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Winter cycling tips for Santa Cruz, California

Last Saturday, I was just riding along in beautiful 68 degree sunny weather on Brommer Street in Santa Cruz when I shot a photo of Jamie Bianchini towing his son Luca in a bike trailer. I uploaded the photo to Google Plus. Google then applied “autoawesome” to the image to overlay animated snow flakes over read more »

Evelyn Hamilton cycling safety tips

The English Evelyn Hamilton was a celebrated endurance and racing cyclist in the 1930s.

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 »

DC area cyclists organize rides to help commuters trapped by transit emergency stoppage

Embed from Getty Images After Washington DC’s Metro transit service announced an emergency 24-hour shutdown of the rail service for safety reasons, the half-million people who depend on Metro for their transportation needs everyday scrambled for alternatives. Among those alternatives: impromptu group rides into and out of DC organized under the hashtag #wmatabikepool. it's official read more »

New California environmental regs will (hopefully) boost active transportation

Changes to the transportation analysis guidelines specified in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) should ease approval of infill and urban development, but may result in challenges for local governments that depend on Level of Service mitigation requirements to fund their road infrastructure projects. TL;DR Summary Under current California environmental law, if a project creates read more »

San Jose & Milpitas: Opportunity for bike facilities across I-680

Happy Spare the Air Day, Bay Area. With BART passenger service between San Jose and Alameda County on track to begin in 2018, VTA begins planning to doom yet another South Bay transit service to low ridership with a planned expansion for I-680. VTA and Caltrans are preparing the I-680 Corridor Study to develop a read more »