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Chattanooga cycles up plans to improve safety for bicycle transportation
Times Free Press – 8/13/13
Speed limits could be lowered, parking spaces added and more speed bumps installed in neighborhoods as part of Mayor Andy Berke’s plan to improve transportation in Chattanooga. But with the city’s rising reputation in the world of bicycling, the newly formed Department of Transportation is already studying where to add bike lanes.

U.S. e-bike sales doubled in last year
Bicycle Retailer – 8/12/13
eCycleElectric International Consultants, searched customs and border protection records, surveyed dealers, conducted internet searches and interviewed distributors and dealers to come up with the estimate. ECE said about 159,000 e-bikes sold in the U.S. in the last year, compared to about 70,000 in the prior 12 months.

Lady Commuters Are On a Roll!
Bike Commuters – 8/12/13
The League of American Bicyclists recently released a “first-of-its-kind report showcasing a trend seen on streets nationwide” Apparently, stats are showing that Cycle Ladies are changing the face bicycling (duh), and bicycling is transforming the lives of said lady commuters (double-duh and high fives!)

Nonprofit offers free bicycle repairs
JDNews – 8/11/13
Get Wheel will be in Jacksonville four times between Aug. 23 and Oct. 18. Each time, area children can bring their bicycles to volunteers at the given site to be repaired by volunteers.


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Bike News Review – 7/14/13

Bicycling blossoms on Coast with more riding areas, groups
Sun Herald – 7/13/13
From Pascagoula west to Bay St. Louis, from Desoto National Forest south to the beach boardwalk, bicylists can be seen pedalling along, getting good exercise while enjoying the scenery.

Jeffersonville bicycle-pedestrian plan calls for dozens of miles of lanes, paths, sidewalks
Courier Journal – 7/12/13
The final draft of Jeffersonville’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Comprehensive Plan calls for the development of three dozen miles of bicycle lanes, shared-use paths and widened sidewalks, as well as facilities for walkers and bikers from downtown to landmarks around the city.

LAB rolls out new website and educational video series
Bicycle Retailer – 7/12/13
The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area. In addition, the League recently released a series of 19 educational videos that are free for public use.

Report finds subpar bicycle access on Delaware River bridges – 7/10/13
As bicycle advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania work to build The Circuit, a proposed 250-mile regional trail network, there is one major disconnect between trail segments in the two states: The Delaware River.

The ABCs of Trip Planning
Bike Commuter – 7/11/13
One such aspect is making a successful trip by bicycle between 2 points. Regardless of whether these two points span the distance between 2 continents or 2 city blocks, the right preparation is always needed. Never underestimate a journey, or reason that a shorter trip deserves less preparatory attention than a longer trip. I have been burned my fair share of times thinking this way.


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