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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 »

Caltrans D4 publishes draft Bay Area highway bike access map

In California, about 1,000 miles of the 4,000 miles of limited access freeway are open to bicycles according to this answer in the Caltrans FAQ section. Nobody knows the real number of miles, however, because the existing bike access maps, where they exist, are so outdated and crummy. In some cases, not even Caltrans knows 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.

Justice for a bicycling farm laborer

Back in July 23, 2013, 65-year-old farm laborer Jose Martinez-Sanchez was biking to work on rural Highway 129 / Riverside Drive outside of Watsonville, California when he was hit from behind at 50 MPH by the driver of a Ford Mustang. Martinez-Sanchez was thrown into the opposite lane, where he was struck and killed by read more »

A Level of Service “improvement” project for Scotts Valley, CA

I live in a small town of 12,000 people in the Santa Cruz Mountains which received funding to rework a major intersection in town. The final design misses several opportunities to improve the intersection for those traveling on foot and on bike.

Mainstream media looks at shoddy cyclist fatality investigation

Quick personal note: I am traveling this week and may be slow in approving comments, which are currently under manual moderation. Some of you may remember the the death of 66 year old Margaret Bengs on November 2, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. Bengs attempted to cross Fair Oaks Boulevard at Kenneth Avenue on her bicycle read more »