Biking Bis

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  1. Seattle is abandoning its Pronto! bike share system on March 31 after a sluggish 30-month run.

    Of the 1,175 bike share systems operating world-wide, Seattle could be the largest to end its service in modern history.

    Pronto! launched as a nonprofit concern in October 2014 with 500 bicycles stored at 50 locations. With the system running in …

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  2. A 7-year battle to make Ohio’s roads safer for bicyclists ended earlier this month when the legislature enacted a 3-foot passing bill.

    Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. It goes into effect before the end of March 2017.

    The law makes Ohio the 30th state (and the District of Columbia) to require that …

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  3. A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for  several years, dropped to second place.

    The identity change happened last Saturday as Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon dedicated a new trail running east …

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  4. A 1.3-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 12 months beginning next week.

    King County is closing the trail segment north of Lake Sammamish State Park so construction crews can pave and widen the trail between Southeast 43rd Way to Southeast 33rd Street.

    Bicyclists and walkers will have to use the bike …

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  5. Will 650 children at Peppermill Elementary School in South Carolina get new bicycles this holiday season? That’s the goal of teacher Katie Blomquist.

    The 1st grade teacher for the elementary school in North Charleston wants to buy bikes, helmets, and locks for every pupil.

    She opened a fund-raising page at entitled “Every Kid Deserves a …

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