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Bicycle Blog Link Love

Happy Hump Day. I hope you find this collection of stories useful. Every cycling advocate should read this –> The Travails of a Novice Bike Commuter. I helped a hopelessly lost first time bike commuter last night on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose. She’s the fifth person I’ve helped find her way over read more »

Yahoo’s company car

“The limited edition Yahoo! bike” photo from Yodel Anecdotal. Yahoo held a huge bike fair at their Sunnyvale headquarters last week. The bike fair was organized to encourage bicycling as transportation. Specialized, local bike shop Mike’s Bikes and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition were on hand to display bikes and help people with bike commute read more »

Bike lanes and traffic congestion

Via Streetsblog comes this look at traffic volumes in Minneapolis before and after bike lanes are installed. Minneapolis measures AADT [Average Annual Daily Traffic] on the same roads every few years, so we have data from before the bike lane installation (in 2008 or 2009, depending on the road) and after the installation (in 2012). read more »

What is the Sheldon Method?

Last night I was the guest “professor” for a fun, weekly online chat called #bikeschool on Twitter. The format is simple: the professor asks questions, the audience answers. Participants hashtag evertyhing with #bikeschool so we can track the discussion.

Felony trafficking charges for Tempe bike thieves

In the United States, bike theft is a low risk risk crime with minimal consequences. Even when bike thieves are caught by police, it’s usually catch and release for the alleged criminal because of overcrowded jails and an overburdened justice system. Police in Tempe, Arizona and at Arizona State University have been targeting the problem read more »

San Jose Bike Train coming soon

I’m talking with Lady Fleur and a couple of other people to start up a San Jose Bike Train. A bike train is a no-drop (~10 MPH) group commute designed specifically to help newcomers overcome obstacles like wayfinding. Our initial route will begin from Diridon Station in San Jose, with maybe a spur from near read more »