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Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Snowbound Divvy bikes in Chicago (photo by pdbminer @ twitter)

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013.

In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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Boston struggles with string of bicycle fatalities

Christopher Weigl

Boston bicyclists are mourning the fifth traffic fatality among members of their growing community this week.

On Thursday morning, a Boston University grad student was killed in a bicycle-truck collision when he got right-hooked by the driver of the truck.

The student, Christopher Weigl, was a photojournalism student and had written his own obituary this …

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