Bike Intelligencer » sound transit http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 News Cycle: As the crank turns … http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/04/news-cycle-as-the-crank-turns/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/04/news-cycle-as-the-crank-turns/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:07:19 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=2877 Cascade Bicycle Club has started counting cyclists at light rail stations. It’ll be intriguing to watch these numbers.

Spokespeople’s monthly ride is this Saturday. Start from the Wallingford Playfield at 2 p.m. for a tour of the Ship Canal Trail, it’ll be a relatively laid-back pace, with a stop to watch the big boats going by for Opening Day of Boating and another stop to enjoy a free snack at the Fremont PCC. The ride will go past the Republic of Fremont’s signature Lenin statue and Fremont Troll. Michael Snyder, the bike guru behind SeattleLikesBikes, will lead.

Now there are doubts about the big NYC bike commuter count.

Cycle University is holding a swap meet on Sunday to bikeswap Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor project.

Lexus is touting a hybrid (e-bike) concept bike using … 20-inch wheels? Further confirmation that when a car company tries to do bicycles, the result is what we saw with typewriter companies trying to do computers.

Cascade Bicycle Club blog: What can we learn from a bike striking and killing a pedestrian?

Car counts are down in Seattle. So why is the city so focused on huge highway expansions like the 520 project?

La Vuelta de Bisbee has no apparent relation to Gene Bisbee of BikingBis, but it sure seems like it ought to.

Lance Armstrong has bought into Honey Stinger energy foods.

Bike to Work Day in San Francisco is shaping up nicely. Plans by Cascade Bicycle Club and the mayor’s office are still being formulated but it looks like a blowout year. The League of American Bicyclists has the overview on Bike Month 2010. The full schedule for Seattle is still being finalized, but promises to include some interesting wrinkles.

BikeHugger on the Bike My Way app. “We’ll use this with our Biologic iPhone mount when we ride the Mobile Social in Portland during Webvisions next month.”

BikeSnobNYC reports in Outside magazine on Portland’s relentlessly velocular culture.

Glenn Erickson, the remarkable Seattle cycling icon who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year, will host a Davis Phinney Foundation benefit ride on May 16 starting from Marymoor Park velodrome. A great way to say hi to Glenn and support a worthy cause.

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Daily Roundup: Not again! (bike tax), Bikes on trains, feds to take over Cali state parks? http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/07/daily-roundup-not-again-bike-tax-bikes-on-trains/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2009/07/daily-roundup-not-again-bike-tax-bikes-on-trains/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2009 05:11:33 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.wordpress.com/?p=902 The bike tax bogeyman has reared its senseless head in Portland. Bad place to raise that canard. BikePortland.org is on the case and has major media alerted.

Publicola: Bikes will be allowed on Seattle’s new light rail trains after all on opening weekend, after the Cascade Bicycle Club organized a huge protest. Erica C. Barnett has details.

Imo, Sound Transit, the benighted transportation authority behind the bike ban, has vastly underestimated the amount of bike traffic the trains will attract. In the Bay Area, Caltrain is in the midst of a virulent flap over “bumping” bike commuters. Only a certain number of bikes are allowed on the trains, and once the quota is reached, no more can board. The problem first surfaced big-time when gas prices shot up last year, but has remained residually troublesome to this day.

Good to have Cascade keeping an eye out, but Sound Transit needs some reality-based planning acumen as well. Dudes, the cycling era is upon you. How about being part of the solution instead of the problem.

We’ve painted the grim picture before of how proposed state park closures in California (to save money) would impact mountain bikers. Now there’s talk that six of the parks would revert to ownership by the federal government, which as we all know is just rolling in dough these days. Here‘s an insightful rundown from National Parks Traveler of the situation, with equally compelling comments. My only add: I’m visiting in NorCal and have heard talk that the feds might develop the parklands they take back over. Horror of horrors, and one hopes just babble.

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