New York City - Streetsblog takes the NYTimes to task for its reporting on bike sharing in NYC. On the financial side, Haughney dwells on the absence of bids for the NYC bike-share contract from Cemusa, Clear Channel and J.C. Decaux. What she never mentions is that all three companies are in the business of outdoor advertising — their bike-share systems are basically means to generate more ad revenue. The two finalists — Alta Bicycle Share and B-Cycle — are actually in the bike-sharing business. And the video below shows many road users doing it wrong.
Mt. Washington, NH - Records set by Tyler Hamilton and Genevieve Jeanson on the annual Mt. Washington bike race have been voided due to doping admissions by both.
Chicago - Gabe Klein is already installing bike boxes and protected bike lanes in Chicago. [Mayor Rahm] Emanuel had originally promised to install two separated bike lanes by the end of his first 100 days in office, but he appears to be on pace to meet that goal and then some.
Springfield, OR - A man is arguing that his electric-assist bike is more like a bike than a motorcycle, so he doesn't need a driver's license. The authorities argue otherwise.
United States - More bikenomics. This time on the value of bicycle tourism.
World - Bike sharing continues to expand. In Europe there are now more than 400, up from only a few a decade ago. Kailua, Hawaii, is one of the latest American cities to join the trend. Launched in early May and funded by tobacco settlement money through the state health department, the municipality’s $100,000 pilot program has only a dozen bikes at two stations, although there are plans to expand if the pilot proves successful.