I hope you all had a great New Year.
While riding on New Years Day, I encountered a group of equestrians who celebrated the Year of the Horse with a horseback ride on public roads. Their route included the most heavily traveled stroad in my city. Orange County cycling attorney David Huntsman points out that this is “something to be encouraged. The brave presence of equestrians is legal and a clue to motorists that the road is not theirs.”
More bike news below the foggy Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose, California.
Elisa Poteat in Washington DC asks should traffic reports include bicycle travel conditions? Much of the discussion seems to take place here. Those in favor point out that cyclists have broken bones on iced over paths. Those who are less enthusiastic claim that the inherent flexibility of bike travel allows cyclists to lift a bike over trail obstructions.
Leif Haven looks at SFMTA’s bike count numbers and finds them wanting. He points out that commutes are hardly the only types of trips made by bikes. I’ve been meaning to discuss this statistical shortcoming myself at some time; maybe later.
Everybody’s talking about Trek’s new elastomer comfort cyclocross bike.
Lennard Zinn @ Velonews talks about winter commuter tires.
Qhubeka is mobilizing people with bicycles in South Africa.
Brian encourages all of you all to Get out.
Aaron mentions holiday carnage at Streetsblog SF.