Bicycling News Roundup

A couple of interesting items from Planetizen:

  • Who pays for city roads? Are bicyclists freeloaders in the system? Or are the real freeloaders the drivers of cars? Or, as is usually the case, is this probably way more complicated? Here’s a report from Canada. It would be interesting to see what the results of a similar inquiry would be for Springfield. Hmmmmm…
  • The Shweeb doesn’t seem very practical as transportation. But it looks like a hell of a lot of fun :-)

In “who pays” news, here are some pictures of Fremont just outside my house. Seems a re-paving project has begun — badly needed:

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Comments 4

  1. Steve A wrote:

    Hmm. OTOH, bike riders use those roads longer since they live longer depite their need for smoother pavement. ;-)

    Posted 29 Sep 2010 at 12:55 pm
  2. Andy Cline wrote:

    Steve… :-)

    Posted 29 Sep 2010 at 1:20 pm
  3. Tracy Wilkins wrote:

    I made the mistake of riding down that the first day they did it. Not very fun! Since then, I’ve been enjoying Pickwick!

    Posted 29 Sep 2010 at 6:58 pm
  4. Andy Cline wrote:

    Tracy… Yep. Pickwick is nice. Fremont really needed this re-paving. Glad to see it. Now I’d like to see a little hot asphalt tomorrow.

    Posted 29 Sep 2010 at 9:56 pm

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  1. From It’s Everywhere! « SpringfieldCyclist.com – Tracy Wilkins’ Cycling Weblog on 30 Sep 2010 at 3:27 pm

    [...] This section of my route is being resurfaced.  They’ve ground off the old layer of asphalt and haven’t yet laid down the new one.  I made the mistake of riding this on Monday and had about three teeth rattle out of my mouth.  Since then, I’ve re-routed over to Pickwick for this section.  Andy has a few pics up on his website. [...]