Important news from Cobb County DOT regarding bridge work on the SCT:
Cody Nicholson, an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, produced and directed a mini-documentary, Ride Free, which explores the need for and value of creating safer conditions for bicycling.
Check out his website for the film here. Well done, Cody!
With our friend Tyler from BikeAthens, we set out to record images of the importance of wearing visible clothes this time of year, even in broad daylight. We also show a few illustrations of basic safe cycling techniques.
Transitized, a Chicago-based blog about urban active transportation issues, offers this useful poster summarizing the benefits of protected bike lanes (also known as cycle tracks, buffered bike lanes, or green lanes):
You may have noticed the subtle but widespread emergence of bicycles depicted in TV shows and commericals, from Regions Bank cruisers to natty English utility roadsters to zombie apocalypse escape bikes. Bikes are being normalized throughout the media landscape, which reflects the growth of bicycling and will likely lead to a postive feedback loop of interest in human-powered transportation.
Nike just took the mass media profile of bike riding up a notch with this new commercial featuring Lebron James, who is an avid recreational cyclist and bike commuter: