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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 »

What do you think of Level of Service?

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) yesterday posted a discussion about traffic Level of Service. Level of Service or LOS is the metric used by planning agencies when designing road networks. Level of Service “A” is the mythical world of car advertising, with letters progressing to LOS “F,” which is near gridlock. Many read more »

Bike to Work Day Colorado 2014

Colorado’s Bike to Work Day in late June always confuses everybody else around the nation who do it during National Bike Month in June, but hey, it works for them so go with the flow.

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.