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55 mph highway & taking the lane

Those around the US westEAST coast: I hope you’re enjoying the snow! Shoot your snow biking photos my way (links to Flickr or other photo sharing site) and I’ll post them on Monday. This is cool: The cyclist takes the lane on a 55 mph divided 4 lane highway with 12 foot lanes and 8 read more »

3 Feet *and* 15 MPH?

California Senate Bill 910 proposes a maximum 15 MPH speed differential for cars passing bicycles in addition to a three foot passing distance.

Just two days a month?

San Jose Merc News transportation journalist Gary Richards wrote of the recently released VTA report showing Highway 87 has the worst traffic for Silicon Valley highways. The 9-mile route from the Almaden Valley to the northern part of San Jose has the most stop-and-go traffic in Santa Clara County during commute hours, according to the read more »

Caltrans report debuts active transportation performance

Caltrans publishes a quarterly performance report they call Mile Marker. For the June 2015 edition, the California transportation agency debuted new performance measures, including data on use of active transportation, on-time intercity rail trips, as well as cyclist and pedestrian fatality rates. They also highlighted a the successful implementation of a road diet project for read more »

Water district schedules trail closure for Bike to Work Day

Update: Santa Clara Valley Water agrees to postpone trail work. San Tomas Aquino will remain open for Bike to Work Day. We love the Santa Clara Valley Water District and their willingness to open up their right-of-way for non-motorized travel. They can occasionally be a little bit tone-deaf, unfortunately. Take, for example, this notice of read more »

Federal bike-counting pilot in 10 regions

When talking about things like the risks of cycling, you often see silly statements like “California is the second most dangerous state for cycling.” We honestly don’t know how dangerous or safe cycling is, however, because we don’t know how many bikes are on the road.