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posted by Joe on Monday, December 18, 2006 Share/Save/Bookmark

New York, NY

It's wheel simple - bikes go here
The city has installed signs and painted biker silhouettes on blacktop in Times Square and two other locations to remind drivers they must share the roads with cyclists.

SUV Attack

All the time, he is continuing to jam on his horn. I get off my bike to make it clear that I don't intend to move until he talks to me. He then turns his wheel sharply and from a complete stop guns the engine and drives straight through my bike.

Holy Rollers
“It’s the next big fight,” a biker who has been agitating to get cars permanently banned from the Central Park loop said recently. “I really think I’m doing God’s work.”

Chicago, IL

Chicago: A City Whose Mayor Cares About Bicycling
One reason it might happen is that it has the powerful support of the city's longtime mayor, Richard M. Daley, a biker himself. Chicago is a city where the mayor usually gets what he wants, and bicycles, along with health and environmental improvements, have been a near-obsession for Daley over the past several years.

Portland, OR

Portland Police to distribute bike lights, safety brochures

This is a great example of what’s possible when community groups, the city, and the police all come together for a common goal of making our streets safer!

Seattle, WA

Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle

So far the proposals include 21 mile (34 km) of bike trail and five new bicycle overpasses. There are also ideas for lane marking to allow autos and bikes to better share existing road space.

Washington, DC

Bike Station Design Meeting
The Bicycle Transit Centre will provide bicycle parking, rentals, repairs and accessories in a new state-of-the-art building at the west end of Union Station.

Beijing, China

Foreign Auntie Challeges Rule-Breaking Vehicle

At around 8:50am on October 20, 2006, on the road from the Zhaoyang East bridge towards the Blue Island Building, a funny episode occurred: a foreigner acted as traffic police and made a small sedan which had gone into the bicycle lane move back out into the car lane.


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