Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Just Bike Lanes from Streetfilms on Vimeo.
It has happened again. I waited far too long to do a news roundup, and now it’s a mile long. Maybe you all can help me out by posting in the comments which day of the week you would prefer the roundup to come out (not Monday because that’s when Bike Portland’s roundup comes out. I don’t want to over-roundup the Pacific Northwest).
- NW Autos asks, “Can’t we all just get along?“
- Speaking of people not getting along, Elly Blue takes on the helmet debate.
- Instead of people riding bikes wearing helmets, perhaps cars should have exterior airbags.
- This is not what my commute looks like. I prefer Pine where there is a bike lane.
- MvB teaches us the Real Meaning of Bike to Work Day.
- Danny Westneat follows-up his bike backlash column, which apparently broke a comment record for him.
- If only this guy were around for every road rage interaction.
- Photos of Alki Summer Streets from West Seattle Blog.
- Portland’s Cully Blvd cycle track looks awesome.
- Let’s build all our handrails like this from now on.
- How’s that Fremont Burke-Gilman detour working for everyone?
- Elly Blue on biking while broke. We need transportation equality today.
- On tops of all those billions it will take to build the deep bore tunnel, it will also cost over $7 million per year to operate and insure. That’s more than the city spends on bike infrastructure.
- Want to be Cascade’s next Policy and Governmental Affairs Manager? Must be able to effectively move legislation and withstand being called a “bike Nazi.”
- Cycling sucks.
- Should cyclists have to stop at stop signs? After all, they were designed for people driving.
- Time spent each day working to pay for your car: 2 hours. Time spent working to pay for a $1,500 commuter bike: 4 minutes. (I guess that means I work about 40 seconds for my bike…)
- How Mayor McGinn became a bike commuter.
- Eric at Tubulocity meets a crew with old-school BMX bikes on Alki.
- A study out of Montreal says cycle tracks save lives. So now they are investing $10 million more in their bike network.
- Babies are born earlier in areas near busy streets and highways.
- Should bicycle advocates put away the greenwash?
- The world’s first bike polo court opens in Vancouver.
- Anne-Marije Rook goes for a ride with Cascade’s Chuck Ayers.
- Josh Cohen interviews Alex Wetmore, a local frame (and kayak!) builder, for the Bicycle Story.
- Study shows that the surge in obesity correlates with increased car usage. Those things should come with warnings and disclaimers.
- Bike sales are up over 2010. Way up.
- I may have posted this before in its earlier form, but it’s good enough to post again: Bikes as instruments for experiential learning.
- Perhaps the Mayor should probably have hired Veronica Moss instead of David Hiller:
Meet Veronica Moss, A.U.T.O. Lobbyist from Streetfilms on Vimeo.
Tues, Wed, or Thurs are generally good
That Fremont detour is the route I take pretty much every time I ride the Burke. The sharp/blind turns (under the bridge, the backside of the rowing club building) and very heavy ped traffic make the Quadrant section of the trail horrible for riding with any speed. And IIRC that was more or less the official BGT route before Quadrant was developed in the early ’90s.
I think Thursday would be a good roundup day.