That’s right. It’s a bike path that is also a xylophone. It plays a tune as you ride. Two designers presented the idea for the Seoul Cycle Design Competition. Freaking awesome. From Treehugger.
Streetsblog gives some love to Dan Bertolet and calls the Alaskan Way tunnel debate “one of the most gripping local transportation debates in the country.”
Speaking of Dan Bertolet, I bet that car hater is really excited the City Council has been discussing closing Pike in Cap Hill to car traffic on weekend nights … wait, huh?
Josh Cohen lays out the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s legislative agenda. In the plans: More bicycle and pedestrian components in traffic school, 20-mile per hour speed limits in more areas and a clarified passing law mandating at least three feet (right now it says “at a safe distance”).
Biking Bis points out that traffic fatalities declined 12 percent nationwide in 2009. Great news, but we have a long, long way to go. 630 is WAY too many.
Frustrated by cars and pedestrians blocking the bike lanes? It could be worse (flip though the images for a ride in a NYC bike lane). I must say, while it is annoying (and dangerous) for pedestrians to walk in bike lanes, the idea of an “express sidewalk” is pretty cool.
Cascade’s blog gives some bike polo love.
Cars are the number one cause of death for young people in our country. So let’s ban child seats on bikes! …
Also, about all those deaths, why do traffic death researchers ignore the role of dangerous street design in their list of ways to prevent them?
And, finally, yet more evidence that cars make you fat and unhealthy.