Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 am
Here’s the news that caught our eye this week:
– California is getting set to pass a law that would require passing someone on a bike with at least 3 feet to spare and no more than a 15mph speed difference.
– A Maryland transportation official responds masterfully to a perennial complaint about bicycling on rural roads.
– Could investing in bicycle infrastructure be an effective belt-tightening strategy?
– An exurban developer is attempting to lure buyers with the offer of a free car.
– Can we rebuild the suburbs into economically thriving, agriculturally viable equivalents to inner cities?
– Will declining trends in car use in wealthy countries continue? Which is to say, have we reached “peak car?”
– China’s extensive new high speed rail system is coming under scrutiny for suspected corruption and safety shortcuts.
– Apparently the NYC anti-bike lane law suit has no legal leg to stand on.
– The story of the last days of two family owned bike manufacturers and their seemingly inevitable fates.
– Advice from a bike shop manager on bike shop customer service.
– A triathlete got back on her bike and completed her race after pausing to save another racer’s life.
– Video of the week: Yes, you really can do that on a unicycle!