Happy 1st Tueday of November, AKA USA Election Day. In California, the turnout has been in the neighborhood of 55% for this mid-term election.
A chart from The System: cycling_fun = F(speed, effort, danger, terrain).
Long Beach, California: a bunch of people show up to ride their bikes. Police issue tickets for running red lights (okay), equipment violations (maybe okay), lack of registration (getting questionable here). Police then confiscate bikes. Do local police have statutory authority to do this in California? More discussion at Biking In LA.
“A once-fringe activist group has landed squarely in the mainstream of Seattle politics” says the Seattle Times about the Cascade Bicycle Club: Politics, friction reshape influential Cascade Bicycle Club. Bike Intelligencer in Seattle has also mentioned the group’s growing pains recently.
USA Cycling considers ban of helmet cameras during races. Frame mounted cameras will still be permitted.
Stationary bike + computer cables + Google Earth = Virtual Reality cycling. Kinda sorta. Via Lifehacker.
“B-Shares” = Food donation delivery by Bike.
BISICKLE = “The bicycle as a lunchpail.”
Bicycle Design: Beixo shaft drive city bike.
Bike helmet stinks when it’s no longer good for use.
Public transportation is good for kids.
Photo contest: Best bus route in America.
“20 Is Plenty campaign in Hoboken, New Jersey. Because you really don’t want to run into a giant sinkhole.
Serious loss for cycling in the form of Jim Oberstar’s defeat in Minnesota. See, e.g., http://bikeportland.org/2010/09/09/father-of-safe-routes-congressman-jim-oberstar-visits-a-local-school-39224
Thanks for that heads up, Mark.