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Bicycle risks and safety

Raise The Hammer in Canada posts a good article about the safety of bicycling relative to the risks of other common activities such as driving and walking. The author, Ryan McGreal, uses real numbers and everything! The fatality rate for every million hours spent cycling is 0.26, compared to 0.47 per million driving hours (on-road read more »

A good example of a news story about biking to work

The first time I was interviewed for a “bike to work” story a little over a decade ago, I gave my story – I’ve biked to work since the 1980s, through all weather, and my rides to work are overwhelmingly pleasant and without incident. He asked about any accidents. With 20 years of biking, I’ve read more »

The dangerisation of cycling?

Several years ago, Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland began his crusade to excise labels such as “cyclist” from the vocabulary of cycling advocates. Earlier today, he discovered this paper on the “Language of Promoting Cycling from New Zealand transportation researcher Glen Koorey at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Maus is obviously delighted to find read more »

San Jose sidewalk riding report

RECOMMENDATION Accept report on bicycle riding on sidewalks in Downtown San Jose, including proposed actions to conduct an educational campaign to encourage on-street bicycle riding as part of current outreach efforts promoting use of the new bike share system. BACKGROUND On March 7, 2013, Councilmember Liccardo provided a memorandum to the Rules and Open Government read more »

A Federal Complete Streets law?

Bipartisan bill to require Complete Streets policies nationwide. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D – CA) and Congressman David Joyce (R – OH) introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure our nation’s roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The Safe read more »

Ft Collins analyzes bike accidents

It was about a week ago in conversation a friend told me she was ‘hooked’ when a car driver passed her then immediately made a right turn into her. “It was so weird,” she told me. “I’ve never heard of anyone get hit like that before.” I, in my super knowledgeable bike advocate smarminess, informed read more »