Rapid recruitment of Middle Eastern members in the late 1990s was splitting the gang and members of the gang, led by Mick Hawi, beat the older leader, taking his club colours and motorbike and stripping of his leadership. … [Read more...] about Comanchero outlaw bikie gang founder makes miraculous recovery after collision with car ‘driven by brain surgeon Charlie Teo’s daughter’ left him at death’s door
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She has expanded the Ecobici network to more than 6,000 bikes at 444 stations, and users can now access the service using an integrated card that also covers the metro, bus rapid transport (BRT) and trolleybuses. In an effort to include the majority of residents who live on the outskirts of the city, the environment ministry has opened a 24-hour 400-space secure cycle parking facility at Pantitlán near the airport in the east, and another is being built in La Raza in the north. The idea is that people can cycle from home to the hub, take public transport into the centre and then use an Ecobici for the “last mile” to work. … [Read more...] about Viva la revolución: Mexico City cyclists fight for the right to ride in safety
The issue came to a head this summer after one police captain ordered his officers to crackdown on cyclists who rolled through stop signs on the Wiggle – a popular zig-zagging bike route which avoids the city’s biggest hills. A group of cyclists protested by strictly obeying traffic laws – coming to a complete halt at every intersection and only moving on once they had clear right of way. Traffic was gridlocked in minutes. “The thing you say you want – every cyclist to stop at every stop sign – you really don’t want that,” one of the organisers told SF Weekly. … [Read more...] about Should cyclists be allowed to run red lights?