Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 9/17/13

Police Enforce Bicycle Safety In Boston; 40 Citations Issued
CBS Boston – 9/12/13
A team of officers from the Boston Police, Mass. State Police, Brookline Police, BU Police and Transit Police converged on one of the most dangerous intersections for bicycles in Boston this morning to educate and enforce the laws.

Buy the Wu-Tang Clan bicycle
Consequence of Sound – 9/13/13
No doubt plenty of you have already updated your Christmas lists to include Wu-Tang Clan’s new holiday sweater, perhaps placing in between GWAR-BQ sauce and Iceage’s knife. But before you send that finalized letter off to Old Saint Nick, it’s going to need one more addition: the Wu-Tang Clan bicycle. That’s right, boys and girls, a bicycle built for Wu.

Flemington police begin bicycle patrols; ‘rapport’ cited as a primary benefit – 9/16/13
The borough Police Department has acquired four special bicycles, and they are being put to use. Patrolman Brian McNally, who has spearheaded this initiative, says that a cop on bicycle is out there with the people and they find him easier to talk with than a cop in a patrol car. Community police is all about “rapport,” said McNally.

American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach celebrates trailblazing bicycle education program
Easy Reader News – 9/16/13
With the conclusion of the morning’s “Blessing of the Bikes” ceremony, American Martyrs, a K-8 private Catholic school in Manhattan Beach, became the first school in the South Bay to integrate a bicycle safety curriculum into regular class instruction. Tailored specifically for each grade, the curriculum, instructed by three specially certified teachers, will teach students and parents bicycle safety, road rules as well as health and environmental benefits from cycling.

Bicycle network map of Carlisle Borough available
Cumberlink – 9/16/13
Free maps of Carlisle Borough’s recently completed 13.8 mile Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Network are now available from the Cumberland Valley Visitor’s Bureau, Carlisle Police Department, the borough hall, some downtown merchants and Carlisle Parks and Recreation.


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Bike News Review – 8/5/13

Bicycle Law Enforcement
Law and Order Magazine – July
An interesting article from a law enforcement magazine regarding bicycles

Bicycle-sharing program proves popular in U.P.
Detroit free Press – 8/4/13
A summertime bike-sharing program in the Upper Michigan communities of Escanaba and Gladstone has become a popular way to get around for residents and tourists.

How should Madison handle bicycle enforcement?
Cap Times – 8/1/13
What’s different from criticisms of bikers I’ve seen in past years is that both of these commenters identified themselves as avid bicyclists. They aren’t just venting, they’re talking about solving problems. There were no comments from the anti-bike crowd complaining specifically about bicyclists they’ve witnessed blowing through stop signs. Maybe, as Susan Schmitz said in the story, relations between bikers and motorists are improving.

Chicago’s ‘unicorn’: new red Divvy bicycle
Chicago Tribune – 8/1/13
He was there to promote a new contest for the city’s Divvy bike rental system: prizes for those who rent or film the lone red bicycle in the fleet.


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