Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 3/10/11

Nyquist, BMXers open Bayou City Bicycle Park
The Daily News (Galveston TX) – 3/10/13
One moment, kids were zooming around a BMX track and the next, the bikes had been ditched and the racers were lined up and craning their necks expectantly. It had been announced that Ryan Nyquist was signing autographs in a tent off to the side of the track at the grand opening of Bayou City Bicycle Park on Saturday and when a BMXer gets a chance to meet one of the sport’s all-time greats, well, riding can wait.

WDOT doesn’t count bicycle fatalities
My San Antonio – 3/10/13
“There’s no reporting threshold when it comes to bicycle crashes,” said Lt. Tom Kelly of the Jackson office of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “It’s pretty much up to the judgment of the trooper who responds whether it’s serious enough to write a report.”

Boris reveals £900million plan for ‘Crossrail for bicycles’ with cycle route from one side of London to the other
Daily Mail (London) – 3/8/13
The Mayor of London plans to build a ‘Crossrail for the bike’ as part of an ambitious £900m plan to build a huge cycle path through the capital. The segregated route will run for more than 15 miles from the western suburbs through the heart of London to Canary Wharf and Barking.

Drive On: Volvo invents bicycle detection system
USA Today – 3/8/13
Volvo has introduced a new safety system that detects bicyclists as they bolt in front of the car and automatically applies the car’s brakes to avoid hitting them.




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