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  • France to encourage bicycle use by turning Paris streets into cycle lanes to limit crowds as Coronavirus lockdown eases.

    05/05/2020 11:48:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    euroweeklynews.com ^ | 5 May 2020 | Damon Mitchell
    WHEN France begins lifting its coronavirus lockdown next week some of the busiest traffic lanes in Paris will be reserved for cyclists in a bid to limit crowds on public transport. The city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo said “In total, 50 kilometres of lanes normally used by cars will be reserved for bicycles.” She also said another 30 streets would be made pedestrian-only, “in particular around schools to avoid groups of people,” she said. The mayor had announced last week that the Rue de Rivoli, one of the main thoroughfares through the heart of the capital, would be only for bikes...
  • NYC bicyclists are killing pedestrians

    09/01/2019 11:47:54 PM PDT · by Plumberman27 · 44 replies
    N Y POST ^ | August 31, 2019 | Brad Hamilton
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has aggressively pushed a bike-friendly agenda, adding about 100 miles of dedicated .
  • NYC bicyclists are killing pedestrians and the city won’t stop it

    08/31/2019 8:07:24 PM PDT · by OddLane · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2019 | Brad Hamilton
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has aggressively pushed a bike-friendly agenda, adding about 100 miles of dedicated lanes for cyclists amid a spike in rider collisions, but he’s done little to address the danger that bikers themselves pose. Since 2011, bicyclists have injured more than 2,250 pedestrians — including at least seven who died — according to stats from the city Department of Transportation and published reports. Injuries are up 12 percent this year, rising to 127 through June 30 from 113 over the same period in 2018, the NYPD says...
  • NYC should stop coddling young white bros on bikes

    09/04/2018 6:22:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    “More protected bike lanes!” was summer’s war cry for take-no-prisoners cycling advocates. But the roughly 98 percent of New Yorkers who get to and from work by other means than bicycles need protection from the young, testosterone-fueled white males who comprise the vast majority of two-wheel desperadoes.
  • Fury at 'dangerous' California law that would allow cyclists to ROLL PAST stop signs

    03/04/2017 3:15:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 3, 2017 | By Forrest Hanson For Dailymail.com
    A proposed California law would allow bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. The law would allow bicyclists to continue past stop signs provided there was no oncoming traffic and they felt safe doing so. Stoplights would not be affected under the law.
  • Trek urges Wisconsin cyclists to oppose governor's proposed budget cuts and bike tax

    05/21/2015 1:05:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Industry News, Bicycle Retailer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brain Staff
    "I think the reason these anti-bike policies are being proposed is it’s a red-meat issue for a lot of Republicans," Bike Fed executive director Dave Cieslewicz told Madison.com. "They have stereotypes about what cyclists are and they don’t see them as their voters. They see attacks on cycling as politically beneficial." WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's president, John Burke, is urging Wisconsin cyclists to contact their state lawmakers in support of the state's Complete Streets Law, which Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating. Burke, in an email sent this week, also urged them to oppose a $25 state bicycle...
  • Woman, 59, dies days after being struck by bicyclist on Upper West Side

    09/22/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/22/2014 | TINA MOORE
    A 59-year-old woman who was being kept alive by a ventilator after she was plowed down by a speed-demon bicyclist in a Central Park crosswalk has died, her family said Monday.
  • Bicyclists who float out of their bike lane.

    03/13/2014 9:08:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 140 replies
    03-13-2014 | Me
    Sorry, have to vent as I cannot stand these moronic liberal bicyclists in their stupid monogram tights and stupid gay shoes who cannot stay within the lines of their bike lanes. To the idiot tonight....keep drifting out of your bike lane and don't be surprised if one day you end up on the underside of my F350. The stupidest people allowed on public roads.....
  • New Law Requires Drivers To Stay 3 Feet Away When Passing Bicyclists

    09/23/2013 6:27:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    AP) ^ | September 23, 2013 5:07 PM
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists. The proposal from Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, is intended to better protect cyclists from aggressive drivers. It states that if drivers cannot leave 3 feet of space, they must slow down and pass only when it would not endanger the cyclist’s safety.
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Police Say Azusa Bicyclist, 20, Was Purposely Trying To Get Into Accidents With Cars

    04/20/2012 8:34:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 20, 2012 12:30 AM
    AZUSA (CBS) — Police say a woman in Azusa was riding her bicycle into cars on purpose so she could pressure drivers into giving her money. One of the motorists called police after the 20-year-old woman was found crawling out from underneath their car near East Arrow Highway and South Azusa Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The woman fled and officers found her nearby. Paramedics treated her for some scratches and officers issued her a citation for alleged hit-and-run. Azusa police said the suspect, Celina Pangburn, of Azusa, also tried to pull the same stunt a few hours earlier...
  • New Los Angeles law bans harassing bicyclists

