Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


L.A.B.’s 2013 state rankings

LABstate

via League of American Bicyclists (pdf): http://bicyclecolo.org/merchant/117/files/2013BFSrankingchart.pdf



“Bike Share” is not even sharing, let alone socialism

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/29/hurt-capital-bikeshare-is-making-biking-ugly-smugl/

Unlike Sarah Palin or Tina Fey, or whoever it was, I really can see Russia from my front porch. Or, at least, I can see broken-down socialism.

That is because across the street from my house on Capitol Hill is a loud, clanging “Capital Bikeshare” docking station. It is one of the locking ports for those fat, red communal bicycles you see peddled all over town by commune enthusiasts. (Say that fast, and it sounds like you are saying “commun-ists.”)

For a small membership fee, users can pick up a bike at any of 165 such docking stations and proudly pedal themselves to work, school or to pick up Chinese food.



Manual del Ciclista Urbano de la Ciudad de Mexico

(En Espanol)

http://www.sma.df.gob.mx/sma/links/download/biblioteca/flippingbooks/manual_ciclista_urbano/



Portland Bike Share on Track for 2013 Launch

People of Portland: “Bike share” is very cool. But it isn’t really sharing. Why don’t we just call it what it is — a public-private bike RENTAL program. Not library cards — credit cards.

Learn about bike share, suggest locations for stations:

Portland Bike Share.