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Bicycle News Friday, 2012.09.07

September 7th, 2012 | Author: patrick
Category: News

Bicycle News Friday

News and stories from the past week in the bicycling world.

By introducing an anti-harassment ordinance proposal in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition tries to follow in the footsteps of other U.S. communities that have adopted laws to protect “vulnerable users” of the roadways.

Residents of Mexico City have started to adopt the bicycle as a way to avoid the “hell on wheels” created by the city’s automobile traffic.

Iowa City is contemplating the renewal of their bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation.

The Omaha World-Herald recent ran a story on the increasing number of opportunities to ride a bike or run to support a cause (with a list of events at the end)

Want to make a fun and interesting wall decoration out of an old Brooks saddle (or probably just about any saddle)? Here is a nifty how to.

Missouri State University is finding that in recent economic times and with climbing gas prices, bike racks on campus are increasingly crowded.

A group of bicycle advocates is trying to figure out how to implement the world’s first crowdsourced bicycling map system.

“Fast moving packs of law enforcement on bicycles” played a role at the GOP convention in Tampa and look to play a similar role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Continental (known for making bicycle tires) will start competing with Gates when it introduced a bicycle belt drive system in 2013.

Even though some of the advice pertains specifically to Salem, Massachusetts, this article contains a number of good tips for “how to ride a bicycle without getting hit by a car.”

 

Have you heard any interesting stories or news about bicycles? Send a note to info@omahabikes.org.

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