    07/21/2011 9:07:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/21/11
    A new Los Angeles law makes it a crime for motorists to harass bicyclists, verbally or physically.
  • Tour de France: Fury as TV car knocks cyclist into barbed wire

    07/10/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2011
    ST. FLOUR, France - Tour de France riders were furious after two of their number were injured in a crash involving a television car on Sunday's ninth stage. Spaniard Juan-Antonio Flecha crashed to the ground while Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland went flying into a barbed-wire fence. "He was lying in the barbed wire, completely in it, in the barbs, his pants were completely off, he was completely naked," said Michale Cornelisse, the sports director of Hoogerland's Vacansoleil team after rescuing his rider from a ditch. "I just saw him flying through the air. He has deep cuts in his legs, he...
  • UC Berkeley crackdown has bicyclists fuming

    12/13/2010 11:23:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 70 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/13/10 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    UC Berkeley freshman Devin Shoop got a $220 ticket in September. His crime: locking his bicycle to a railing instead of a bike rack. He got another ticket two weeks later: $220 for rolling his bike through a stop sign instead of fully stopping. Now he has to go to traffic school to keep a moving violation off his driver's license. Jorel Allegro, a junior, earned his $220 ticket in October for coasting through the campus dismount zone instead of walking his bike as required. California's law requiring the same traffic fines for cars and bikes isn't new. But at...
  • Gaining Momentum

    09/04/2010 7:46:36 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 3 replies
    Denton Record Chronicle ^ | Sept 1, 2010 | Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
    BARTONVILLE — Area bicyclists have launched a statewide petition drive, hoping to keep other cities from adopting rules like Bartonville’s new ordinance, which limits the size of bicycling groups riding through town. More than 2,000 people have signed the petition denouncing the ordinance, according to Robin Stallings, executive director of Bike Texas. The petition went online Aug. 25. About 20 percent of the signatures were gathered at the Hotter’N Hell Hundred bike races in Wichita Falls last weekend. “Most of those names are from North Texas,” Stallings said. The group plans to leave the petition up a while longer, since...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Spiritualist tennis pro charged in 4 hit-runs

    06/07/2010 6:14:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 11+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/7/10 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A tennis pro, self-styled master natural healer and crystal therapist was charged Monday with trying to run down and kill four bicyclists last week in San Francisco. David Mark Clark, 39, of Albany was arrested Friday after he went to Albany police to report that his Nissan Rogue crossover sport utility vehicle had been taken at gunpoint. The Rogue was abandoned at 17th and Missouri streets Wednesday night after the hit-and-run driver struck his fourth victim and crashed the vehicle. Clark, who has no criminal record, was charged Monday in San Francisco Superior Court with four counts...
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • Doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting bicyclists in Brentwood

    01/10/2010 9:51:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 137 replies · 3,395+ views
    A doctor convicted of assaulting two bicyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on a narrow Brentwood road was sentenced today to five years in prison. Christopher Thompson, wearing dark blue jail scrubs, wept as he apologized to the injured cyclists shortly before he was sentenced. "I would like to apologize deeply, profoundly from the bottom of my heart," he told them, his right hand cuffed to a court chair. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott T. Millington called the case a "wake-up call" to motorists and cyclists and urged local government to provide riders with...
  • Bicyclists vs. Pedestrians: An Armistice

    09/27/2009 6:57:40 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 12 replies · 436+ views
    New York Times website ^ | September 26, 2009 | Robert Sullivan
    ONE of the great battlefields in the war between bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City is the Brooklyn Bridge. Pedestrians think all bicyclists are out-of-control maniacs; bicyclists — the majority, anyway — are just trying to avoid cars and not break a sweat. The stripe painted down the center of the elevated Brooklyn Bridge walkway, to separate bicyclists from pedestrians, has become a line in the sand. We need to erase that line once and for all. There are various reasons for the battle of the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn seems to sprout bike commuters, as do its vaguely do-it-yourself...
  • Police Release 911 Calls in Bicyclists' Attack

    08/23/2009 3:03:17 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 130 replies · 3,370+ views
    August 22, 2009 10:44 PM Al Pefley New developments in a recent incident in Boca Raton, where a man was attacked by a group of bicyclists. Police have just released 911 calls from that night. "911. What's the address of your emergency?" "Um, a bunch of guys on bicycles are beatin' the crap out of this guy," one caller said. Calls poured into 9-1-1 from drivers who watched as an elderly man, 69 year old Miles Barish of Delray Beach, squared off with a group of bicyclists on A1A. "911. What's the address of your emergency?" "A1A and Palmetto Park....