My photo of Kim Capriotti trackstanding in front of the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas was my most popular photo yesterday on Flickr. Kim’s a professional photographer from Chicago. I think a girl watching site linked to the photo.
Bike news and stuff below the fold.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School published a new report that compared how school children traveled to school in 1969, 1995, 2001 and 2009. 48% of children walked or biked to school in 1969; in 2009, only 13% of students of traveled to school using their legs, while 45% get a ride in the family car or truck. Astonishingly, 30% of students who live less than 1/4 mile from school — that’s 440 yards, or one lap around the track — got a drive to school.
Bike lanes in East Harlem pros and cons.
Streetsblog Network: Paying developers to build free parking.
Science Based Medicine: Antioxidants and exercise: More harm than good?
I’ve mentioned the parking benefit a couple of times here: The Federal government bribes you to drive to work.
I imagine this is less gruesome than it sounds on first reading: “Police [says] that 22-year-old Ronis de Oliveira Bastos [accused of eight murders] used his blue bicycle in at least half of the killings.” I picture the scene from the movie “Prince of Darkness” where Alice Cooper stabs a guy to death with a bicycle frame.
Mark V has crush on Subaru-Trek racer Emily Batty.
BFROU: Hardworking bikes of Singapore slideshow.
Fort Collins Colorado encourages winter cycling.
Gucci + Bianchi collab = a $14,000 carbon fiber “urban” bicycle.