Thursday Bike News Roundup time! As always, threat these roundups like open threads.
Hey Midwest transplants, check out this John Deere cargo bike.
Tour de Flannel 2011 is October 2!!!!!!
Will the campaign for the vehicle license fee unite enviros divided by the tunnel debate?
No offense, Seattle, but your streets suck, apparently.
Our city is a stunning place to ride.
A person bicycling was killed in Portland. It marked the first fatal bike crash in Portland since 2009.
Speaking of Portland, THEY’RE GETTING A BIKE SHARE SYSTEM. Come on, Seattle, we gotta make some serious investments to stay in this game.
Speaking of PDX’s bike share, it’s got a social equality goal.
Elly Blue wrote a fantastic story about biking while big for Grist (see also her follow-up on her blog). If you think biking should be all about losing weight, you should definitely read her stories. Just like everyone else, biking while big is about freedom, health and fun.
A Bellevue man pulled a gun on his neighbor after his neighbor parking in his parking spot. He then proceeded to have a six-hour standoff with police before giving himself up.
A woman from Zimbabwe describes the liberation of riding a bicycle there.
The Seattle Bike Commuter goes to Copenhagen (and is surprised how slow everyone rides).
This bridge is pretty cool.
Here’s one way to do public commentary (from the Vehicle License Fee hearing):