Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 10/4/13

Proposed Bill Would Require Cyclists to Register Bicycle
WMAZ – 10/3/13
State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said he wanted to get the attention of cyclists. He did just that with the proposal of House Bill 689. The proposed law would require anyone in Georgia who intends to ride a bicycle on the street, to register that bike with the state. “My goal is safety and safety only,” Rogers said Thursday during an interview with WMAZ. “It has become a problem because there are so many (bikers).”

Portland bicycle advocates, ODOT spar over removing a traffic lane on Southwest Barbur Boulevard
The Oregonian – 10/3/13
Next week, the Portland City Council may consider what the BTA’s website calls a “reasonable request” for an immediate study of the idea with ODOT and Metro. Lewis & Clark College, the City Club of Portland and the pedestrian safety group Oregon Walks have also submitted letters to City Hall in support of the plan.

SF Police Face New Scrutiny Of How Bicycle Crashes Are Investigated
CBS Local – 10/3/13
Since Moullac’s death on Aug. 14, Shahum said the Bicycle Coalition has logged complaints from more than 100 cyclists who say they were treated unfairly by police who often refused to take reports from them at crash scenes. “Officers are telling people, if you’re not hurt badly enough to get in an ambulance, we don’t need to take a report,” Shahum said.

CAFA Students Present the Museum of Bicycle Parts
Core 77 – 10/3/13
In the interest of elevating the mundane mechanic, a team of students from CAFA’s Visual Communication program saw fit to elevate the ultralocal repair shop in the heart of Dashilar into a “Museum of Bicycle Parts,” repurposing bits and pieces of hardware into jewelry and toys.

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Bike News Review – 9/2/13

City of Charlottesville Offering Bicycle Education Classes
NBC 29 – 9/1/13
People living in Charlottesville have the chance to take free bicycling education classes this month. The city of Charlottesville is launching the pilot program in an effort to promote safe cycling.

Burleson gears up for new bicycle paths
Star Telegram – 9/1/13
Riding bikes to neighborhood schools or walking to a nearby park will be easier — and safer — thanks to federal dollars that are paving the way for more bike trails and sidewalks.

Flint’s Amtrack route is getting bicycle-friendly
M Live – 9/1/13
The Michigan Department of Transportation said in a news release that starting Sept. 6, bicycles can be transported on trains that run daily between Port Huron and Chicago via Flint, East Lansing and Kalamazoo.

Boston officials hoping to improve road safety
NECN – 8/30/13
They lured bicyclists in with free breakfast, and a bunch of vendors were present to tell people about their products that cater to bicyclists, but the real message of this bike Friday end-of-the-summer special is that they want to try to reduce the number of accidents that involve bicyclists.

Camden opens new bicycle lanes, completes roadway improvements
Star Ledger – 8/30/13
The projects, funded through a $5.6 million federal transportation grant, are part of a larger effort — a regional network of trails and bicycle lanes stretching 750 miles across Philadelphia and South Jersey. So far, 250 miles have been completed.



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Bike News Review – 7/25/13

Vibrating Bicycle Seat Combines Fifty Shades Of Grey And Cycling
Inquisitr – 7/23/13
The Happy Ride seat cover contains a vibrating stimulator, that can be controlled via a panel switch, and is designed to simply slide, inconspicuously, over your cycling seat.

Margate, Ventnor to auction recovered bicycles
Shore News Today – 7/24/13
The bicycles were either found, or recovered by police during investigations of crimes. The bicycles have been in possession of the department for at least six months and the owners are either unknown or cannot be found.

New bike path plans aim to make Atlanta more bicycle-friendly
WSBTV – 7/24/13
The Atlanta mayor and City Council want to make the city more bicycle friendly and recently allocated $2.5 million for 26 projects designed to increase safety and the number pedal powered commuters.


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