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The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

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Somerville to Fine Bike Lane Blockers $50

By Monica Jimenez Wicked Local Somerville October 18, 2013 Are you one of those drivers who’ll park in the bike lane while picking up a  coffee from Dunkin Donuts or waiting for a friend to come downstairs? Starting next month, … Continue reading

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Local Businesses Need Not Fear New Bike Lanes, Seattle Study Suggests

By Jeff Spross ThinkProgress August 15, 2013 Businesses often fret that installing bike lanes on their streets will cut down customer traffic, but a new study published at Seattle Transit Blog found no evidence to back up that worry. One way to fight climate … Continue reading

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Why Every Bike Needs a Bell

By Chris Tackett TreeHugger August 9, 2013 … The need for a basket or panniers, a nicer seat, or even a helmet are, in my opinion, all up for debate on whether they are necessary, but I think there’s no debate … Continue reading

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Palestine’s First Bike Lane in Jericho Brings Oldest City Up to Speed

By Karin Kloosterman Green Prophet August 1, 2013 Biking enthusiasts in Palestine have welcomed the construction of the first cycle lane in the Palestinian territories on the main road leading from Jericho to Jerusalem. The 1,200 two-way metre cycle lane on the west … Continue reading

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Fatal Traverse City Hit-and-Run Crash Elevates Push to Make Road Safety Improvements

By Kyle Moroney MLive July 18, 2013 A push to make streets in Traverse City more pedestrian and cyclist friendly is getting more attention following the crash earlier this month that killed 29-year-old Kelly Hurlbert. Since last July, Traverse City planning … Continue reading

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$1.50 Paper Bike Helmet Concept Makes Bike Share Programs Safer

Posted by Jordan Carr bikerumor.com July 8, 2013 With bike share and rental programs taking off across the US, safety has become a huge concern for travelers looking to optimize city time via a bicycle. But lugging around a helmet … Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Bicycle Spring’

By John Yemma The Christian Science Monitor July 1, 2013 Long shunted to the side of the road — and sometimes denied the road entirely — the humble, fragile, friendly bicycle is merging into mainstream traffic in unprecedented numbers around … Continue reading

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Elevated Bicycle Lanes May Come to Hawaii

KITV June 19, 2013

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Amtrak Bicycle Baggage Cars Could Boost Tourism, Lawmakers Say

Huffington Post June 17, 2013 New York lawmakers want Amtrak to add baggage cars to its passenger trains that would be capable of carrying bicycles. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sens. Betty Little of Warren County and Brad Hoylman … Continue reading

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