The annual conference for bike collectives will be celebrating a very important milestone this year, as it is the 10th anniversary of the international gathering. Four days of workshops, bike rides, races, outdoor concerts, dancing, and a 10th birthday celebration will be hosted by members of the New Orleans Community Bike Project. This weekend volunteers from collectives and community bike projects from all corners of the globe will collaborate, share and teach each other what works and how to do it bigger and better. As a restless bike traveler, the value of community bike co-ops in cities across the globe is, quite frankly, immeasurable. For more information and access to an international collection of resources by and for collectives, visit www.bikebike.org.
Fort Collins, Colorado is currently debating implementing the “Idaho Stop Law” as it’s called where bike riders may treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is completely clear of traffic. Read about the push for the stop-as-yield policy in the Coloradoan in this August 2013 article, outlining the for and against sides of the Fort Collins arguement. At least one columnist isn’t in favor of the porposed change in law, reportedly because she is more fearful of cyclists than cars on her commute to work, a definite leap in logic given the numbers of riders injured or killed by cars as compared to fellow cyclists. That said, there are two sides to the stop-as-yield policy and it’s worth following along to see how it plays out, especially for advocates that hope to implement (or prevent) stop-as-yield policies in their locale.
Learn more about the 1982 Idaho Stop Law in Urban Velo #17, Pulling Out The Stops.
The Alliance For Biking and Walking is holding a summer photo contest where you could walk away with a Tern folding bike. Open until August 31, the contest is looking for the best images that capture summer time biking enjoyment to boost the colletion of photos for potential future Alliance use. All images will be added to the Alliance’s image bank, with all rights granted to the Alliance upon upload. See full contest details at: www.peoplepoweredmovement.com