Richmond, VA - Mia Birk, former Bicycle Program Manager in Portland talks about biking in Richmond and how to make it better.
New York City - Adult bicycle classes: “You made my day,” he said. “You made my 50 years.” Meanwhile, the Bikelash is over. "Bikes are New York fringe? Email your friends. Ask how many of them own bikes. Then ask how many of them own cars. If more of them say they own cars, look out the window. You live in Connecticut."
Boston - Hockey player Zdeno Chara showed up to the Bruins victory parade on a bicycle.
Toronto - Toronto's new mayor thinks cyclists are a pain in the ass, so he's having bike lanes removed. Even though traffic volume on the street in question remains unchanged. Meanwhile, city planners incorrectly measured the width of a street, deeming it too narrow for bike lanes, and incorectly counted the number of cyclists using it. They city said they were only 2%, but his count showed them to be 32%.
Colorado Springs, CO - A city worker parked in the bike lane. A cyclist hit the parked car, suffering a concussion, skull fracture and many small cuts. He then sued the city and won $50,000.
Winter Park, FL - Many communities in Rep. John Mica's district have passed resolutions condemning his plan to eliminate dedicated funding for pedestrian and cycling projects. If left to the state government, there probably won't be anything spent on these: 'Ananth Presad, who recently became Florida’s transportation secretary, has already indicated that his state, under the new Republican Governor Rick Scott, regards non-highway projects as a lower priority. “We must give serious consideration to whether — when resources and dollars are at a premium — spending money on sidewalks, bike trails, beautification and other projects like this is the most prudent use of taxpayer money,”'
Bellingham, WA - A man is attempting to bike to every major league baseball park in one season. In DC -where he'll arrive Aug 3rd - he can valet park. "I wasn't completely set on going to grad school," he said. "I thought, 'Well this seems better than grad school right now, so I'm going to do this.' "
United States - Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects create more jobs per dollar spent than other road construction projects, according to America Bikes‘ press release and the new study, Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: A National Study of Employment Impacts, conducted and released this month by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Another remake of "The Bicycle Thief", but with a car - next a remake of "Smokey and the Bandit", but with bikes.
Cities where many people bike commute, also do well for fitness, affluence, diversity, and well-being.
France - A preview of the Tour.
Budapest - "Participants of the first underground bicycle race compete during the "Mole Race" in a mine under Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Hundreds participated at the race, pedaling on the 1200 meter (0.75 miles) long track. The more than 30 km (18.6 miles) long mine system were used during centuries to extract stone to build the Hungarian capital."