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Bike News Review – 12/12/12

‘Green lanes’ double in U.S. in 2012
Bicycle Retailer – 12/12/12
The number of protected bike lanes, also called “green lanes,” in the U.S. has doubled in 2012 and is on track to double again next year, according to Bikes Belong.

Bike imports up 26 percent through October
Bicycle Retailer – 12/11/12
Suppliers imported 16.2 million bikes though October this year compared with 12.8 million bikes imported over the same period in 2011. Children’s bike categories are up 33 percent overall as retailers hope to get a bike under a lot of Christmas trees this holiday season.

Fell/Oak Appeal Denied; Work Continues!
SF Bike Coalition – 12/11/12
We are very pleased to report that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny the CEQA appeal that was filed against the Fell and Oak Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project. This means that the project—which includes separated bikeways and significant pedestrian improvements—will continue to be installed.


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Bike News Review – 10/18/12

Bike commuting continues to rise, especially in cities
Bikes Belong – 10/18/12
Since 2000, bike commuting grew 47% on average in the U.S. It fared even better in large cities, where it increased 73% on average. If you live in a metropolitan area, you can see how your city stacked up in the chart below or by searching the spreadsheet linked in this blog by the League of American Bicyclists.

Delta Lowers Fees for Bicycles
Bike Hugger – 10/17/12
An email sent out today to travel managers that fees for bicycles have been lowered to $55 from $150.00 by Delta and their partners AirFrance/KLM. The changes haven’t shown up on their website yet because they take affect later this week.

Imports rebound across all categories
Bicycle Retailer – 10/16/12
Imports through August are up 29 percent overall, reaching 12,470,453 bikes, 2.8 million more bikes than 2011, which was the lowest year for imports in more than a decade.



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Bike News Review – 9/27/12

Bicycles + Headphones = Safety Issue
KVAL – 9/27/12
McIver said there are several accidents on campus each year involving bicyclists who violate traffic laws. “There’s a lot of demand for parking, there’s a lot of cycling activity, and there’s a lot of pedestrian activity. All those things converge and it’s a safety issue,” he said.

SF Bicycle Coalition Launches Family Biking Guide in Three Languages
Asian Week – 9/27/12
Coinciding with the upcoming Family Day on Saturday, today the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition launched itsFamily Biking Guide, a comprehensive how-to manual that covers all stages of family biking—from biking while pregnant to biking your child to school, and everything in between.

Critical Mass bike movement at 20 years
SF Chronicle – 9/27/12
The bicycle party known as Critical Mass turns 20 on Friday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of riders in all manner of dress and – if recent history holds true, no dress at all – will band together for a commemorative, congestion-causing cruise through downtown San Francisco.

EU investigates whether Chinese bicycles evade import duties
Reuters – 9/26/12
There has been evidence that tariffs imposed from last October have been avoided by shipping Chinese bicycles through Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, the Commission said in the EU Official Journal.


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