I was a very bad bike news cowboy this past month. I’ve been letting bike news acquire for far too long without rounding it up for you all. So that means today’s post is cosmic in scale. Refill your coffee mug.
First up! A crowd-sourced feature-length documentary about cargo and family biking:
Pacific Northwest News
- Bridging the gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey » Biking Bis
- Seeking public input: How to create a pedestrian-friendly 35th Ave NE
- Bertha won’t resume tunneling for nearly a year | The Today File | Seattle Times
Board president Charles asking SEA city council to pass the lease for our new building: the Cascade Cycling Center pic.twitter.com/b6j2lJ7Wjw
— Cascade Bicycle Club (@CascadeBicycle) April 21, 2014
- Uff da! 500,000 square feet of office space planned for Ballard – Puget Sound Business Journal – What does this mean for the Missing Link?
- More to the ‘Master Plan’ as Seattle City Council approves taking away parking for bike lanes – MyNorthwest.com – KIRO Radio reviews the Bike Master Plan from the inspiring point of view of a parked car.
- Crime Blotter | The Daily – Bike light rage triggers a “deep kind of rage” in a stranger
- Bike rider who died on Maltby trail identified | HeraldNet.com – Local news
- New mountain bike trails open on Tiger Mountain – Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
- Cycling Washington Pass – WanderSpokes – Bike camping season has begun!
- Bike to School | Cascade Bicycle Club
- Sen. Tom Will Not Run | Seattle Met – What does this mean for transportation?
- With grant application, PBOT finally acknowledges ‘safety issue’ with streetcar tracks | BikePortland.org
- Pedestrian Chronicles: Where’s the Ping Pong Zone? | Seattle Met
- STP bib auction raises $1500 for Oso community | Cascade Bicycle Club
- 2014 Arterial Paving Project: Holman Road NW- Seattle Department of Transportation – Another big paving project that can’t reasonably be called a “complete street.” Funny how all the big budget projects find excuses not to include bike lanes.
- Annual Ballard Criterium has maritime industry worried | Ballard News-Tribune – It went well for the past 20 years, but how do we know it will go well this year?
- Report: Car2Go a (Slightly Qualified) Success | Seattle Met
- Jean Godden: “The best Bicycle Master Plan will be the one that gains local neighborhood support” | Cascade Bicycle Club
- Porn posted to Marysville Police website amid bike photos | Q13 FOX News – A police department’s uploads-allowed web folder holding photos of recovered bikes briefly tuns into 4chan.
- Cutting Car Reliance, One Trip at a Time – Eric Jaffe – The Atlantic Cities
- “I’m new to Seattle. What kind of bike should I get?” | Hub and Bespoke Blog
- Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic | Sightline Daily
- Job (Seattle): Summer Youth Bike Camp Instructor – idealist.org
- Planning for a hilly greenway through the 23rd Ave corridor | Cascade Bicycle Club
- Orange Theory Fitness Responds to Criticism That Its Ad Campaign Exploits Memorials to Dead Cyclists | Slog – Stop it with those damn orange bikes! It’s not a good marketing campaign.
- Commuter Corner: Biking While Pregnant | Cascade Bicycle Club
- Visualizing Cuts to Seattle’s Frequent Transit Network | Seattle Transit Blog – This just became the most depressing webpage in Seattle.
- Guest: Move now to build footbridge for Northgate light-rail station | Opinion | The Seattle Times
- Bike-car battles: Time to get along | Crosscut.com
- Seattle To Let Pedestrians Walk More Slowly | KUOW News and Information
- This could be Seattle’s year of women bicycling – Seattle Cycling | Examiner.com
SDOT’s road safety outreach team Scooby Doo and Shaggy take edibles, then get behind the wheel:
National & Global News
- London’s Plan to Move Cyclists to Side Streets – Feargus O’Sullivan – The Atlantic Cities – Sounds an awful lot like neighborhood greenways
- Why Is America Falling Farther Behind Other Nations on Street Safety? | Streetsblog USA
- Bikes in Space 2: More feminist bicycle science fiction by Elly Blue — Kickstarter
- How to Host a Women Bike Forum | League of American Bicyclists
- Copenhagenize.com – Bicycle Culture by Design: The New Question for 21st Century Cities
- Moving the Conversation Beyond Helmets – Momentum Mag
- The Death Toll From Cars Is Even Higher Than You Thought | Streetsblog USA – The horror of “non-traffic” deaths.
- Tearing Down an Urban Highway Can Give Rise to a Whole New City – Alex Marshall – The Atlantic Cities
- When Does a Cycling Boom Go Wrong? When Everyone Rides on the Sidewalk – Catesby Holmes – The Atlantic Cities
- Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay – NYTimes.com
- These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is – Eric Jaffe – The Atlantic Cities
- EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Cranley freezes Central Parkway bikeway project – Cincinnati Business Courier
- Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Feminine’ Way to Ride a Bike? – Sarah Goodyear – The Atlantic Cities
- WP21.pdf – A cost-benefit analysis of a helmet law in Germany (spoiler: costs outweigh benefits)
- Bike Lanes Don’t Lead to Congestion, But Some of Them Should | Streetsblog USA
- Urban Parking at Any Price? | UConn Today
- What Happens When You Swap “Car” and “Bike” in the News | Streetsblog USA
- Closed road through California’s Devil’s Slide reopens as bike trail » Biking Bis – Forget Rails to Trails, how about Roads to Trails (rhyme isn’t as good, but it’s way cooler)
- How high can they go? DC bike counts show continuing surge in protected lane use | PeopleForBikes
- Idaho Highways and Interstates Could See A Speed Limit Change Soon | KMVT | Twin Falls, ID News – Apparently, Idaho’s highways are too safe.
- Local victim advocate wants hit-and-run alerts texted to every cab and UPS driver | BikePortland.org
- Air Pollution Now Linked to 1 out of Every 8 Deaths in the World – Lucy Westcott – The Atlantic Cities
- Commuter cycling fails to get into gear, census data shows | theguardian.com
- Bicycle bill that would have required insurance, permit to ride on S.C. roads dropped | The Greenville News
- Parking Madness 2014 | Streetsblog USA – Congratulations, Rochester!
- My 10-y.o. Wants to Walk to School, But… : Free Range Kids
- Nelle Pierson: Innovations in Advocacy to get more Women on Bikes | The Bicycle Story
- Dateline Nashville: Students Spotted Walking to School — Outside! | Streetsblog USA
- Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart About Where You Build Them | FiveThirtyEight – Even by this flawed standard of measure heavily favoring traffic movement over safety and ignoring the power of induced demand, bike lanes still make sense.
This is an open thread. If you made it this far, you deserve a treat. Another coffee refill?