Paul Andrews

Daily Roundup: Bus bike rack fails! Return of the L.A. bike fee, Lance does good, London bike planner

In Bicycle advocacy, Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on June 25, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Just the kind of thing we all worry about: A bike rack failure on a bus going 60 mph. dodged the bullet this time, but as we in the Seattle area know, the Sportworks racks have their “issues.”

Los Angeles had a bike license fee, then rescinded it. Now they’re talking reconstituting it. Confusion reigns. From Bike Rumor:

A bike commuter “got a ticket for not having a license on his way home from trying to get a license where he was told they were out of licenses at the moment.”

And BikeRumor riffs on Lance Armstrong’s Twitter call-out re a Texas “3-feet-please” law that the governor may veto.

For the first time since 2005, the World Cup will return to the United States — in Windham, New York, for 2010.

Wonderful informative interview from with the city of London’s bike planner. Worth reading!

  1. Thanks for the Cyclelicious mention. When King County Metro was experiencing problems with the 3 bike racks, was it specifically with the retaining arms falling off? I asked Sportworks about this in 2008 and their statement to me was “user error” and some examples of what some of the problems were. I never really understood how the retaining arms would be different between the 2 bike and 3 bike models so I shrugged the Seattle experience off.

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