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Make cycling safer

David R. Ragland, P.D., is the director of the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center and teaches traffic safety planning and injury courses in the UC Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Health. The San Francisco Chronicle posted his essay on improving cyclist safety in their Opinion section. If we read more »

Social media and cycling advocacy

Yesterday, we learned how Barb Chamberlain became director of Washington Bikes, the cycling advocacy group for the state of Washington. I first met Barb online; both of us actively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus to interact with other cyclists and advocates. I asked her how she and Washington Bikes read more »

Hazards, cycling and lawsuits

Santa Cruz railroad trestle bridge The railroad trestle bridge over the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz has a walkway along the bridge that was originally built for railroad worker access. Over time, this became a popular public access between the Boardwalk and East Cliff Drive. The city of Santa Cruz and Union Pacific Railroad read more »

Why is sponsored research into cycling safety so flawed?

Bicycle advocates, Many times in my career as a traffic engineer and bicycling advocate, I’ve had other professional engineers tell me that they do not support doing something for cyclists that I have proposed either because they are convinced that it is not safe for the majority of cyclists or they do not know how read more »

Renegades, criminals, and bicycle culture

More fun browsing through stock image galleries. I think this is supposed to illustrate the dangers posed by pedestrians who walk on the wrong side of a two-way multi-use path. Or maybe it shows the plague of lawless bikers who ride on the footpath. Either way, something must be done about these dangerous scofflaws! #108270512 read more »

I am not at Interbike and California 3 foot law

My Instagram feed is full of photos from the huge bicycle industry show at Las Vegas. I see a lot of interesting new stuff, but I’m not there. Read below the striped socks dude for bicycle news, both local and far flung.