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Old 09-01-12, 08:27 AM   #1
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npr article denmark bicycle superhighways

Npr did a piece on Denmark's bicycle superhighways

features inc foot rests and rails at stoplights
bicycle pumps every mile

to keep it 50+ they interviewed an 83 yr old who would rather bike to visit her daughter in a neighboring town than take the train

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/01/160386...s-for-cyclists
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Old 09-01-12, 09:30 AM   #2
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Npr did a piece on Denmark's bicycle superhighways

features inc foot rests and rails at stoplights
bicycle pumps every mile

to keep it 50+ they interviewed an 83 yr old who would rather bike to visit her daughter in a neighboring town than take the train

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/01/160386...s-for-cyclists
Bicycle pumps every mile - yeah!!

The hospital emergency rooms must be bustling, as I noticed they are all riding without helmets!!

Horrors!!
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Old 09-01-12, 09:57 AM   #3
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I wonder what the name of that song at the end was. I'd like to hear the whole thing. I wish we had such a thing. I'm tired of sharing pavement with the shredded remains of steel-belted tires, among other detritus, debris, and bric-a-brac that seems to congregate right where I find myself pedaling the majority of time.
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Looks cool but I doubt if OSHA and the ADA would make it very practical today. Slip and hit you head on the bar and a US city would get sued. And I noticed a car in the bike lane on the first picture so steel radial needles would still be a problem. It would still be cool but in our country we would have to slack off the government control a bit.
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Looks cool but I doubt if OSHA and the ADA would make it very practical today. Slip and hit you head on the bar and a US city would get sued. And I noticed a car in the bike lane on the first picture so steel radial needles would still be a problem. It would still be cool but in our country we would have to slack off the government control a bit.
Tsk tsk. It looks cool but it's still not perfect. I think that I'll whine a little.
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Bicycle pumps every mile - yeah!!
Latex tubes must be popular over there.
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Yeah, great. But we didn't see any when we were there a couple of weeks ago.

Now interestingly, there is an increasing number of electric power outlets at places such as McDonalds and other retail car parks that we noticed.

Perhaps the producers of the radio segment got confused between the two...
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The million bucks a mile part gets to me. I bet if things were organized well, volunteers would have done most of the work just for the sake of the exercise. I'm always looking for something for the upper body work out. Digging and general road work would probably be good.
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Tsk tsk. It looks cool but it's still not perfect. I think that I'll whine a little.
Well if that is how you see it. But I would dare to say some bent rider would find the bars too high and the foot rest in the wrong place so they would have to file a law suit for equal access. And I see allowing cars in a bike lane as a problem. While I do like fine Cheese I'll leave the wine to others.

No on second thought I will give into your logic, it is perfect, don't change a thing.
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