We’re enjoying a beautiful day *ahhhh CHOO!* in the Bay Area — temperatures in the 70s F / low 20s C with gorgeous sunny skies *sneeze* encouraging scores of trees and flowers to ahchoo achoo achoo bloom. Perfect biking koff koff koff weather! I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather as much as I am!
Bikes news and link outs below.
Biking fifth graders got sick of navigating around trash cans cluttering the road on pickup day, so they did some research, showed up at a city council meeting, and got city code changed. Via.
Utility Cycling Analysis of Google “Bike There” option part 1. I’ve submitted a number of corrections and gotten a response on two so far.
Mission San Francisco Federal Credit Union offers loans of up to $2,500 specifically for bikes. SF Appeal points out that an $800 loan paid off in 9 months gives you a monthly payment of $93, which isn’t that much more than the cost of a Muni Fast Pass.
Wend Magazine: Cargo bikes make commuting easier, though I wonder about the need to haul so much *stuff* just for a commute!
The story of Alleycat Acres, “an urban farming collective with bikes!”
Gotta run; enjoy the beautiful pollen soaked air!
The link to Google review sends you to the story about the kids and the garbage cans.
Oops! Fixed now -> http://www.utilitycycling.org/2010/04/analysis-…
Thanks for the link!