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News / Blog Community News News By Bike: Links for You to Read (Jan 9)

News By Bike: Links for You to Read (Jan 9)

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week:

 

protected bike lane pittsburgh biketexasNew Year Motivation:

More like inspiration: John Estrada's (of Brownsville) journey to health began with a bike.

And another for good measure: Exercise may well be the fountain of youth.

 

From around Texas:

Bad news in Donna-- two teens on bikes were hit by an SUV earlier this week.

A&M researchers determine walkable communities are good.

It's been quite a week for bicycle-related editorials, as the Houston Chronicle calls for good street design to facilitate active transportation, and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal says the city being more bike-friendly would be a good thing.

Meanwhile, in North Texas: Denton hired a new bike and pedestrian coordinator! Welcome to Texas, Ms. Anderson!

A woman in Brownsville has been arrested for a December 23 hit-and-run involving a bicycle.

And a quick roundup of good news from Houston:

 

From elsewhere: 

Oklahoma City is considering a three-foot passing law-- but for people on bikes, not people in cars. 

Other cities, on the other hand, are increasing the amount of money they spend on bike/ped infrastructure.

An urban designer in Baltimore writes about 21 measures for pedestrian safety.

One insurance company has decided to offer rebates for exercise.

WashCycle takes on some of the common accusations people who ride bikes hear.

People for Bikes declares 2014 "The Year of the Protected Bike Lane"...

And Edinburgh Cycle Chic asks for 2015 to be the year of "Travel by Bicycle in Normal Clothes."

 

Have a great weekend!

Photo: Protected bike lane in Pittsburgh

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