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Have Books, Will Travel

Owen from TuesdayBikeNight found this in 1964′s Venture World Traveler at a Denton thrift store. I think the author is *the* Peter Bart. The article is about college kids going abroad, but I mostly dig the graphic and typography. Cool find.

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SUV hits cyclist on Fry St

I haven’t liked covering so many recent accidents, but they deserve public attention, especially as the city bike plan is underway. We received a phone tip about this last night, and the NTDaily ran an article today about the accident.

Nathan Hardy was riding south on Fry St from City Parc to UNT, when he was struck by a Lincoln Navigator that was turning onto Oak. Both approached the green light, and the SUV failed to yield and struck Nathan. Denton police cited the driver for failure to yield.

Hardy was flung from his bike and slid about 20 feet, said Steven Schroeder, Hardy’s friend and roommate, who was cycling just behind him at the time of the accident.

“His bone was sticking out of his leg and he was screaming,” said Schroeder, a communication design sophomore.

The driver immediately pulled over and called 911, witnesses said. Emergency personnel arrived in less than five minutes and Hardy was transported to Denton Regional Hospital, Schroeder said.

According to a friend, Hardy rides a bike for his primary transportation and hadn’t driven in a year.

The accident scenario (car fails to yield and hits cyclist head on while turning) is eerily similar to another accident this week where local BMX photographer, Travis Kincaid, was struck head-on.

On a related note, I recently found a 1970′s plan by UNT and Denton to add bike lanes to Fry. Fry businesses (including one Curtis Loveless) fought the plan (to save a few parking spots), and obviously the project didn’t go through.

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City of Denton Bike Checkout Program?

From the May 15, 2001 City Council Minutes, page 4, Consent Agenda:

13. NO. R2001-023

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE PERSONAL USE OF BICYCLES CHECKED-OUT TO EMPLOYEES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CITY OF DENTON EMPLOYEE BIKE CHECKOUT PROGRAM; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

which was passed:

Burroughs motioned, McNeill seconded to approve the Consent Agenda except for Item #15. On roll vote, Beasley “aye”, Burroughs “aye”, Fulton “aye”, McNeill “aye”, Phillips “aye”, Redmon “aye”, and Mayor Brock “aye”. Motion carried unanimously.

Anyone know the rest of the story, if there is one?

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Oldest Denton Bicycle?

Seen here in the lower right corner is a bicycle, at rest, during the opening era of automobile use.  We’d love to find an older picture of Denton bikes before cars were invented.  Thanks to Colin Carter for finding this photo.

Old school fixed gear, I bet.

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Photo credit to the UNT-hosted Portal to Texas History, a great resource for archived information.  Direct link to photo.

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