Tuesday, March 08, 2011

News you can use - March 8th 2011

Sorry I've been away from the blog for a week.  The weather has warmed up and the lure of the roads traversing New Jersey's beautiful countryside has proven to be too strong for this cooped up cyclist to resist.  Plus, I finally got a job! (yeah!) I've been collecting these articles for nearly a month but they are all important, so pardon if there is a lot of them.  Keep on walkin' and rolin'!
- Andy B.

New Jersey News

Judge throws out confession in hit-run death of 'Idol' hopeful
Asbury Park Press • Monday, March 7th 2011

State gives flat tire to Morristown bike plan
MorristownGreen • Monday, February 21st 2011

Feature: Rage Against Your Machine
Outside Magazine • March, 2011
An excellent, must read piece.

Bike Sharing Coming To Hoboken & Jersey City?
Planetizen • Saturday, February 19th 2011

George Street construction project to reopen in spring
The Daily Targum • Thursday, February 24th 2011I'
I'm planning an in-depth review of this project soon.

Op-Ed: On-Street Protected Bike Facilities Boost Mobility While Lessening Congestion
In Transition Magazine (NJTPA) • Winter, 2011
Being an LCI, can you find the sentence in this otherwise great piece that I have a real problem with? (hint - It's toward the end)


Berkeley man, 70, critically injured when SUV strikes him on Route 9 in Lacey
Asbury Park Press • Monday, March 7th 2011
"He was not in the designated crosswalk, according to police."
Google aerial shows no marked crosswalks at intersection.

New York City
NYCDoT and its commssioner, Janette Sadik-Khan have been taking an irrational trashing in the press as of late for their innovative bicycle and pedestrian treatments.  I may not always like some particular things that they do over there but one cannot underestimate how important the innovations going on over in NYC are for the bike/ped movement here in New Jersey and for the nation as a whole.

There Is No War On Cars
Streetsblog • Tuesday, March 1st 2011

Lawsuit Seeks to Erase Bike Lane in New York City
The New York Times • Monday, March 7th 2011

Brad Lander and Park Slope Residents Rally For Prospect Park West Bike Lane
Streetsblog • Tuesday, March 8th 2011

The City's Misunderstood Cyclists
The Wall Street Journal • Friday, March 4th 2011

Feature: For City’s Transportation Chief, Kudos and Criticism
The New York Times • Friday, March 4th 2011
Letters: Improver of Street Safety
The New York Times • Monday, March 7th 2011

Eyes on the Street: Wrong Way
Streetsblog • Friday, February 25, 2011


PSU report: Cycle track, buffered bike lanes working well, but could be improved
Bike Portland • Thursday, February 24th 2011

Will a bike ride a day keep the doctor away?
Portland Tribune • Thursday, March 3rd 2011

That singing bike path idea ...
The Oregonian • Monday, February 21st 2011
Only in Portland

Dang! Look at all the cool stuff coming out of Utah!

Utah may become 2nd state to legalize rolling stops for bicycles
Bike Delaware Blog • Tuesday, February 22nd 2011
Press Release: Main Street & South Temple Green Shared Lane Pavement Markings
Salt Lake City

‘Dead Red’ Bill May Offer Relief for Kansas Cyclists Stuck at Malfunctioning Red Lights
Kansis Cyclist • Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

Virginia Cops Flag Injured Pedestrians for Interference (with video)
Streetsblog • Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

Op-Ed: How bicycling will save the economy (if we let it)
Grist • Monday, February 28th 2011

Column: Penalty for killing bicyclist is inadequate
St Petersberg Times • Friday, February 18th 2011

It’s hard to imagine… (A 3ft doorzone bikelane)
Commute Orlando Blog • Tuesday, February 22nd 2011


The latest City perk: secure bike parking
London Evening Standard • Friday, February 11th 2011

Welcome to the town of SpeedKills
Australian Broadcasting Corpoeration News • Friday, February 18th 2011

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