Today’s Headlines

  • Sonoma County employers working out ways to connect employees with coming SMART train (Petaluma360)
  • Bay Area welcomes once-shunned mountain bikers (Mercury News)
  • Cities are unnecessarily endangering bicyclists (Slate)
  • Electric bikes can help California meet emission goals (Next City)
  • Bakersfield road widening project is backwards, out of date, “puts cars over people” (Courthouse News)
  • Failing to secure state funds, San Mateo turns to feds for Highway 101 widening project (San Mateo Daily Journal)
  • Election Cycle: Bicyclist covers both presidential conventions (ABC)
  • At the Republican convention, the “most up-to-date” way to patrol: cops on bikes (Wall Street Journal)
  • Auto industry can do it if regulations demand it: fuel efficiency, innovation are increasing quickly in new vehicles (Fast Lane)
  • We need more than cap and trade (Huffington Post)

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