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Bike News Review – 11/16/14

Providence edges closer to bid for cyclo-cross World Cup
Cycling News – 11/16/14
The organisers of the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival in Providence, Rhode Island, announced this week that they intend to bid for inclusion in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup after receiving encouragement from both the UCI and the support of the state’s Governor, Lincoln Chafee, and the Mayor-elect of Providence, Jorge Elorza.

Council to consider bicycle cellphone ban
AM New York – 11/13/14
The bill would ban cellphone use while bicycling, with a safety class as punishment for first-time offenders. Treyger said he was inspired by a bicyclist texting while riding past his office on Stillwell Avenue, “veering into incoming traffic, almost causing a multi-car crash.”

Complete Bay Bridge Bike Path Moves Closer to Reality
SF Bike Coalition – 11/13/14
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been working on this campaign for years, and we’re excited that there’s finally real momentum to get one step closer to construction. Over the last few months, different teams from internationally-renown architecture firms have been submitting their application to be chosen to design a feasible alternative for a West Span bicycle and pedestrian path.

New plan to remove shuttle buses, encourage bicycle use
Daily Sabah – 11/7/14
The Turkish government’s “transformation program” announced on Thursday will introduce major changes into many aspects of daily life in order to encourage economic growth. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, flanked by his ministers, outlined the program at a press conference, but millions in big cities were especially interested in one landmark aspect of the program: the removal of shuttle buses, school buses and the introduction of more bicycle lanes.





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