It’s time for the weekly bike news roundup! As always, this is an open thread. Have any bikey Halloween plans?
First up, New York’s Casey Neistat biked around the city during Hurricane Sandy and shot the following video. Our best wishes go to all dealing with the aftermath of the storm:
Pacific Northwest News:
- Try this idyllic autumn bike cruise across the Skagit Valley | The Seattle Times
- The Seattle Transit Blog writers are not in agreement about an Eastlake streetcar (and the Council’s plan to cut funding to plan it).
- Rain record set; Halloween tricksters will get wet | Seattle Times – Yes, it really has been extraordinarily rainy the past couple weeks.
- At Large in Ballard: The Walking School Bus | Ballard News-Tribune
- Child dies in Everett car crash | Seattle Times
- Judge who presides over DUI cases off the hook for DUI | KING5.com Seattle
- Parking revenue turns council’s heads, not our convenience | Danny Westneat | The Seattle Times – Interesting. This time, it’s the mayor who is trying to help people parking. How much do you want to bet bikes get blamed, anyway?
- Bikenomics: Bicycle-powered ice pops « Cascade Bike Blog
- Ballard Family Greenway Ride « Family Ride
- A Seattle neighborhood greenway Halloween costume, complete with a terrifying traffic circle headpiece (to right):
- 20th Annual Auction Celebration! | Bicycle Alliance of Washington – You have your ticket yet?
- Biking Seattle » Taking the long way
- 7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone – Not Just “Cyclists” | NationofChange – On the romantic smells of the Dexter Hostess factory… :-)
- 520 bridge project: Funding gap shrinks but new problem emerges | The Seattle Times
Halftime show! Here’s a video about Bike Works produced by Reel Grrls (two great organizations!):
National & Global News:
- The Netherlands is getting a glow-in-the-dark highway | Grist
- New York Subway System Faces Weeks to Recover From Storm – Bloomberg
- Divided By a Highway, East Palo Alto Looks to Reconnect Its West Side | Streetsblog San Francisco
- The Most Dangerous Urban Bike Routes | Bikes | OutsideOnline.com – A graph of actual safety vs perceived safety. Cycle tracks are the clear winner.
- Transit Initiatives Are Giving a Boost to Businesses, a Report Says – NYTimes.com
- Denver Bike Share Membership Almost 90% White | Transportation Nation
- Mayor of New York says roads are not for cars. And cyclists and pedestrians are “more important” than motorists – Roads Were Not Built For Cars