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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 »

Rain Wednesday, a correction, and a news roundup

Attention San Francisco Bay Area: Enjoy the sunshine and record high temperatures while you can, but be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain that’s forecast to briefly return beginning during about the Wednesday evening commute, and ending during the morning commute. About a half inch of rain is possible; South Bay trail users can check read more »

Shaquille O’Neal’s new 36 inch bicycle was designed in Santa Cruz

Update: After three years of development, your DirtySixer bike for tall riders now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. This project was fully funded within 17 hours of launch! Shaq had a Cannondale Killer V2000 bike custom built over 20 years ago to fit his 7’1″ frame. Even with the outsize frame geometry, this bike looks read more »

2014 vs 2015: New Santa Cruz bike bridge leads to more bike traffic

Strava added a new feature to their global heatmap allowing you to compare 2014 vs 2015 activities for an area. I looked at the streets surrounding a new bike bridge in Santa Cruz, California and found new east-west traffic patterns.

Bike photos in the news: Rain, Denver, Hanoi, Barcelona and more

A Sri Lankan cyclist rides through a rain shower in Colombo on December 7, 2015. The Sri Lankan capital has been lashed by heavy rains causing major traffic jams throughout the city. AFP PHOTO/ ISHARA S KODIKARA. View image | gettyimages.com

Hump Day bikes in the news: flooding, smog, and electric bike share

Happy Hump Day, all. I have a pro-tip for those of you who load bikes onto front-loading bike racks on public transportation before I begin this edition of bike photos in the news. Those bus bike racks have a spring loaded arm that’s used to secure the bike in place. Sometimes, the lock pin used read more »