It’s time for the weekly Thursday or Friday Bike News Roundup! As always, this is an open thread. Got any nagging questions? Ask them in the comments below.
First up, we have an awesome video from the 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships held at Magnuson Park (see our coverage). Since the lights at Cal Anderson are scheduled to be out until early next week, you might as well watch videos of bike polo on the internet!
Pacific Northwest News:
- West Seattle Blog… » Reader report: Teen finds ‘mystery gift’ on West Seattle bench – A wonderful find while on a bike ride
- SDOT Blog » Trail Improved in North Delridge
- Vancouver Veteran nabs suspected bike thief – KPTV – FOX 12 – Must watch:
- City Planning Director Talks Waterfront Transportation | PubliCola
- Chilly Hilly 2012: Bainbridge Island’s Biggest Bike Ride Turns 40 | Inside Bainbridge
- No charges for driver who caused fatal car accident » My Ballard
- The Seattle Times: 17th Annual Cascade Bicycle Club Bike Swap – Good photos from the swap
- Drunken drivers who kill could face tougher penalties – seattlepi.com
- The Latest on Plans to Eliminate Passenger Ferry Service at Colman Dock | PubliCola – Hmm…
- Man in wheelchair in serious condition after he’s struck by car | HeraldNet.com – Local news
- Person Hit & Killed By Vehicle In Airway Heights – KHQ Right Now – News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho |
- Go Means Go! » Help find Julian’s bike! – Complete with sketch
- The Seattle Bike Commuter – On going two month without being a bike commuter
Nation and World:
- Phantom Bike › Illusion – The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, and Video. – Makes your head hurt a little
- Mega Study Says Driving After Smoking Pot is Dangerous | PubliCola
- The Muffin Exchange operates on good works from you – Isthmus | The Daily Page – Remember Ian from Bicycle Benefits? This was his January project, and it’s amazing. Must Read.
- Obama Takes a Stand, Threatens to Veto House Transpo Bill | Streetsblog Capitol Hill
- The Urban Country Bicycle Blog: Americans Work 3.84 Minutes Each Day To Pay For Their Bicycles – Compared to two hours for a car!
- BBC News – Bristol bus driver Gavin Hill who drove into cyclist jailed – Scary video.
- Bike Furniture Design-Modulus Series Chair – Awesome.
- ‘Give cyclists a head-start at traffic lights’ | The Times