foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (mischief)
[personal profile] foxfirefey
There was a Mercedes-Benz parked in the bike lane of Vilnius, Lithuania. So, the mayor ran over it. With a tank. (Well, okay, not really--the event was staged. But it might fuel fantasies for those of you who wrestle with lanes being blocked.)

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[personal profile] lizcommotion
Browsing the internet, and I came across this charming photo of the 1967 opening of the Four Mile Run Bike Path in Arlington, VA (across the river from Washington, DC).

Four Mile Run bicycle path opening, 1967

The Four Mile Run trail parallels the W&OD trail, which is a rail-to-trail path. They run on either side of a stream. Not sure which opened first...*runs off to do research*
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[personal profile] colin
 Ray LaHood:
"Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.

 

We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging investments that go beyond the minimum requirements and provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities."

Wow. 


darkemeralds: Naked woman on a bike, caption "I don't care, I'm still free" (Bike Freedom)
[personal profile] darkemeralds
Ha ha ha ha! I have inducted a new member into the cult.

Today I met my good pal at Waterfront Bicycles* in downtown Portland, where she rented a bike so she could experience this thing I've been raving about for six months.

Rent-a-bike
Rent-a-bikes

A perfect day for brainwashing )

*If you ever want to rent a bike in Portland, go to Waterfront Bicycles. They are extremely helpful, their prices are good, their service is outstanding, and they have lots of good bikes to rent. I watched them treat every single customer--young, old, fast, slow, newbie and old hand--exactly the same, with friendly respect. They are my new bike shop for sure.

This entry is crossposted from my DW.
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[personal profile] sara
Has anyone tried out the new Google cycle routing thing? Any thoughts?

Locally, it picks up none of my municipality's extensive bicycle-and-pedestrian routes, and seems to ignore those streets which have become de facto bike-and-local-car-only routes.

I think I'm sticking with Bikely for now, alas.

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