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California legislation: Far-to-the-right law; Idaho stop; and more!

Last Week, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D – San Francisco) introduced AB 694, a bill to recast California’s far-to-the-right law to clarify cyclists’ right to control a lane where necessary.

California 2017 driving manual revisions

California’s DMV 2017 edition of its driver handbook will contain numerous revisions related to driving around pedestrians and cyclists. The only thing nobody seems to know anything about is “Added bicyclists to the Tailgating section,” but I guess we’ll find out the new driving manual becomes available Any Day Now. New content: Yield Lines (Shark’s read more »

SF South Bay: Bike meetings tonight, and more

Here are opportunities for you to speak up as a cyclist at various Santa Clara County meetings tonight (Tuesday, January 25, 2017). Thank you for your help and participation.

Montana proposal to ban bikes from most roads

Update: the bill has been changed to completely remove the proposed bans listed below. Montana legislator Barry Usher (R-Roundup) has drafted a bill proposal to prohibit bikes, pedestrians, other non-motorized vehicles, and wheelchairs from all two-lane roads in Montana outside of municipalities where no paved shoulder is provided. This bill, obviously, maroons anyone who lives read more »

New trails on Santa Clara County trail flooding page: Penitencia and Stevens Creek

Our recent drought-busting rains in the San Francisco Bay Area gave me enough good data to enable two additional trail segments on the Santa Clara County trail flooding information page. I added Penitencia Creek under I-680 in the city of San Jose, and Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View underneath Highway 101. I also tweaked read more »

Affordable conspicuity

Quick Reminder: The last San Jose Bike Train of 2016 rolls on the Winter Solstice, departing Caffe Bel Bacio in San Jose’s Little Italy at 8:15 A.M. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Bring a Santa hat for a group photo! After I warned you off ultra-cheap bicycle lights, Cherokee suggested this inexpensive knock-off of an read more »