- Just like in DC, New York City will not mandate helmet use with their bike-sharing system. "Tel Aviv and Mexico City, hoping to spur greater ridership with bike sharing, recently repealed their helmet laws. Dr. Pucher and others also point to the low rates of injury and high rates of ridership in European countries, like the Netherlands, where few bicyclists wear helmets."
- Activists in poorer Chicago neighborhoods are concerned that they aren't getting enough of Mayor Emanuel's bike infrastructure. Some have questioned the wisdom of the funding (“You can’t spend all your money on a single priority, ignoring transportation or anything else. Given the situation in Chicago, this much spending seems a bit out of whack.”) and others have complained about a lack of outreach (“There’s been zero public outreach on where the bike lanes should go,” said Steven Vance, a former transportation department consultant on bike planning issues and co-founder of GridChicago.com.).
- Contador says he won't race in the Giro d'Italia next year so that he can focus on the Tour de France.