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Locked and overloaded: D.C.’s bike racks can’t keep up with demand
Washington Post – 5/13/14
Co-workers Stavely Lord and David Hambric both thought it’d be smart to ride their bikes to happy hour on 14th Street last Friday night. The moment they arrived, they realized the problem with this plan: parking. Every rack was packed. And all of the meters and street signs in sight were already sporting Kryptonite locks. The only spot left was along one side of a tree box.

NorCal coalition sponsors ‘Bike to Shop Day’
Bicycle Retailer – 5/14/14
In recognition of National Bike Month, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring “Bike to Shop Day” on Saturday, May 17, with 90 area retailers to encourage cycling for short trips and errands and to promote shopping locally.

Mansfield city council looks at options for bicycle plans
Star-Telegram – 5/12/14
The City Council on Monday got a look at a scaled-backed master plan to make Mansfield streets more welcoming to bicyclists, starting with a $300,000, three-year implementation schedule to ease into the program with share-the-road signs and other less-expensive measures.
(Article has a nice overview of the varying bicycle infrastructure costs. – Tom)

San Francisco Bicycle Thefts Up 70 Percent Over Past 5 Years
CBS Local SF – 5/12/14
While smartphone thefts have been getting a lot of recent attention, three times as many bicycles are stolen in San Francisco every year as iPhones.

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