The out-of-town news thread, vol. II
SRAM hq is extremely bike-friendly: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/03/15/perkins_will_design_of_sram_headquarters_is_a_bike_friendly_dream_office.html
I don’t know about you, but I’m OK with locking my bike someplace indoors and then walking the rest of the way to my office. I don’t need a bike lane right to my desk.
Bike vigilante reunites owners with stolen bikes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/16/bike-batman-the-crusading-craigslist-scouring-superhero-seattle-so-badly-needs
The story mentions bikeindex.org, which seems like a good place to register your bike so all the info (including a photo) is ready in case it gets stolen. It’s the place this guy is referring to when he searches for stolen bikes on Craigslist.
The bike that breaks all the rules
Fremont, CA: City apparently “uses Safe-Routes-to-School grant to remove bike lanes, widen intersection” on 40mph road in front of high school:
Runnels in Cincinnati’s Riverfront Park:
New 3D Virtual Reality MTB (Downhill) simulator for young parents…
100 years into life, he keeps moving
Harrold was still riding six miles a day on his bike in his 90s, but has backed off a bit recently.
“I just ride down to the post office, up the north road here, two or three miles,” he said.
I was tempted to put this into cars-hitting-buildings, but it’s probably better here.
Cleveland man can’t believe he got cited for breaking the law http://www.cleveland.com/letters/index.ssf/2016/03/traffic_tickets_letter_to_the.html
Cleveland man can’t believe he got cited for breaking the law
Maybe he should move to Pittsburgh, where he can be confident that would not happen.
Five myths about bicycling from The Washington Post
Why is bike share so safe?
Cops harass the joggers too.
Incidentally, if you look at this intersection where this allegedly happened, there’s NO EFFING SIDEWALKS!
If that photo is supposed to be a clickable link, it does not work on my iPad. Can we have another link, please?
“If that photo is supposed to be a clickable link, it does not work on my iPad. Can we have another link, please?”
here you go:
GAH! Dammit! every various link I tried to paste here comes up with that un-clickable photo!
Sorry, I tried.
In Chrome it appears as an unclickable photo, too, but when I right-click and choose “open in new tab” it works. So maybe play around with the link somehow on the iPad.
Also, the email notices for new posts strip out images and links from text. Oddly, the one RustyRed posted, the url came through (but is probably turning into an image here via some wordpress magic/bullshit); the one jonawebb posted just came through as “Cheating in triathlon” by itself.
Now that I have an actual computer in front of me, lemmesee if I can screw with the link.
Yep, works on the laptop, and it works on the iPad. The key was to strip off that “embed oem” thing at the end of the link, and then hand-construct an html “A” tag in which to embed it.
Here’s a type of crash you don’t hear about often: Driver pulls over on shoulder of freeway to sync his Bluetooth, gets rear-ended…by a small plane making an emergency landing.
Idaho Driving Test Now Covers Bikes, Pedestrians
The Idaho Statesman reports that since January, everyone taking the driver’s license test has had to answer two questions about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
This is a start, but it should be more questions than 2 for bike / ped safety.
The story of the Tour de Trump: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-tour-de-trump-bike-race-213801
Ikea stores to start selling a belt-drive bike in the fall.
According to IKEA spokesperson Annique van der Valk, IKEA’s start in bikes is not a pilot or a test. “As it is a perfect fit with what IKEA stands like offering customers healthy and environmental-sound solutions. Of course we will monitor the success in sales and depending on that opt for more bikes to offer at our stores.”
Road diet? It’s just paint.
Mother, Daughter And Dog Struck And Killed In Crosswalk By SUV
Though the intersection of Roscoe and Jason is an uncontrolled intersection, it does have a distinguished ‘zebra’ crosswalk with marking signs. The road is one of several in the L.A. area that has been put on a ‘road-diet’ in theory making the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists by surrendering a vehicle travel lane for bicycle lanes.
The speed limit, however, remains 40 mph, and there are no flashing yellow lights to more pronouncedly signal the presence of a crosswalk.
“Posted 40” is equivalent to “a goddamned expressway”, in common practice.
That road should be posted 30.
NYC: “Video Shows Brooklyn Cops Drove Into Cyclist, Then Lied About It” on official crash report: http://gothamist.com/2016/04/14/nypd_cyclist_cops_bike_lane.php
NZ hotel anti-breakfast bulge
I thought this is interesting. Someone took people’s drawings of bikes and rendered them using CAD:
Indian artists design optical-illusion crosswalk that looks like a barricade, forcing drivers to slow down:
“The novel idea will be used near schools and accident prone areas in Ahmedabad to reduce road related accidents and allow pedestrians to safely cross the road.”
Hidden motors starting to hit the racing mainstream:
With prices starting at $11k, cheaper than the bike you’d likely be, uh, customizing.
DC council member proposes exempting “all bicycles and related gear” from sales taxes on every April 22 (Earth Day).
Now- Introducing Legislation to exempt all bicycles and related gear from sales taxes on every April 22 in celebration of Earth Day!
— Anita Bonds (@AnitaBondsDC) April 19, 2016
Family Urges Suspect To Come Forward After Deadly Hit And Run of Cyclist
Deadly elevated bike lane collapse in Olympics host city
RIO DE JANEIRO — An oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday when it was hit by a strong wave, killing at least two people, Rio de Janeiro authorities said.
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