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Bicycling advocacy and public safety

CQ Press has released their annual city crime rankings for US cities. Using crime statistics data from the FBI and using proprietary weighting factors, CQ created their rankings of the safest and most dangerous cities in America. The 10 most dangerous cities are: 1. Detroit, Michigan2. St. Louis, Missouri3. Flint, Michigan4. Oakland, California5. Camden, New read more »

California Highway Safety Plan

State transportation departments are required by Federal law to have a “Strategic Highway Safety Plan” (SHSP) as part of an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. California¬† includes bicycle safety a segment of overall traffic safety in the state SHSP.¬†¬† Earlier this week, Caltrans updated their internal Information and Talking read more »

Advocacy How To: Road Design Review

Earlier this morning, I repeated my occasional admonition to show up at public meetings if you want bicycle facilities included in new roads. What I’ve never done, though, is explain what to do at those meetings. Fairfax Advocates for Better Biking (FABB) in Virginia have created this guide: the “Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design read more »

Bike safety public service announcements

A couple of bike safety videos have been making the rounds. This video illustrating the danger of wrong way cycling from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation won a “Best PSA” Emmy award in 2006. Streetsblog objects to this “flippant, counterproductive” spot because it “plays up the supremacy of the motorist by likening cyclists to read more »

Familiarity breeds carelessness

I am a risk averse ninny, and I ride a bike. When I began Cyclelicious ten years ago, many bike advocacy groups told us that every trip on two wheels requires advanced mapping, pre-rides, suiting up, carbo-loading, hydration, armor plating, a doctor’s note, next-of-kin notification, and a healthy dose of fear. Partly in response to read more »

A lost helmet, a broken crank

I lost my bike helmet this morning. But first, check out this dramatic photo from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships earlier today in Paris, France. View image | gettyimages.com