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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:24 pm

Now, for some positive news (after we moved away). Needs an electrical outlet for guerilla charging. :wink:
http://www.oc-breeze.com/2017/10/30/111 ... reek-park/ 8)
The City of Los Alamitos announces the installation of a new “Dero Fixit Service Station and Air Pump” located in Coyote Creek Park, adjacent to the bike trail. The commercial grade bike repair and air kit station will afford cyclists the opportunity to perform repairs and maintenance. The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. With the ability to hang the bike from the hanger arms, the pedals and wheels can spin freely while making adjustments. The Air Kit bike pump allows cyclists to fill a replacement tire or top off their tires so they can continue their ride.
The bike trail adjacent to Coyote Creek Park is just off of the Coyote Creek Channel extending from Katella (south of the 605) to Ball Road. Its reconstruction was completed in the summer and provides regional connectivity and recreational opportunities for biking, jogging, and walking separated from motor vehicles. Some students also use the trail to get to school.
The City thanks Tri-Zone for sponsoring the Bike Station. Tri-Zone, located at 3380 Cerritos Ave. in Los Alamitos, is a swim, bike, and run shop featuring road and triathlon bikes, wetsuits, nutrition, and a huge selection of triathlon gear.
For more information on parks, facilities, events, and programs offered by the City of Los Alamitos, please visitwww.cityoflosalamitos.org.
This article was released by the City of Los Alamitos
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:18 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/arti ... 320551.php :x
Man on bike shot in the face at San Jose light rail station
Bay City News Service
 Published 11:01 am, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Media: Ted Andersen, SFGATE
SAN JOSE (BCN)
A man was shot in the face at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail station in San Jose early this morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies received a call shortly after 1:15 a.m. about a man who was conscious with a facial injury at the Capitol VTA station at 600 W. Capitol Expressway.
The man told medical personnel that he was struck by a projectile while riding his bike, sheriff's officials said.
Police say a man was shot in the face at a San Jose light rail station.
He was taken to a hospital where a medical evaluation revealed he was the victim of a gunshot wound, at which point the Sheriff's Office Transit Patrol was notified, sheriff's officials said.
The VTA has shut down light-rail service at the Capitol station and has bus shuttles taking passengers between the Branham and Capitol stations. Trains are passing through the Capitol station but are not stopping.
No further information about the case was immediately available.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:49 pm

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:40 pm

Now for some more positive news:
https://atlantadailyworld.com/2017/11/0 ... this-city/
We Bike This City
By ADW Staff 

Atlanta has been on a mission to boost its standing on the national urban-cycling scene and spike the city’s safe mobility and public health index. The goal: Become a top 10 cycling city. So, when Atlanta’s Relay Bike Share program exploded in less than a year from 100 to 500 blue cruisers, now positioned at 60 stations around town, it signaled the obvious and highly anticipated: Atlanta, proper, is becoming “bikable.”

From Music Midtown to Mercedes-Benz Stadium and virtually every neighborhood festival, free bike-valet systems have now become the city’s cycle infrastructure.

In June, Atlanta Streets Alive recorded a record attendance of 110,000 people, according to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Earlier this year, Buckhead’s urban-reclamation PATH400 trail hit an impressive milestone: Half of the multi-use amenity has now been built (that’s 2.5 miles), less than three years since the first segment broke ground.

Mayor Kasim Reed’s investment to interweave bicycle riding into the fabric of Atlanta life has paid off. Several years back, for the first time in the city’s history, the city of Atlanta was named one of the top cities in the country for bicycle riding, according to a major magazine devoted to cycling.

Every two years, Bicycle publication reviews Census and Department of Transportation data for more than 100 cities, consults with bicycle experts and interviews advocates and everyday riders to identify the 50 most bike-friendly cities in the United States. Atlanta ranked number 43 on the list for the first time.

“Atlanta is honored is be recognized as a leading bicycle city in the United States,” said Mayor Reed. “Cycling has become an essential part of Atlanta’s transportation network, and we see this mode increasingly growing in popularity. We will continue to invest in bicycle infrastructure for our residents and visitors to enjoy for generations to come.”

Mayor Reed went on to launch Relay, the city’s bike share program, in June 2016 where currently, 500 bikes are available for rent at 60 stations in heavily-trafficked downtown locations. The City of Atlanta has also invested in more than 30 miles of bike lanes, including four miles of protected and buffered bicycle lanes around Atlanta.

In addition, Mayor Reed named Becky Katz the City’s Chief Bicycle Officer. In her role, Katz supports Atlanta’s efforts to achieve national recognition as a bicycle-friendly community. Her duties also include planning bicycle projects to completion, public outreach, project development and ensuring that the Relay bicycle share program was launched.

