Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 11/25/13

Short cut is city’s first bicycle boulevard
Post-Gazette – 11/22/13
Pittsburgh now has its first bicycle boulevard — a street on which bicycles have priority over other vehicular traffic — and it is … (drum roll) … Gold Way in Polish Hill. Gold Way is an obscure little road unless you’re one of the hundreds of drivers and cyclists who use it to get stealthily from Polish Hill to Oakland.

Tucsonans take on bicycle, pedestrian safety

Arizona Daily Star – 11/22/13
The record number of pedestrian deaths in the Tucson area — 21 so far this year — along with the steady drumbeat of bicycle collisions show now is the time to take action. If Tucson and Arizona are to keep their place as havens for bicyclists — a reputation underlined by the arrival of 8,600 cyclists for El Tour de Tucson this weekend — the body count must come down.

Behind the scenes at Divvy headquarters

Red Eye Chicago – 11/12/13
There are no signs or banners on this nondescript industrial warehouse in West Town to indicate that the 18,000-square-foot structure is headquarters for what could soon become the largest commuter cycling system in the country.


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Bike News Review – 8/25/13

Don’t worry, that dangerous bike dude is an anomaly
Aljazeera America – 8/24/13
Last year, Chris Bucchere, a cyclist in San Francisco, slid off his bike into a group of pedestrians exiting a BART station and entering the intersection of Mission and Sixth, and slammed into 71-year-old travel agent Sutchi Hui, who struck his head on the pavement and died of his injuries four days later.

Memorial for cyclist marred by SFPD harassment
SF Bay Guardian – 8/21/13
A memorial and informational event this morning at the 6th and Folsom corner where a bicyclist was fatally run over by a truck last week was marred by a tense and unsettling confrontation with an SFPD sergeant who showed up to block the bike lane with his cruiser, lecture the cyclists, and blame the victim.

Wadjda: A Girl Who Changes the World on Her Bicycle
Huffington Post – 8/23/13
The first ever feature film entirely shot in Saudi Arabia, where there are no cinemas and public spaces are segregated according to gender, is written and directed by a woman, Haifaa Al Mansour. The film tells the story of Wadjda, a rebellious 10-year-old girl, who enters a Koran-reading competition at her madrasa, planning to use the prize money to buy herself a bicycle, in a culture where women are not encouraged to cycle.

Gearing up for new ‘Bicycle Boulevard’
Deleware Online – 8/23/13
Cycling in Wilmington could soon become easier and safer with the installation of a designated bicycle network along city streets, helping to close some gaps in the system between off-street and on-street bikeways.


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