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Santa Cruz approves "Bikes In Lane" signs for Mission Street

State approval required before signs installed In a meeting last week, the Santa Cruz City Council unanimously voted to request “Bikes In Lane” signs to be installed on Mission Street, where two cyclists were killed by passing traffic over the past eight months. Local cycling advocates, traffic engineers, and officials agree that Mission Street is read more »

Bicycles in the 2013 California Driver Handbook

I haven’t looked the California Driver Handbook since 2010. Since then, the DMV has added significant bicycle safety content. As in previous editions, several paragraphs are devoted to cyclist rights. The 2013 edition expands on this section by explaining sharrows and describing situations where cyclists might cycle down the middle of the lane. Perhaps more read more »

Politics as usual

Thank you to all who contacted your Senator regarding the mandatory sidepath law in S.1813. In case you missed the earlier update, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unamimously approved S.1813, the MAP-21 highway authorization bill. The bill goes to the Senate floor. Details about the process and further opportunities for your involvement read more »

Rebuttals

On August 29, 2009, I had the following Letter to the Editor published in The Cape Breton Post: OK, enough is enough. Every day on my way home I encounter the same three cyclists on Kings Road, all riding on the sidewalk against traffic. Putting aside that riding this way carries seven to nine times read more »

NPR Talk of the Nation: Rob Anderson and Noah Budnick

Update – Show Notes: Host Lynn Neary displayed a very clear and obvious anti-cyclist bias in this show, labeling cyclists as “arrogant” and “self righteous,” accusing cyclists of riding recklessly, causing collisions, getting in the way of motorists and causing road rage. Neary make Rob Anderson’s speaking points for him — she listed the potential read more »

Bicycle camping at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

I’ve recently learned of a new blog, “Post Car Adventuring,” which is reminding me to post some of my own suggestions for car-free camping convenient to San Francisco Bay Area bicyclists. The Santa Cruz area has a host of options for bicycling and camping. Henry Cowell State Park Bicycle CampingI almost don’t want to mention read more »