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Archive for November, 2009

FTA Proposed Eligibility of Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

Posted by Phil G-E on November 23, 2009

See this article  from the League of American Bicyclists:

FTA Proposed Eligibility of Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

Big change in perspective for the Federal Transit Administration, apparently!

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Model bike commuter Program

Posted by Paul Taylor on November 21, 2009

My son’s employer has a program to encourage employees and students to be bike commuters. The employer is Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland Oregon.

Here is an outline of the program.

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Decoys Being Used to Catch Bike Thieves in Elkhart

Posted by Henry Scott on November 17, 2009

Today’s South Bend Tribune has an article about Elkhart police utilizing decoy bicycles under surveillance to catch bicycle thieves. If I recall, this is something Adam has advocated in the past. Seems like a smart approach to me!

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More Mishawaka Riverwalk completed

Posted by Paul Taylor on November 7, 2009

The last piece of the loop that’s the downtown Mishawaka Riverwalk has opened. The Riverwalk has been 18 years in the making, as Mayor Jeff Rea remembers working on the first grant while he was a city staffer in 1991.

Read the original South Bend Tribune article, or read more detail from the developer.

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LA Times: Physician accused of deliberately injuring two bicyclists is convicted

Posted by Phil G-E on November 3, 2009

Christopher Thompson, 60, is convicted of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges in the crash that injured cyclists Ron Peterson and Christian Stoehr on Mandeville Canyon Road in 2008.

By Jack Leonard

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LA Times article “Bikes and cars: Can we share the road?”

Posted by Phil G-E on November 1, 2009

Bikes and cars: Can we share the road? By Christie Aschwanden

Photo by Ken Kwok, LA Times

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