[For nearly three years now, I’ve been rounding up the bike news every Monday morning right here. It’s been a good run, and I’m moving on to other adventures, including writing regularly at Grist and at my new blog, Taking the Lane. Keep in touch, and thanks for reading and sharing. And don’t forget to support this site, and this column’s sponsor, the awesome Harvest Century. — Elly]
So…one last time, here’s the news that caught my eye this week:
– Hurricane Irene blew along the east coast this week, leaving many streets filled with water and debris. Bicycling conditions don’t seem ideal, but many people are taking to two wheels anyway. In Richmond, Virginia, a columnist offers advice for postapocalyptic biking.
– The day of the recent earthquake out east, though, DC’s bike sharing system was an essential part of the evening commute, clocking record ridership while the subway system was shut down. [Read more…]