Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 8/17/13

City of Mt. Pleasant begins green bicycle initiative
The Morning Sun – 8/16/13
As gas prices creep higher, many Michigan residents turn to bicycles as a gas-saving form of transportation. The city of Mt. Pleasant is no different. With its new Green Maintenance Bike Initiative, the city’s parks and public places department has started using bicycles instead of Gators or trucks to perform simple tasks.

Input wanted for Bicycle Master Plan
WTVR – 8/16/13
The city government continues to work at improving roadways and corridors in order to help make bicycling in the city a safe transportation option, and officials are asking residents to contribute by taking a survey.

U.S. bicycle fatalities down since peak in 2005
Clarion Ledger – 8/16/13
USA TODAY reports that the number of bicycle fatalities nationwide are down since its peak in 2005, from 786 to 677 in 2011 (the latest year of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).



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