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Bike lane passing lane

These passing lanes in the bicycle lane in Portland are kind of cute: The new markings include side-by-side bike lane symbols to denote the passing lane and skip-striping both where the lane widens (and then narrows) and to separate the slow and fast lanes. The new striping was done to facilitate easier and safer passing read more »

San Jose Hedding Street bike lanes under attack

Hedding Street trafic calming tl/dr summary Hedding Street reduced from four lanes to three lanes as a traffic calming project through a mostly residential area. As a bonus, bike lanes added. Traffic calming successful as speed reduced with minimal impact on throughput. But motorists driving through complain anyway. Numerous news reports since then highlight this read more »

Hump Day Report: Friendly cyclists, Bay Area bike safety, and a not so friendly Yahoo.

Happy Hump Day and greetings to Eloy, who I met this morning on the Guadalupe River Trail. This Dutch cyclist wears the royal color for his bike commute.

Iowa considers three foot passing law

Three is a magic number Iowa legislators have introduced three bills for the 2013 session, each of which amends Iowa vehicle code to require at least three feet of space when a motorist passes a cyclist.

Amending Arizona’s 3 Foot Passing Law

Arizona’s safe passing law — ARS 28-735 — has the usual text that a motorist “shall exercise due care by leaving a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet until the motor vehicle is safely past the overtaken bicycle.” ARS 28-735 infamously contains a get out of read more »

Unsafe passing caught on GoPro

You’ve seen this, right? “That cyclist FORCED ME TO SWERVE and nearly caused me to crash!” I normally don’t pay that much attention to scofflaw motorists, but this guy does have a bike rack on his car, and after the third time of catching him at an intersection in spite of his hurried driving, I read more »