Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on April 14th, 2014 at 9:12 am
— This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by ABUS Security, makers of locks that can “thwart even the cleverest of thieves.”
Here are the bike links from around the world that caught our eyes this week:
Biker hits and runs: “BAM! He hit me and just kept going,” said a woman who says her arm was broken by a man on a bicycle who hit her on the Springwater Corridor and then (illegally) left the scene last month.
Bike golfing: Vail Golf Club is adding a third mode for golfers: they can walk; they can take an electric cart; or they can now bike their clubs to the tee.
Drone injury: A flying drone that was filming a bike race whacked a triathlete in the head and sent her to the hospital.
Less congestion: Auto traffic in Seattle has been consistently falling since 2003. Go ahead, read that sentence again. (The population has grown 11 percent and transit use is up 40 percent.)
Clean mobility: You might have heard IPCC’s new warnings that climate change is already wreaking havoc, but you might have missed its praise for bike infrastructure as part of the solution.
Driving distractions: Some seem to think it might not be a good idea to let you operate iPhone apps from your car dashboard.
Bike adventuring: “Bikepacking has become a world wide epidemic,” declares the new-ish Bikepackers Magazine.
The end of Share the Road: Bike Delaware explains why it convinced the state to drop the confusing slogan “Share the Road.”
Uber saddles up: Wired says Upscale taxi app Uber is creating a dispatch platform for bike messengers as part of a plan to create a delivery logistics service that could compete with Amazon’s.