Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 am
Here's the news that caught our eye this week:
- California is getting set to pass a law that would require passing someone on a bike with at least 3 feet to spare and no more than a 15mph speed difference.
- A Maryland transportation official responds masterfully to a perennial complaint about bicycling on rural roads.
- Could investing in bicycle infrastructure be an effective belt-tightening strategy?
- An exurban developer is attempting to lure buyers with the offer of a free car.
- Can we rebuild the suburbs into economically thriving, agriculturally viable equivalents to inner cities?
- Will declining trends in car use in wealthy countries continue? Which is to say, have we reached "peak car?"
- China's extensive new high speed rail system is coming under scrutiny for suspected corruption and safety shortcuts.
- Apparently the NYC anti-bike lane law suit has no legal leg to stand on.
- The story of the last days of two family owned bike manufacturers and their seemingly inevitable fates.
- Advice from a bike shop manager on bike shop customer service.
- A triathlete got back on her bike and completed her race after pausing to save another racer's life.
- Video of the week: Yes, you really can do that on a unicycle!