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Got this report today, thanks John! I was down here the other day, it most certainly is all torn up. In fact roads all over town are getting torn up right now, post more problem areas in the comments.
Western Ave in the Allston/Brighton area is a mess from Harvard Ave to Batten Way.
Pavement is dug up and is very dangerous for thin tires, mountain and city tires should be fine but watch the pavement edges (and manhole covers) as they are screaming for a pinch flat. Not sure when paving will be completed but I imagine it will be done before next Monday
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:45 AM MTâ€” The research company Leisure Trends is reporting that bike shop sales in February were up 12 percent over the same month in 2011, likely due to warmer weather nationwide this year. Leisure Trends bases its reports on data from a sampling of retailers.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)â€”The Australian government is backing the cycling industryâ€™s attempts to lower an import tax threshold that some say is threatening the viability of brick and mortar bike shops.
HEERENVEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)â€”Dutch bike maker Accell Group has formed teams to scout acquisition candidates in North America and Southern Europe, according to a Dutch press report cited by the Bike Europe newsletter. The news comes two weeks after Accell Group reported it earned a â‚¬17 million windfall from its 22 percent stake in Derby Cycle. Accell Group abandoned its bid for rapidly growing Derby Cycle after it reached an agreement to be acquired by Pons Holdings, a Dutch company that owns the Gazelle bike brand.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)â€”Derby Cycles sold 73,000 electric bicycles in the first nine months of the year, a jump of nearly 86 percent from the same time period last year, according to an earnings report released by the company on Monday.