Maillot Jaune: An author suggests that London replace its freight fleet with bicycles. The truth is, bicycles (and their three-wheeled cousins) are already a major piece of the freight puzzle all over the world.
Podium - St Louis is building a bike station and looking for help from the Pepsi Refresh project to do so.
Podium - IKEA gave 12,400 employees a free bicycle for the holidays. "We hope this bike will be taken in the spirit of the season while supporting a healthy lifestyle and everyday sustainable transport." Except they don't call them bicycles. They call them Fforonags.
Maillot Vert: From the East Coast Greenway: "For years, the ECG has left Richmond (southbound) by crossing the James River on Manchester Bridge - narrow, sewer grates, merging traffic. Not optimal by any stretch of the imagination. However, we will shortly be improving the route by using a bike-ped span suspended beneath the Robert E. Lee Bridge (US Rt 1), which drops you on Belle Isle (a beautiful park in the river; it was used as a prison during the Civil War) to use the paths found there, which link to calmer streets on the south side of the river."
Maillot a Pois Rouge: Esquire has a long profile on Janette Sadik-Kahn and her efforts to change New York City as part of a series on the 16 geniuses that give them hope. Millions of New Yorkers love the new plazas and walking spaces and bike lanes. But millions of car drivers are pissed off. And that manifested itself in a City Council hearing on bike lanes.
Maillot Blanc: An Italian driver whose license had been revoked and who was driving under the influence or marijauna hit a group of cyclists, killing 8 of them and injuring 4 others. Meanwhile, an Indianapolis women who hit and killed a police officer on a bicycle because she was paying attention to her kids is asking that her case be dismissed because the police have been uncooperative with her information requests.
Lanterne Rouge: The Cal Park Tunnel, an 1100 foot tunnel in Marin County, CA opened. The bicycle and pedestrian portion of the tunnel is 12 feet wide and divided by a wall from the train portion. It has an arched ceiling 12 to 13 feet high. A 2002 county study predicted that 800 to 1,000 bike riders and pedestrians would use the path daily.