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Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »

Sunnyvale: NIMBYs threaten Stevens Creek Trail extension

The cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos and Cupertino in California plan to extend the Stevens Creek Trail, connecting Mountain View’s popular five mile long trail with the one mile Stevens Creek Trail south of Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. An obstructionist group euphemistically calling themselves “Citizens for Responsible Trails” have packed the first read more »

Occupy the streets

Long time readers of Cyclelicious understand the historical context of pedestrian and cyclist road rights in the United States. To very quickly summarize, roads were once a public throughway for all modes of transportation. Before about 70 years ago, common law and public opinion recognized the operator of the more dangerous conveyance was responsible for read more »

Biking while black in Dallas, Texas

I’ve mentioned a couple of times how bicycle helmet laws are sometimes used for pretext stops in Dallas and elsewhere, with a disproportionate number of such stops taking place in predominately black and brown communities.

San Jose installs first cycletrack

The city of San Jose installed its first cycle track — a protected, on road lane for the exclusive use of cyclists — along a portion of South 4th Street in downtown.

Study: Helmet laws & bicycle use

Alan @ EcoVelo points me to a study recently published in the journal Injury Prevention showing that provincial helmet laws have no impact on bicycle ridership in Canada.