the state’s first designated quiet street, with lower traffic volumes and lower speed limits that make it more conducive to cycling.

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Bike News Review – 11/15/13

Residential parking sacrificed to bicycle lanes: Bike “wars?”
The Washington Times – 11/14/13
While many may claim they support alternate forms of transportation and bike-friendly communities, an individual’s views quickly change when they are forced to give up something that they feel entitled to, namely street parking close to their home.

San Jacinto: 40 cited in bicycle/pedestrian crackdown
The Press-Enterprise – 11/14/13
Forty people were cited by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies in San Jacinto Wednesday, Nov. 13, during a crackdown on pedestrian- and bicycle-related traffic violations. The operation targeted drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians, riders of bicycles, scooters and skateboards who do not wear helmets, and pedestrians making unsafe street crossings.

Boston unveils first bicycle helmet vending machine
Chicago Tribune – 11/13/13
The machine dispenses helmets for a rental fee of $2, if they are returned within 24 hours, or for purchase at $20. Returned helmets will be removed from the machine to be inspected and sanitized, the statement said.

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