Bike News Roundup: A pedal-powered stolen bike recovery

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! First up, a bike-powered way to recover your stolen bike:

Pacific Northwest News

Halftime show! Those darn scofflaw drivers really ruin it for the rest of us, don’t they. Just look at this rampant breaking of traffic rules! We should withhold all funding for road safety projects until all of these drivers start using their signals…

How Many NYC Drivers Don’t Signal? from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

National & Global News

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2 Responses to Bike News Roundup: A pedal-powered stolen bike recovery

  1. Matthew says:

    It’s great that Peddler got a bike corral. My bike is buried somewhere in the middle of that corral photo…

    Any chance we might see bike corrals more like the Portland bike corral design? In my experience, the Portland style is much easier to navigate, and feels safer for users. I’m talking about this kind of design:

    http://bikeportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/corraldrawinglarge.jpg

    I don’t know what the cost comparison is between these two designs, but again, if bike share is being rolled out, there’s a real opportunity to get the design right, coordinate rollout, and save some money.

    • Matthew says:

      Speaking of bike corrals…

      I was at the Ballard farmer’s market yesterday, and every bike parking spot near the market was occupied. I had to parade my bike up and down the block for awhile to find a spot. And as everyone who’s been to the market can tell you, the sidewalks are already pretty crowded; pushing a bike through there is challenging to say the least.

      Ballard Ave is a perfect candidate for some Portland-style on-street bike parking. For starters, I’d put a big one at the intersection with 22nd Ave NW, and one somewhere towards the south end, maybe at NW 20th.

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