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Bike News Review – 1/14/13

Punjab seeks special package for bicycle industry
Economic Times – 1/14/13
Punjab Government today sought a special package for bicycle industry of the state, including review of 2 per cent excise duty and subsidising the industry with “freight equalisation scheme.”

Bike Spikes – Alternative to Studded Tires
Bike Commuters – 1/13/13
Wintry weather has Bike Commuters layered up and thawing out this time of year. Any of you Cycle Ladies and Gents have snow on the brain? A prototype design for Bike Spikes may have you on your saddle and pedaling to work instead of reaching for your car keys on a Snow Day. An alternative to studded tires for your bike, this Dutch student’s idea uses “spikes that wrap around a bike’s wheels and provide grip on a slick, snowy surface.”

Bicycle riders now welcome in Makati
Philippine Daily Inquirer – 1/13/13
A bike lane on the northbound side of Edsa from Gil Puyat (Buendia) Avenue to Magallanes in Makati City will be officially opened this week. MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said the two-way bike lane would be from the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Magallanes station up to the Buendia station. He added that they would install bike racks so that people would be able to leave their bicycles as they go off to work.


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