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June 25: Cycling News from Around the World

Cool biking stuff happens in tons of places besides Toronto.

Here’s some news, views, and inspirations that I’ve come across in the last week.

I post all interesting Elsewhere Links as well as lots of Bike News from Other Cities over on the Links Page.

Bikes + Buses in Chicago

Last Friday, at the end of Chicago’s Bike to Work Week, Mayor Daley made an interesting proposition at the week’s culminating rally; bikes should share the bus lanes on downtown streets to accommodate the surge in bike traffic.

Manhattan to Enjoy 6.9 Mile Temporary Car-Free Route

While the Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg may have failed to get his plans for a congestion charge approved, he’s not stopping the fight for liveable streets just yet. His latest plan is to create a temporary 6.9 mile car-free route from…

California: Bike Boulevards Coming to Long Beach

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that Long Beach officials are planning two new bike boulevards for the city. While the routes aren’t set yet, we do know that there will be one north-south route and one east-west route.

Danish IKEA Intros Fleet Of Trailer Bikes To Get Those Flatpacks Home

After a survey found that 20 percent of its customers arrived by bike, the IKEA outside of Copenhagen has hooked up with the Danish Freetrailer service to offer (relatively free) Velorbis bikes with trailers to customers.