87% of Americans commit to bicycle commuting. Bike path to be built.
RUBY SLIPPERS, KS— Results are in for America's most comprehensive survey of bicycle transportation. Almost nine of ten adult Americans say they definitely might occasionally be likely to bicycle to work once in a while given a government-provided bicycle and a commute less than 3 miles with no hills on sunny days between 64 and 71 degrees when they had no other errands to run if their employer provided monetary incentives with mileage reimbursement, shower facilities, indoor secured bicycle parking and free taxi rides home for emergencies if gasoline prices skyrocket except for Mondays and Fridays if a bicycle path was available. A spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration called the survey results exciting verification for FHWA's bicycle transportation program which helps local transportation agencies find a scenic creek bank where the bike path can be installed.
League of American Bicyclists launches campaign to double amount of bicycling
WASHINGTON DC— The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) announced today that it is beginning a campaign that the League hopes will double the amount of bicycling being done by that organizations 40,000 members. The campaign will attempt to convince LAB members that cycling can also be done on Saturdays. "We want to see our members out there both days," said LAB spokesperson Patrick McCormick. McCormick said that the League also hopes to expand its annual "Bike to Work One Day" held each May, by asking members to individually commute a second day, probably a nice cool day in the fall.
Transportation agents seize alleged vehicular cyclist's computer
SAN DIEGO CA— Following a tip from the National Center for Bicycling and Walking [see earlier story], Federal Bicycle-Pedestrian Transportation Enforcement (BPTE) agents today seized the computer and other "very significant evidence" belonging to suspected vehicular cyclist Darryl Quinlan of San Diego. At a noon press conference, BPTE's James Whittier said that the pre dawn storming of Quinlan's Glendale Avenue apartment produced incriminating books and maps along with dozens of computerized photographs showing adult men and women, as well as children as young as 10 or 11 years old, engaged in acts of riding bicycles in non-designated areas. "We now have reason to believe that Quinlan was involved with a group of these deviants who communicate using Internet mail lists and Web sites," said Whittier, adding that more arrests are likely to follow in what has now become an expanded investigation. Whittier concluded the press conference with a warning to others who threaten the norms of American transportation behavior, "BPTE will not rest until we get these people off our streets."