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Electronic bikes help officers respond faster

Electronic bikes help officers respond faster

By Rick McCrabb, Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News, March 11, 2014 Middletown added a “great tool” to its police force and it didn’t cost taxpayers a dime. The police department recently purchased four electronically powered Stromer bikes that...

Motorists, bicyclists share rights to road

Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Columbus Dispatch With due respect for letter writer J.I. Lykins (“Harsh sentence in fatality was unnecessary,” Feb. 27), the “harsh” sentence handed out for the death of cyclist Bob Lennon was not about...
Weather can’t stop officer on bike

Weather can’t stop officer on bike

Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:23 am by Caroline Connors, The Beverly Review Chicago Police Officer Joe Hurley has been patrolling the streets of Beverly by mountain bike for the past three years, but you won’t hear him complaining about the...

Police bike patrols successful in Papakura

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 09:26, voxy.co.nz Police officers patrolling the South Auckland suburb of Papakura have implemented bicycle patrols which have been proved an invaluable addition to the community. Over the past four weeks, the Papakura East Neighbourhood Policing Team...
Cycle medics: Cure for traffic-clogged roads?

Cycle medics: Cure for traffic-clogged roads?

by Shveta Pathak, Staff Reporter, Gulf News.com Published: 21:47 February 26, 2014 Dubai: To save precious seconds lost to traffic jams on the roads, the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) is increasingly relying on medics on bicycles who can reach victims...
Tech Wednesday: Bike Cop on a Cop Bike

Tech Wednesday: Bike Cop on a Cop Bike

by United Bicycle Institute, February 2014 Those of us who use a bike just for leisure sometimes forget that a bike can also be a useful tool. We were recently reminded of this when Officer Adam Ferguson of the Kent, WA...

Bicycle Helmet Safety Video

The Province of Manitoba has published a bicycle helmet safety video geared towards teens.  View it here: http://www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/hlp/bikesafety/#video.  The page contains other bicycle safety resources as well, including downloadable...

Washington PDs Build Trust by Putting Cops on Bikes

Kitsap's L.E. agencies make bikes available to officers for use during special events and for patrols. By Andrew Binion, Source: Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash., Created: February 20, 2014 Thousands of cyclists spinning Sunday up the cliffs of Bainbridge Island signals...