Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 11/17/13

Coble co-sponsors Bipartisan Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act
The Times News – 11/15/13
U.S. Reps. Howard Coble, R-N.C., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Mike McCaul , R-Texas, have introduced the bipartisan Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to set separate measures for motorized and non-motorized safety, according to a news release.

Seven-story bicycle has no purpose, is awesome anyway
Grist – 11/15/13
A Swiss architecture firm called Bureau A designed this contraption for “a local bar and cultural center” in Hanoi, Vietnam, called Ta di Oto. It’s a bike with a tower, that has seven “stories” — seven different levels you can sit on, really. It looks like it’s about the height of a one-story building.

Bill Makes Bike-Sharing Benefits Tax-Deductible
Beyond Chron – 11/15/13
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is cosponsoring a bill to officially recognize bike sharing as the newest category of public transit, at least in the eyes of the IRS. Unfortunately, the bill is limited by a persistent oversight in tax policy that restricts its benefits to those who both live and work in areas that have bikesharing stations.


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