Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on September 27th, 2010 at 9:42 am
Here’s the news that caught our eye this week:
– In Baltimore, a 30 year old woman who was running as the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate was struck and killed while bicycling last week.
– One more obstacle to an important bicycle trail connection in Seattle has been overthrown in court.
– A tragedy in Tampa has some calling for better bicycle infrastructure and more awareness.
– NYC has cut some bus service and is now planning to fill in the gaps with private van shuttles, resulting in a few concerns.
– A Vancouver newspaper makes a compelling case for the return of the streetcar.
– Could “ergonomic crosswalks” improve the experience and safety of walking in the city?
– In Portland, a project aims to determine whether or not the city has an equity gap in who is served by transit.
– Last Friday, San Francisco celebrated the 18th anniversary of Critical Mass.
– In case you haven’t yet seen it, here’s a story about the two men who are traveling across South Africa photographing people with their bicycles and recording their stories.
– A U.S. based business has donated 50,000 euros to support cycling advocacy in Spain.
– Some interesting thoughts about cycling fashion and what your clothing choices communicate.
– How do you design intersections so people on bikes can make left turns safely? This video from the Netherlands shows some good and bad examples.
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com