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Bike Camping: A more exciting way to backpack
Tam News – 7/15/12
Bike camping, bike touring, bike packing, or just getting lost on your bike with a sleeping bag and no destination. Regardless of what you call it, this activity is a guaranteed experience to satisfy your craving for adventure without emptying your entire piggy bank or harming the environment.
(To me nothing is more fun than traveling without a destination. – Tom)

Bikes versus parking: City works on compromise for segment of McLean Boulevard
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) – 7/15/12
New bike lanes lining a narrow, residential segment of McLean Boulevard have eliminated on-street parking there, but reaction from homeowners has the city working on an unusual compromise.
(Compromise on bike lanes? Sounds entirely too reasonable to me. – Tom)

Bikes merge with urban mainstream, but politics pose a threat to funding
Oregon Live – 7/14/12
What I found was a bike movement perched on a kind of tipping point — poised between making the kind of big gains in ridership we’ve seen in Portland and a political pushback that could dry up much of the federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects.

In state experiment, bicycles to share highways with cars, trucks
Orlando Sentinel – 7/15/12
Bicyclists soon may be riding on two limited-access highways in Seminole and Brevard counties, even though some politicians fear it will be dangerous for someone pedaling on two wheels to share the road with speeding cars and trucks.
(Many states, mostly out west, allow bikes on rural interstates without issues. – Tom)

 

 

 

 

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