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Application Developer,Cyclist,Runner,cat owner. Day job is an IT Architect for IBM. Probably owns too many bikes. What I say here are my own thoughts, not IBM http://jrees.net
Application Developer,Cyclist,Runner,cat owner. Day job is an IT Architect for IBM. Probably owns too many bikes. What I say here are my own thoughts, not IBM http://jrees.net

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I/O Extended - Chapel Hill will take place during the first day of Google I/O and include information about Google, the local Google office, tech sessions, panels, and live video from I/O. Breakfast, lunch, and a reception afterwards will also be included with registration. Space is limited, so be sure to register at https://universe.com/io-extended

Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what's next. Together we'll explore the latest in tech, mobile & beyond. I/O is two days of hands-on interaction with the latest technologies, inspirational talks and a few surprises in between. 

Interesting to see google spend some time and money on +Plus. I thought they were letting it wither away? 

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Two non profits I work with / for mentioned in this artucle. Yay!

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Local Fourth of July road race in Carrboro
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26 June 2015 - New bike tourist friend Dave.
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A ride I did with staff of the town of Chapel Hill on Earth Day

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The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition working with the Honeysuckle Tea House to determine the best location for an upcoming bike rack.
It is refreshing to see a business in rural Orange County recognise the benefits of accommodating cyclists, and the benefits cyclists bring to them and local economy.

Accommodating cyclists and providing them discounts (Honeysuckle offers 10% discounts to patrons who arrive by bike) has mutual benefits: It requires less of their space to be carved out to accommodate cars, more bikes can be parked in the same space, and traffic on Jo Mac road, leading to the tea house, is diminished.. thereby benefitting the neighbours near by the tea house. A total win win.

I applaud the Honeysuckle Tea House, and other businesses who embrace the cyclist based economy. It is a shame so many other businesses consider cyclists a problem, to be 'repelled' and legislated from the rural roads. Roads that sometimes become clogged with cars. Bikes, and their riders, can bring so much additional business, without requiring any extra infrastructure, widening of roads and the environmental impacts endless urbanisation and the car culture bring. You would think that this would be embraced, and welcomed, as it is why so many moved to the rural parts of Orange County in the first place
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