Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Questionable at best transit guy Jay Walder takes over Citi Bike
October 28, 2014, 08:39
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City officials had refused to greenlight hikes in the program unless new management was brought in.

Walder brings decades of management experience to the system, including two stints at the MTA and Londons public transport system.

He was most recently the head of Hong Kongs subway system.His time there was marred by what was perceived has his poor handling of a high-speed rail project between the island and mainland China, and he was forced to leave a year before his contract expired.

via EXCLUSIVE: Former MTA head Jay Walder will be named Citi Bike boss: sources – NY Daily News.



Related Buys Alta Bike Share
October 27, 2014, 18:59
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Keep your eye on all this weirdness.

REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related Companies, along with Equinox, will buy Alta Bicycle Share, the company that manages the city’s bike-share program.REQX aims to double Citi Bike’s 6,000-bike fleet, according to Capital NY, and will be allowed to raise the rental fees.

via REQX Ventures | Citi Bike Cost | Related Companies.



Death threat?
October 10, 2014, 08:40
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Stevenson freaks out this other fellow Critchlow, who then decides to make an even bigger stink.

Mr Stevenson, who has worked for a wide range of cycling publications during a lengthy career in journalism, objected to suggestions in the piece that some cyclists were as much to blame for problems on the roads as motorists.Taking to his Twitter account, Mr Stevenson wrote: “Can someone please just have Andrew Critchlow taken out and shot? Thx.”

Within hours of the comment being posted, Mr Critchlow, a business journalist, who has represented Great Britain in cycling road races, had been bombarded with hundreds of threatening messages.

via Police investigate alleged death threat from cycling journalist – Telegraph.



Capitol Hill bike share in Seattle will have helmet dispensers

People point to hills and weather as the biggest challenges facing bike share in Seattle. Wrong, it’s this:

In order for Pronto to operate in compliance with helmet laws, each station will also have a “helmet dispensing” device and a return bin. Helmets will be available to rent for $2, will be sanitized after each use, and cycled out after a certain number of uses. Expect to see more people walking around with their own bike helmets to beat the $2 fee.

via Capitol Hill bike notes | Big day for bike share, Broadway bikeway extension, Greenway meetings | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle.



“cyclists become most indignant if you hit them”
July 29, 2014, 14:59
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Things you need to know if you hire a car in the UK according to Heathrow Airport web page.

Information you should know about driving hire vehicles in the UK.



U.S. 2013 Border Crossing/Entry Data
July 28, 2014, 06:35
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via US gov.

2013 Border Crossing/Entry Data | Bureau of Transportation Statistics.



The fourth version
July 16, 2014, 19:13
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…could actually be true.

UPDATE: However, a fourth version of events has since come to the fore, and it’s the most plausible yet. According to Specialized’s Giampaolo Mondini, one of Contador’s frames was broken while it was still on the roof. Following Contador’s crash, the team car had to rush to his aid and clipped the Belkin car as it passed, destroying the bike.

via Details of Alberto Contadors Tour-ending crash – VeloNews.com.




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