Wings on Their Heels
Cassandra Castillo, a 26-year-old bike messenger.
By CAROLINE H. DWORIN
Published: November 14, 2008
â€œITâ€™S Russian roulette every day,â€ said Cassandra Castillo, a tough, tattooed 26-year-old who is one of the cityâ€™s handful of female bike messengers. â€œEvery day weâ€™re two paychecks away from disaster.â€
rest of the article here.
Also some nice photos from the article in a
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The Jakarta Post– Bicycles could disappear from India and China, experts warn due to “un-friendly” bicycles policies from their governments transportation departments.
———————————————————————————- Ontario, Canada–400 bicycles are being sent to Namibia Africa as part of the organization Bicycles for Humanity.
read the article in the Goderich Signal Star.
———————————————————————————- Portland, Oregon–Banner year for bicycling according to report from Portland’s Office of Transportation. Bicycle use increased into the double digits for the 4th straight year in a row. editorial from Oregonlive.com
———————————————————————————- Buffalo, New York–Looks like it might be history for the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum. They are selling 400 of their antique collection to overseas investors. Article in newsday here.
———————————————————————————- China opens largest bicycle museum. Article here. (sounds like they bought the bikes from Buffalo)
———————————————————————————- Cyclists claim pattern of Harassment from local police in Seattle, Washington. Read article in the the Stranger
———————————————————————————- There has been an ongoing architecture competition in Red Hook, sponsored by the Forum for Urban Design. This remote part of Brooklyn has gained new attention for opening a Fairway and recently an IKEA. It also has limited public transportation so urban designers have been looking to the bicycle as an efficient mode of transportation.
A 28 year old Brooklyn resident, Jonathan Rude, won the contest of the Bicycle Master Plan. NBC article on details of the plan being shot down including a 10-story bicycle storage Ferris Wheel.
Gothamist.com article on the master plan and contest winner announced.
Video from Brian Lehrer from back in May, explaining the contest.