July the Fifth Be With You

We’re taking the day off today, on account of King George III’s failure to rein in a bunch of rebellious slaveholders seeking their own empire, but in case you’re looking for some things to read, here are some stories you might have missed last week:

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Car-dominated Idaho cities like Boise could be getting a lot of bike lanes soon. Image: Pinpals, CC

Bike Country? It's in Suburban Idaho!

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A massive transportation authority in Idaho is promising to build protected bike lanes whenever they resurface the most dangerous multi-lane roads in their region, and some advocates think state DOTs across the country should follow their lead.