October 21, 2020

Bicycle coalition, Tahoe Fund team to install hundreds of bike racks around the lake

Bike racks were installed at the Incline Village Library.
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The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has completed the third phase of its efforts to create secure bike parking within the basin.

The coalition, with the help of a grant from Tahoe Fund and matching contributions from local businesses, purchased and installed 100 bike racks in high-priority spots near town centers and also added a bike repair station this summer, offering parking for 200 bikes.

In total, the coalition and Tahoe Fund have teamed to provide access to 450 bike racks at outdoor recreation locations, area businesses and community hotspots all around the lake since 2018, offering secure parking for up to 900 bikes.

“The bike coalition has consistently heard from members and supporters that the lack of bike racks is a barrier to getting people to make more trips by bike,” said Chris Mertens, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition board member.

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Police investigating Belfast knife attacks release image of man on bicycle

Police investigating five attacks on women in Belfast city centre on Monday night have released an image of a man on a bike. 

Three women were stabbed and two assaulted by a silent and hooded or masked assailant on a bicycle, using a small but sharp knife.

The victims, who were aged between 19 and 22, suffered wounds to the neck, arm and the back of the leg areas.

Police now believe the same man may have attacked another woman earlier the same evening.

Police said they are “urgently seeking to identify the male in this image to assist them with their enquiries.” 

Any information can be provided to Detectives at Musgrave CID quoting reference 1886 of 12/10/20. 

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Speaking this morning, Chief Superintendent Simon Walls told the BBC: “Currently we’re looking at the possibility

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City Council Hits Brakes On Plans For Bicycle Playground

Plans to build a bicycle playground at Concord Community Park faced resistance Tuesday night from the City Council, which chose to postpone a vote on the proposal until a future meeting.

Council members focused on the possible operating and maintenance costs of the project, which would be built and paid for by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority through its Street Smarts Diablo program, as well as impacts near its proposed location on Cowell Road.

The CCTA is proposing what it described as a “miniature street-scape” within the park with bicycle-sized “roads,” scaled-down signals and traffic signs and other markings to help would-be riders learn how to navigate busy pathways and roadways.


The bicycle playground might end up going to another city, though, unless the council members get on board with Concord Community Park as the location.

Council members asked if other parks in the city were better options for the

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Man in awe over stranger’s heartwarming response to his missing bicycle: ‘He is a legend’

An act of kindness that happened in July is just now going viral on Reddit a few months later. 

A Reddit user shared the story of Steve Farmer, a train commuter, and Abdul Muneeb, a railway worker in London, in the forum “Humans Being Bros.” One day, Farmer left his bike locked in a train station. But when he returned he was certain it had been stolen. 

“Left work at 6 p.m. to find just the cut lock and no bike. Resigned to never seeing my trust stead again, asked the station if they have cameras. A guy appeared waving at me, asked me to put the code into my cut lock. He replied, ‘I have your bike’ with a smile I will never forget! His name is Abdul and he works for South Eastern Railways,” Farmer wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post that was reshared on Twitter

Muneeb

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Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails – Western Illinois University News

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails

October 12, 2020


MOLINE, IL – A collaborative research paper about Quad Cities bicycle trails by one Western Illinois University graduate student and one alumna, along with their professor, has been projected to “make a major contribution to the field,” with its findings related to diversity among those who use the trails.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) graduate student Sadie Parker, of Redlands, CA, and RPTA alumna Haily Hinson, of Hohenwald, TN, are in the process of making edits to their paper, “Spatial Accessibility of Bicycle Routes in the Quad Cities: Impacts for Environmental Justice.” The two authors wrote the paper as part of their graduate studies with RPTA Professor Rob Porter and hope to have it published in an academic journal.

The students’ research used Geographic Information System (GIS) data to more closely examine

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Army officer completes Leh-Manali bicycle ride in record time

Mumbai, Oct 13 (PTI) The 472-km road from Leh to Manali is considered a challenge even for motorists and truck drivers because of the altitude gain and a mercurial weather.

Army officer Lt Col Bharat Pannu traversed the route — one of the highest motorable stretches in the world — in 35 hours and 25 minutes on bicycle two days ago. He is now hoping to enter the record books.

Pannu started from Leh on Saturday morning and reached Manali on Sunday night.

‘The 50-km climb to Tanglang La (5,328 mtrs from sea level) was a killing one, but the sunset over the pass was beautiful. At night, temperature dropped to -12 degrees Celsius,’ Col Pannu told PTI on the phone from Chandigarh.

According to him, no official speed records were maintained for cyclists on the route, but some cyclists had finished the distance in 49 hours.

To set a

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After protests, Spokane Police Department trains new officers for Bicycle Rapid Response Team

After a Spokane protest devolved into a riot in May, Spokane Police Department tactical team leader Lt. Dave Overhoff knew it was time to get his planned Bicycle Rapid Response Team ready to work.

Overhoff took over the tactical team that works such community events as Hoopfest, Pig Out in the Park and various parades about two years ago.

“One of my visions was to bring the TAC team up to 21st century policing. This was really conducive to our mission, vision and values of our department,” Overhoff said of the bike team. “It had a lot to do with the community outreach that we had envisioned.”

The bike unit is ideal for crowd control and community engagement, Overhoff said.

After the George Floyd protest on May 31 in Spokane ended with officers using tear gas and firing rubber bullets to disperse protesters, Overhoff’s team trained the entire next week

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Boise Bicycle Project needs donations for annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes

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Boise Bicycle Project holiday bike giveaway for kids

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes that

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Bicycle Playground With Mini Street System Proposed For Concord

CONCORD,CA — The Concord City Council on Tuesday night could decide to endorse the concept of a bicycle playground —a network of small-scale bicycle-sized “roads” within Concord Community Park — where children and adults riding bikes would be able to learn the rules of the road.

The park would be built and paid for by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority through its Street Smarts Diablo program. The city of Concord would be responsible for programming, operations, controlling reserved use and ongoing maintenance.

CCTA proposes building what is described as a “miniature street-scape” with the roads and their scaled-down signals, traffic signs, road markings, bus stops, bike lanes, railroad crossings and other real-life traffic markers and obstacles.

“Learning to bicycle by navigating busy roadways, amidst real-life traffic, may discourage would be riders and has the potential for grave consequences for those willing to try,” according to a Street Smarts Diablo news

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