Germany opens the first 3 miles of a 60-mile bicycle superhighway

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Move over, bike lanes. Move wayyyy over. Germany put its pedals where its mouth is and opened its first bicycle-only highway , a three-mile stretch of protected roadway that is closed to cars and other motor vehicles. Unlike a traditional bike lane, which is separated only by paint on the asphalt, a bicycle highway is an entirely separate roadway where cyclists can zoom along on their merry way without worrying about car traffic at all. Read the rest of Germany opens the first 3 miles of a 60-mile bicycle superhighway

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17 million under flood warning as Mississippi River expected to reach highest crest since 1993

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While some areas of the country are still suffering under drought conditions, unusually heavy rains in other regions are causing deadly flooding that just won’t stop . Over the holiday weekend, extreme weather plagued much of the South, Southwest, and Midwest, with a concentration of flood-related deaths and damage in Missouri. Currently, some 17 million Americans are living under flood warnings, and weather experts warn this could be just the beginning. Unseasonably warm temperatures and a strong El Niño will continue to bring severe weather throughout the season. Read the rest of 17 million under flood warning as Mississippi River expected to reach highest crest since 1993

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