It’s time for the weekly Bike News Roundup. As always, this is an open thread.
First up, a new film from a Scottish duo documents their cross-country bike tour. The title: Sleepless ’til Seattle.
Pacific Northwest News:
- Hub and Bespoke Holiday Sale
- Cascade hires former Olympia city councilmember, Matthew Green « Cascade Bike Blog
- BikePortland.org » Duo arrested after loading stolen bikes into pickup near SE Hawthorne Blvd.
- Man, woman hit by SUV Thursday in Wal-Mart parking lot | seattlepi.com
- Only in Seattle: An apartment building designed for bicyclists – MyNorthwest.com
Halftime show! While you were off doing something else, somebody invented this:
National & Global News:
- Bike commuters power though the winter cold – The Washington Post – New bike facilities mean more all-weather cycling (you hear that, Seattle-is-too-rainy naysayers?)
- For kids, riding bikes to school through winter is fun. Parents see something bigger. | Calgary Herald – So awesome.
- Road built around building as couple refuse to move in China | Mail Online – Amazing photos.
- Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson’s – Lindsay Abrams – The Atlantic
- Are Cycle Tracks A Better Way To Bike? | KPBS.org
- Bike share, not white share: can Chicago’s program achieve diversity? | Grid Chicago
- Auto Industry Statistics – Nate Silver on Car Culture – Esquire – Several years old, but still good
- Sharrows Are Not A Bike Plan « Systemic Failure
- Mayor Rob Ford guilty, kicked from office but can run again – thestar.com – Funny that his excuse that he didn’t read the conflict-of-interest rules. He should have just read them while driving.
- Green Lane Project plays key part of reimagined Memphis neighborhood
- Mexican president tours new highway on his bike | Fox News Latino
- “Heroine” cyclist plunges into in to Swansea dock to rescue woman… then pedals off | road.cc
- BLAZE Bike Light by Emily Brooke — Kickstarter – A bike light that projects and image of a bike forward to help prevent right hooks (well, it’s British, so left hooks)