The Monday Roundup

Here’s the bike news that caught our eye this week:

– We’d be remiss not to start today’s roundup with a feature about people who found love by bicycle.

– A new study out of Montreal shows that cycle tracks—also known as separated bike lanes—reduce bike related crashes by 28%. Meanwhile, attempts to remove a new, successful cycle track in New York City continue to escalate.

Bicycles now carry nearly as many people across London’s bridges as private cars do, and are expected to surpass them if numbers of riders continues to grow apace.

– Safety in numbers—the theory that bicycling becomes safer when more people ride bikes—has been borne out in the numbers once again, this time in Minneapolis.

– To make the already bikeable, walkable streets of Strasbourg, France even more friendly, the city is lowering its speed limit to 30km or 18 miles per hour.

– A publisher in Capetown, South Africa thought her city should have a bike map…so she put a GPS unit on her handlebars and made one.

– Long Beach has eliminated its now infamous bicycle registration fee.

– In San Francisco, the number of reported injuries resulting from traffic crashes involving a bicycle went up 7% last year.

– In Florida, recent publicity for bicycling traffic deaths has led to questions about appropriate penalties and a call for empathy and education.

– When you’re bicycling or walking, you’re more likely to be in a crash with a hybrid car than a regular old internal combustion machine.

– On the other hand, if you’re attacked by a leopard, your mountain bike might be what saves your life.

– Texas could be the next state to pass complete streets legislation.

– Los Angeles is getting its first bike corral and perhaps its first bicycle activist on city council.

– Hold on and get ready for a lengthy, opinionated review of the major cargo bikes currently on the market. The 100+ comments are almost as interesting as the article itself.

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