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Golden Gate Bridge considers sidewalk toll for walkers, cyclists

Golden Gate Bridge District staff float a proposal to charge a toll for walkers, skater and cyclists who cross the iconic span between Sausalito and San Francisco.

Santa Cruz Bike Party tonight – the Pirate Ride

Santa Cruz Bike Party starts 7 PM tonight at the Bike Church in Santa Cruz. The Bike Church is on Pacific Ave at Spruce, which is a block south of Laurel. The theme is pirates. East Bay Bike Party also rolls tonight as 10-10-10,000 Zombies. They meet 7:30 PM at West Oakland BART. Have fun, read more »

Parking, simulations, and asthetics

If you’ve ever looked at a Google satellite view of your local shopping center or office park, you’ve probably noticed how much space car storage takes up relative to the actual building. This aerial view makes any parking-dependent development fairly ugly in the minds of many people. Jarrett Walker points out some of the compromises read more »

San Jose Police Bike Patrol take the lane

Google Streetview captured this two dozen strong contingent of San Jose and Santa Clara police bike patrol on an apparent training ride last November.

Operational and Safety Impacts of Restriping Inside Lanes of Urban Multi-lane Curbed Roadways to 11 Feet or Less to Create Wider Outside Curb Lanes for Bicyclist

That mouthful is the title of the study published by the Florida DOT in 2011 showing that driver’s passing distance of cyclist can depend on the cyclist’s apparent gender and attire.

Police impersonator pulls over teen cyclists, brandishes weapon

The Palo Alto, CA police department ask the public to watch for a man who impersonated a law enforcement officer when he ordered two children to stop their bikes before brandishing a weapon at them.