For the past two years you might be able to feel better that something might be done about all those cars and trucks blocking bike lanes, that there is a chance for traffic justice—reporting them to the Bike Lane Uprising platform and knowing that each incident is recorded and analyzed. Christina Whitehouse, founder of Bike Lane Uprising, spoke at the August 20, 2019 meeting of the Evanston Bicycle Club and talked about why the platform was created and how the data are being used.
Streetsblog Chicago is the daily news source and advocacy organization for sustainable transportation that addresses transit, walking, cycling, commuter railroad, ride share, and scooters. John Greenfield co-founded it in 2013 and it has expanded with additional staff and free lancers. John was the featured speaker at the August 14, 2019 Chicago Cycling Club meeting and provided an update on the following transportation issues related to cycling.
Before closing out the 106th edition of the Tour de France, wanted to share some of the trivia learned in listening to coverage:
* The Tour is the world's only major sporting event free to spectators.
* Another nickname for the Tour is La Grande Boucle, the big loop.
* Each rider is assigned a number, with last year's winner having number one. We can easily see the numbers they pin to their jerseys, still with safety pins. But each rider has a number plate on their seat post which includes a small number representing the number of Tour career stage wins
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