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Bike News Review – 9/14/15

Bike Racks Debut on Buses Across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Streetsblog NYC – 9/8/15
New Yorkers are finally getting to try out a multi-modal transportation option that’s old hat to residents of other major American cities — bike racks on buses. Sunday marked the debut of front-mounted bike racks on the S53 and S93 buses across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Honda Civic Tourer… now with bikes!
Autoblog – 9/10/15
Honda will reveal the Civic Tourer “Active Life Concept” at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, underlining the Tourer’s class leading cargo space and versatility within the C-segment. The Concept study shows that style and space can work together; a custom paint colour further enhances the sleek and sporty exterior and an accessorised interior demonstrates the Concept’s suitability for an active lifestyle and the needs of its customers.

Bicycle desks motivate China Middle School students
Portland Press Herald – 9/9/15
Working on his laptop and happily pedaling away, eighth-grader James Hardy said working at the desk helps get some of his energy out during the school day. After the desks were delivered last year, the class kept track of how many miles students pedaled and tried to do the equivalent of crossing the U.S., he said.

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Bike News Review – 9/8/14

70 additional bicycle parking spots to be added along King Street
Count On 2 – 9/5/14
The City of Charleston has announced some good news for people who ride on two wheels everyday instead of four. Over the next few weeks the city will be installing additional bicycle parking here along King Street, something bike riders say is definitely needed.

Wyandotte to lift bicycle ban at parks; theft listed as major reason for ordinance change
The News-Herald – 9/4/14
Officials are responding to complaints of park users who say banning bicycles is a bad idea and an overly harsh regulation not common in most other nearby communities. This summer has seen a rash of complaints by people, mostly at Bishop Park, who have expressed concern over stepped-up enforcement of a bicycle ban, one that does not allow for riders to walk or even be in possession of their bikes while on park property.

Jefferson County Bicycle Club donates to trailhead
The Courier – 9/3/14
At its third of four yearly meetings, the Jefferson County Bicycle Club (JCBC) unanimously voted to purchase a bicycle locking station for bicycles at the Waterloo Regional Trailhead facility. Joe Nehmer, head of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department, provided information about opportunities for improvement of parks in Jefferson County. One of those improvements was the addition of a locking station for bicycles.

Portland ‘Bike City U.S.A.’ no more; plummets to fourth on list of bicycle-friendly cities
Oregon Live – 9/2/14
Oh, how stumptown has fallen in Bicycling magazine’s latest rankings of the nation’s 50 bike-friendly cities. In fact, we’re talking the equivalent of suddenly hitting a patch of gravel and flying over the handlebars here. Portland has plummeted from the top spot to fourth place on the list. Ouch!

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Bike News Review – 3/7/14

Utah officials woo Taiwan businesses at Taipei Cycle Show
Bicycle Retailer – 3/5/14
Five local officials from Utah, including Mike Caldwell, the mayor of Ogden, Utah, are walking the halls at the Taipei Cycle Show meeting with more than a dozen companies in hopes they will open offices in the Beehive State.

Va. House approves wider bicycle passing clearance
Pilot Online – 3/5/14
A years-long effort by bicycling enthusiasts has produced successful legislation designed to give cyclists a little more elbow room on the road.

Portland bike share: Is it a good fit for a city already teeming with bicycles?
Oregon Live – 3/4/14
With the launch already a year behind schedule, the roll out still might be this summer. But because of concerns over the bankruptcy of a high-tech rental bike supplier used by the contractor, it may have to wait until sometime in 2015. The reservations don’t stop there. There are varying opinions on just how successful a bike-rental program can be in a city where about 6 percent of residents already commute by bicycle.

 

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Bike News Review – 1/16/14

NICA news: Giro, Kinetic and Primal step up sponsorship; 2013 fundraising sets record
Bicycle Retailer – 1/15/14
The news from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is that Giro Sport Design, Kinetic Trainers and Primal clothing have each either continued or expanded their sponsorship for 2014. Meanwhile, NICA, which coordinates high school mountain bike racing leagues in nine leagues, is reporting record fundraising in 2013.

E-bike Element by Olivier Murro
Bicycle Design – 1/15/14
The Element is a 250 watt e-bike designed by Olivier Murro for Wipe2. The bike features a Daum electric pedelec motor, a unisex frame made from two stamped aluminum surfaces, and a removable battery case. LED lights are integrated into the battery pack section of the downtube for increased visibility.

Portland Sets Another Bicycle Milestone
The Atlantic Cities – 1/15/14
If you had to make an educated guess about where they’re building the apartment complex with the most bike parking in North America, you might put your money on Portland, Oregon. Bingo! As reported on the Bike Portland blog, a 657-apartment project planned for Portland’s Inner East neighborhood will have a whopping 1,200 bike parking spaces, an acknowledgment of the city’s cyclo-centric culture.

2014 predictions involve more than weather
Bicycle Retailer – 1/14/14
Weather will continue to play an important role in the U.S. bicycle business in 2014, but other issues are driving a continuing soft market, according to a new analysis from the Gluskin Townley Group. The report includes seven predictions for 2014 based on research, analysis of demographic trends and, alas, weather reports:

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Bike News Review – 10/4/13

Proposed Bill Would Require Cyclists to Register Bicycle
WMAZ – 10/3/13
State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said he wanted to get the attention of cyclists. He did just that with the proposal of House Bill 689. The proposed law would require anyone in Georgia who intends to ride a bicycle on the street, to register that bike with the state. “My goal is safety and safety only,” Rogers said Thursday during an interview with WMAZ. “It has become a problem because there are so many (bikers).”

Portland bicycle advocates, ODOT spar over removing a traffic lane on Southwest Barbur Boulevard
The Oregonian – 10/3/13
Next week, the Portland City Council may consider what the BTA’s website calls a “reasonable request” for an immediate study of the idea with ODOT and Metro. Lewis & Clark College, the City Club of Portland and the pedestrian safety group Oregon Walks have also submitted letters to City Hall in support of the plan.

SF Police Face New Scrutiny Of How Bicycle Crashes Are Investigated
CBS Local – 10/3/13
Since Moullac’s death on Aug. 14, Shahum said the Bicycle Coalition has logged complaints from more than 100 cyclists who say they were treated unfairly by police who often refused to take reports from them at crash scenes. “Officers are telling people, if you’re not hurt badly enough to get in an ambulance, we don’t need to take a report,” Shahum said.

CAFA Students Present the Museum of Bicycle Parts
Core 77 – 10/3/13
In the interest of elevating the mundane mechanic, a team of students from CAFA’s Visual Communication program saw fit to elevate the ultralocal repair shop in the heart of Dashilar into a “Museum of Bicycle Parts,” repurposing bits and pieces of hardware into jewelry and toys.

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