Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Caves, Roadkill and Niagra Falls – Bike News Review – 8/27/14

Louisville developers plan underground bike park
Bicycle Retailer – 8/22/14
Once completed, it will be a 320,000-square-foot park and pump track that’s some 75 feet underground built inside a 4 million-square-foot limestone quarry directly underneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky. That’s equivalent to about 100 acres of land.

Jerry Brown gets bill to OK local fees for bicycle facilities
Sacramento Bee – 8/21/14
Senate Bill 1183 would allow cities, counties and regional parks districts to put a measure on their local ballots asking voters to approve an annual fee of up to $5 that would be added to their vehicle registration fees and go toward building or rehabilitating bicycle infrastructure. Two-thirds of local voters would have to approve the fee.

Wichita City Council approves funds for bicycle lanes, boulevards
The Wichita Eagle – 8/19/14
The Wichita City Council approved funding for bicycle enhancements projects on Tuesday that would create several bicycle lanes and boulevards throughout the city. The projects were initially approved by the council in August 2013. But after the designs were completed, more money was needed, said Scott Knebel, downtown revitalization manager for the Wichita/Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department.

New York City to Niagara Falls by Bicycle … With Kids
National Geographic – 8/16/14
Most people turn their eyes away from roadkill, but my children and I spent five weeks this summer actively looking for the remains of animals along the road and documenting what we found. Working with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, we incorporated a roadkill project into our summer trip, cycling 1,000 miles from New York City to Niagara Falls and back.

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Bike News Review – 8/15/13

Louisville aims to be more bicycle friendly
WDRB – 8/14/13
Louisville is on its way to becoming more bicycle friendly. Metro Council has approved $300,000 for 28 new miles of bike facilities. The plan is to increase ridership and decrease crashes. Officials want to get more people cycling and to make paths as safe, comfortable, and useful to as many cyclists as possible.

Fort Collins Bicycle Advisory Committee considers adopting ‘Stop as Yield’ concept
The Coloradoan – 8/13/13
Slowly, the wheels are turning within the Fort Collins cycling community to some day pass a law that would allow a cyclist to legally ride through a stop sign.


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