It’s time for the weekly Bike News Roundup. This is an open thread. How was your bike ride Monday?
First up, this Slovenian group makes beautiful machines out of bikes most would throw away:
Pacific Northwest News:
- Neighborhood greenways in Ravenna/Bryant: Safe transportation for everyone – Meeting tonight (April 3, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center)
- WSDOT – Call for Projects – Pedestrian and Bicycle Program – State looking for bike/walk projects
- Meet the Shopkeeper: Hub and Bespoke — Wear What When
- UW student wants to help build biking boom | Community Spirit | View Ridge News
- Gear up for Bike Month by biking to school « Cascade Bicycle Club Blog – When pulling an old bike out of the garage, the ABC Quick Check is a pretty easy way to make sure it’s good roll.
- Brier Dudley’s Blog | Images: Amazon’s tower plan, Seattle’s new skyline | Seattle Times Newspaper
- Greenways: Coming to a Street Near Wedgwood « Wedgwood Community Council
- Seattle Bike Supply’s Bob Wilkes Retires Today – Bike Hugger
- BikePortland.org » People on bikes get “pre-green” at new signal on NE Broadway – YES! There are so many good opportunities for this in Seattle. Give people walking and biking a small jump so they are more visible to turning cars. A brilliant, easy and painless way to improve safety.
- WOU professor dies in bicycle-vehicle accident | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com
- Businesses, transit do their best to manage pinch at the pump » Kitsap Sun – Quote of the day from AAA’s Dave Overstreet: “When it’s convenient to use transit, or if they can walk or bicycle on some of the shorter errands, those are some smart responses to high gas prices.”
- 2012 Worst Intersection in Seattle: 5th and Denny « Walking in Seattle – A worthy choice!
- Seattle Tries Out New “Pothole City” Moniker | The SunBreak – We need to spend a lot more money on our streets.
- SDOT Blog » National Walking Day – SDOT Can Help You Get in Step – Wednesday!
- Fall Restructure Further Watered Down – Seattle Transit Blog
- Trees By Bike || We’re Calling it Quits – Was a great run!
Halftime show! StreetFilms on the 2012 National Bike Summit:
National and Global News:
- New York taxis to have phone chargers, odor-resistant fabrics – latimes.com – New NYC cabs will have sliding doors to prevent dooring people on bikes. Cool!
- American cyclists of the 1890s carried guns – Roads Were Not Built For Cars – Many still do…
- City approves policy in effort to make streets more pedestrian-friendly / LJWorld.com – Lawrence, Kansas goes for complete streets.
- Bikeleague.org Blog » Rest of the World Keeps US on our Toes
- BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » How to ride near a funeral procession (without breaking the law)
- Bikeleague.org Blog » Is the Pacific Coast Highway Going to Rumble?
- A view from the cycle path: 100% segregation of bikes and cars – Hmm, Dutch residential streets sound a lot like our city’s neighborhood greenway plans. That a good sign we’re headed in the right direction!
- A special sidewalk lane, just for text-messaging pedestrians | SmartPlanet
- Solutions for women left numb by bicycling » Biking Bis
- Eyes on the Street: Incredible Reappearing Bike Lane | Streetsblog New York City – Accommodating cyclists during construction: No longer just for the Danes.
- Fatal Car Crash in Brazil Spotlights Class Division – NYTimes.com – Fascinating story of bikes, cars and the nearly unfathomable wealth divide in Brazil.
- Patently obvious – Roads Were Not Built For Cars – 1/3 of US patents filed from 1890-1900 were bicycle-related.
- Tracy Morgan Involved in Minor Car Accident With a Cyclist – Two things awful about this story. 1: Tracy Morgan’s response. 2: This story’s odd attempt to make us feel sorry for Morgan’s car door (and not the hospitalized cyclist he is responsible for hitting).
- Aging boomers who can’t drive will be trapped in unwalkable cities of their own making | Grist