Posted by Will Vanlue (Contributor) on May 14th, 2012 at 9:56 am
the identify of these two individuals.
Here's the news and other stuff that caught our eyes this past week...
- This past week it was announced that Citi Group will sponsor New York City's bike share system to the tune of $41 million.
- Protests against Putin's (some say illegitimate) election in Moscow are gaining attention after a reporter caught an image of a child and his bicycle staring down riot police.
- Car manufacturers continue to introduce safety features to protect vehicles' occupants but they're making things more dangerous for people outside by designing cars with ever-growing blind-spots.
- Police in the UK are trying to determine the identity of individuals involved in an apparent attack on a man riding a bike along a country lane.
- Researchers estimate 42% of Americans will be obese by 2030 due to access to more food than we need and our "sufficiently inactive" lifestyles.
- Grid Chicago's John Greenfield explores the issue of bike facilities and gentrification including a look at our own experiences with N Williams here in Portland.
- Following Portland's lead, Philadelphia is introducing a bike corral program for local businesses.
- I've spent the last few days riding around Chicago so I was exited to hear the Chicago Department of Transportation is continuing to expand the city's bikeway network.
- Not sure where to keep your bike safe at home? Try one of these twenty-six ways to store your bike.
- Learning to ride a bike may be easier than you remember, especially if you toss out the training wheels and put kids on a balance bike.
- Some businesses still believe bike lanes can be bad for business but at least one business in Los Angeles is closing its doors partly due to heavy motor vehicle traffic in the vicinity.
- Safe passing laws get a lot of praise for protecting people on bikes but The Atlantic Cities looks at why those laws may not have much of an impact on people's driving habits.
- Police in Rye, NY are taking the honey over vinegar approach by trying a more polite message encouraging people on bikes to ride single file.
- After a man found his stolen bike on Craigslist he called the thief, arranged a "test ride" and "stole" his bike back.
- Bright green bike lanes, a common sight in Portland, are spreading to more locations around the Bay Area.
- If you've somehow missed the fact that May is Bike Month, now you can hear it from Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire.
- If you don't want to always carry a helmet and a bike light, check out this Kickstarter project that combines the two into one.
- Seattle's first "Bicycle Sunday" was a big success, drawing families out on their bicycles along Lake Washington Boulevard.
- And finally, here is a 1945 documentary from the UK showing you "how a bicycle is made":