Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 2/21/14

Expanding Bicycle Education for Professional Drivers
SF Bike Coalition – 2/20/14
Who sets the tone for our streets? Certainly we all do, but professional drivers play a powerful role in shaping our streets and thus have an increased responsibility to understand all rules of the road. Four people were killed on bicycles in San Francisco last year, all hit by professional drivers of large vehicles.

Bicycle advocates discuss Westlake next steps – 2/19/14
About two dozen bicycle advocates met Tuesday evening at Fremont Brewing Company to plan next steps for Westlake Avenue N. After Westlake Stakeholders dropped their lawsuit against the City of Seattle holding up the Bicycle Master Plan, the design phase of the protected bike lane along the busy corridor is back in process.

Battle in the bike lanes of Amsterdam
The Telegraph – 2/13/14
Despite calls for scooters to be banned from the bike paths, the Dutch government has allowed this to carry on. The Foundation for Road Safety Research (SWOV) estimates that a ban would save around 260 victims a year in Amsterdam from ending up in hospital or emergency care.

Los Angeles launching its 1st “Bicycle Friendly Business District”
Tree Hugger – 2/19/14
TreeHugger has published a few articles about how bicycling boosts business. It seems that policymakers in Los Angeles have been following this story as well. They’ve developed a “Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD)” program there, which is aimed at bringing more bicyclists to commercial corridors. The first BFBD will be in Northeast Los Angeles.


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