It’s the Thursday Bike News Roundup! If I missed any fun or important bicycle-related stories this week, be sure to add them in the comments.
The Scientific American found some really old photos of people doing freestyle fixie tricks.
I can’t even imagine a $125,000 commute (over ten years). But many people in America have one, even if they don’t realize that’s how much its costing them. Lifehacker also looked at true commute costs.
Mayor McGinn is now an honorary member of the Husky cycling team.
Occupy SF is running in part on bike power.
Someone lost a Capitol Hill sidewalk.
This is the sound of thousands of cycling hearts breaking in unison across the country.
Feds give $900k for downtown streetcar study.
How to move beyond the bike backlash.
A New Zealand bus ad shows a safe passing distance in 1/1 scale.
Hmm, something is wrong with our nation’s spending priorities.
Finally, a way to listen to vinyl while biking.
Daniel Mozzochi, who struck and killed Douglas Lefever in Interbay earlier this month, has pleaded not guilty to vehicle homicide and felony hit-and-run. Lefever, who was in a wheelchair, was crossing in a crosswalk when Mozzochi allegedly ran a red light and struck him. Witnesses said Mozzochi stopped briefly before backing up, turning around and fleeing the scene.
Another reason to ride a bike: Climate change could drive coffee to extinction.
Plus, GM used to like bikes, as revealed in this rather bizarre video from the 50s (via Copenhagenize):
The Bicycle Alliance is concerned about a sub-par design plan for the Olympic Discovery Trail.
The first open house on Bellevue’s new Downtown Transportation Plan is November 1.
Transportation Enhancements make it past an amendment from John McCain.
A good overlook of potential transit spending in Proposition 1.
Speaking of transportation funding, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a $2 parking tax increase to pay for transit.
Results from the recent Cascade Bicycle Club election.
How to bike in the rain and still be stylish (spoiler alert: wear wool)
I love this:
This is an open thread.