“When I first became Chief Bicycle Officer for the City of Atlanta, I was charged with advancing our bicycle initiatives,” said Becky Katz. “I am so proud that the City of Atlanta was named a best bicycle city. This is just the beginning. We will grow our bike share system to 500 bikes by the end of the year, increase the amount of high-quality bike lanes in the city and create a connected bicycle infrastructure network making it safer for riders to get around.”

And any day now, the Beltline should officially unveil three miles of new network (the Westside Trail) as work progresses on the partially open Eastside Trail extension.

Bikes, cities and health – a good combination.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:34 am

Very near where I was raised and also commuted by bicycle for many years. :cry:
https://lbpost.com/news/2000011741-moto ... illing-one
Motorist Strikes Children Riding Bikes, Killing OnebySTEPHANIE RIVERA  NOVEMBER 09 2017 18:03 NEWS

A teen boy was killed after he and a girl were both struck by a vehicle while riding their bikes in Long Beach late Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 3:55PM in the area of Woodruff Avenue and Conant Street. 

The boy, in his early teens, was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The girl, between 10 to 12 years old, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized in stable condition, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesman Sgt. Brad Johnson.

Authorities said the children were riding their bikes east on Conant in the crosswalk when the motorist, traveling west on Conant on a green light, turned south onto Woodruff, striking them both. 

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. 

Woodruff is currently closed on southbound Conant.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:59 pm

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/longtim ... b0bae.html :cry:
John Rous, 78, was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday on Old Alfred Harrell Highway. 
Felix Adamo / The Californian
The Bakersfield cycling community lost one of its fixtures on Tuesday.
John Rous, 78, was killed at about 10:30 a.m. after a car hit him as he was riding by Old Alfred Harrell Highway, just north of Alfred Harrell Highway, in northeast Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of a Toyota Scion was heading east on Alfred Harrell Highway when the driver attempted to make a slight left turn and hit Rous as he was heading west, according to the California Highway Patrol. Rous suffered severe injuries from the accident and died at the scene.
Rous was a longtime cyclist and also had participated in about 70 marathons, according to Jim Cowles, who said he had been friends with Rous for more than 40 years. He said they first met when they joined the Bakersfield Track Club.
“He was a wonderful man,” Cowles said. “John was a good friend to lots and lots of people. He was someone who was always there for everybody.”
Cowles said Rous had ridden up to Hart Park from town and was on the way back when the accident happened. Cowles said Rous had biked that route “thousands of times.”
Rous was also involved with several bike-related events and groups. He was the organizer of the Pie Run, an early morning Thanksgiving Day run at Hart Park, during which runners and walkers would bring pie and other desserts to share with one another. 
“No one would start until John Rous told them to,” said friend Margaret Patteson. “The Pie Run will never be the same.”
Patteson said she got to know Rous about 20 years ago after they both joined a running group that met several times a week at the Bagels & Blenderz shop on Stockdale Highway.
“We would all do a run and when we came back, we would sit around to have coffee and visit until we all had to go to work or go home,” she said.
Patteson said that as Rous got older, he did less running and more biking. Besides just riding in town, she said Rous had gone on several cross-state bike trips that took several days to complete.
“He was just a great guy, a stellar member of our community,” she said. “He was amazing, and everyone knew him because he was involved in a lot of things.”
Patteson described him as “bigger than life,” a reference to his height of around 6’5” but also in his personality and how much he was a part of the community.
“He had a great sense of humor. He was very generous,” she said. “It’s senseless what happened to him. When I heard about the accident, I was just devastated and sickened. He’s going to be sorely missed.”
Rous leaves behind a wife, three children, several grandchildren and other family.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:26 pm

http://www.sbsun.com/2017/11/17/man-rid ... ernardino/ :cry:
Man riding motorized bicycle struck, killed in San Bernardino
By BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA | San Bernardino Sun
PUBLISHED: November 17, 2017 at 7:44 am | UPDATED: November 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm
A 24-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he rode a motorized bicycle through the curves on E Street east of Little Mountain Drive in San Bernardino on Thursday evening.
Around 6 p.m., the man — later identified by San Bernardino County coroner’s officials as Brian Brownstein, of San Bernardino — was riding the bicycle north along E Street approaching the curves where it becomes Kendall Drive when a vehicle driven by a 70-year-old woman traveling in the same direction struck the rider, according to Lt. Mike Madden with the San Bernardino Police Department.
Paramedics took Brownstein to a hospital, where he later died.
The driver of the car stopped and cooperated with police. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.
San Bernardino police are investigating the crash.
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