Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on March 28th, 2011 at 8:39 am
Here’s the news that caught our eyes week…
– In NYC: The clowns have come out to defend an embattled bike lane alongside Prospect Park, police have been ticketing anyone on a bike riding over 15mph in Central Park, and more momentum builds to make both those parks permanently carfree.
– Why is there so much road rage (not to mention internet comment rage) towards people on bicycles? One writer takes on the task of explaining the hate.
– The city of Cambridge, Mass. has installed free bike maintenance stands throughout town, including integrated pumps, tire gauges, and basic tools.
– Freedom Rides, a new bike group in LA for members of the Black community that hosts fun rides that end at restaurants, has been sparking conversations about race.
– An Australian professor makes the case for improving public health by getting rid of that country’s mandatory bike helmet laws.
– U.S. transit systems are finding that they have to revise their standards and designs as people become heavier.
– What does car sharing have to do with bicycling? Potentially, everything.
– Still yearning for a blow by blow recap of the National Bike Summit a few weeks ago? Here you go.
– A guy throws a big, fun party for the whole community to celebrate his 10 year carfree anniversary in the not-so-bike-friendly city of Danbury, Connecticut.
– A not-so-countercultural bicycle wedding in LA wends its way into the mainstream media.
– A look at the latest fashion trends in cycling, not leaving out plaid, wool, and the all important polka dot.
– Cool animated graphic of the week: A visualization of how London’s “Boris Bikes” bike sharing system has been used so far…