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A quick roundup of interesting stuff from around the city.

Go Means Go has a book review of “Two Wheels North” by Evelyn McDaniel Gibb, the story of two boys who rode their bikes from Santa Rosa to Seattle for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. From the review:

On their best day they traveled 64 miles, over roads that could scarcely be called roads at all.  Many miles were traveled on foot, pushing their heavy steel bikes and packs up and occasionally down whatever surface lay ahead. The best roads were gravel that had been recently oiled.  Multiple times they had to stop and find a brazier as the welds failed on the bikes, sometimes while riding.

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This one is about ten days old, but if you are sick of the “let’s tax bicycles” people, Erica Barnett at Publicola wrote a good summary of ways to deal with them.

Car Free Days discusses how to cross busy streets safely with children riders.

Velo Bus Driver describes a bus driver’s worst nightmare:

I’m driving my bus on a 4 lane road.  I approach a crosswalk with an individual waiting to cross the street.  As required by RCW 46.61.235, I stop my bus to allow the pedestrian or cyclist to cross.  The nightmare begins when I see a car racing up the left side of my bus, completely unaware of the pedestrian crossing in front of me.

Seattle Transit Blog has a good discussion about what solves congestion. I have never seen a bicycle traffic jam …

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