Bike news roundup: A month-long traffic jam (!)

Reason #365 NOT to drive a car: A nine-day traffic jam near Beijing. But the real kicker in this traffic jam is that nine days is mere child’s play. A traffic jam last month backed traffic up for a month. Basically, the jam is because of increased demand for coal, which is being shipped by truck from Inner Mongolia.

A bike-powered horse clippers? Freaking awesome. Check out these Old-Timey bike machines over at Bike Hugger.

Not even the power of the electronic word can protect you from bike thieves. Wallyhood reports that their bike was stolen. The thief guessed the combo on the lock (hope that’s not also your PIN…)

Renton lowers the speed on the Cedar River Trail to 10 mph and threatens a $101 fine.

You can now farm in Seattle. Freaking awesome. This could be wonderful.

Hugo Kugiya thinks Seattle should try to emulate New York City’s cycle tracks.

This is an open thread. What’s going on out there?

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3 Responses to Bike news roundup: A month-long traffic jam (!)

  1. misha says:

    Dutch Bike Co just moved and opened the city’s first bicycle cafe in Ballard, and it’s still our only dedicated “city bike” shop. Seems newsworthy to me but I haven’t seen anything on the blogs.

    http://www.myballard.com/2010/08/02/dutch-bike-co-opens-in-kolstrand-building/

    • Tom Fucoloro says:

      I was totally planning on hopping by. My friend Kelli has been talking it up. I rode past it once and the space looks really cool. An incredible building.

  2. Christina says:

    I am confused about lowering the speed limit to 10mph. I don’t have a spedometer on my bike and I don’t know anyone who does. Isn’t the average biker’s speed about 15mph? This just makes me not want to ride in Renton for fear of getting a ticket for speeding.

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