Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on February 21st, 2011 at 9:15 am
Here’s the news that caught our eye last week:
– New York City is spending more to fill the pot holes left by the rough winter weather of the past few months than it has spent on bicycles in the last three extremely eventful years.
– When it comes to everyday bicycling, how important are friendly media and public perception, really? As the coverage of a minor crash in the Netherlands shows, it makes a world of difference.
– The latest life claimed on Florida’s highways is that of the nephew of the Dalai Lama as he set off on a long distance walk to promote peace.
– Cycling sports legend and sometimes cycling transportation advocate Lance Armstrong has announced his retirement for the second time.
– Could Dover be the next Boulder? Maybe, if advocates can successfully make the case for bicycle infrastructure investment to the Delaware legislature.
– An interesting transportation and public space angle on recent events in Egypt.
– A few graphs that reveal data on gender differences in transportation. For instance, men drive more, but women make more trips.
– Scientists are finally taking seriously one of the key transportation issues of our time: sidewalk rage.
– Another entry in the annals of innovative bicycle design is a bike that serves double duty as a traveling water filtration device.
– It isn’t yet possible to link to a print article, but this photo essay about a “quixotic” suburban commute sounds like it might be worth buying the magazine for.
– If you like sharrows, you’ll like this little homage to them, which also provides a clear description for the uninitiated.
– Video of the week: Do you live in a city, say, a giant one like New York, that doesn’t have bike racks on the buses? This video makes the case for investing in them.