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Golden Gate Bridge considers sidewalk toll for walkers, cyclists

Golden Gate Bridge District staff float a proposal to charge a toll for walkers, skater and cyclists who cross the iconic span between Sausalito and San Francisco.

Typhoons and bikes

I rode a bicycle during a typhoon in Tokyo once. I don’t recommend it. #457151900 / gettyimages.com HIMEJI, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: A cyclist wears a rain poncho in the strong wind and rain delivered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 13, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Vongfong surpassed Genevieve read more »

Dutch app rewards phone-free cycling

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment partnered with Internet and phone companies to create the Fiets Modus app to encourage people to stay off of their phones while they bike.

Santa Cruz Bike Party tonight – the Pirate Ride

Santa Cruz Bike Party starts 7 PM tonight at the Bike Church in Santa Cruz. The Bike Church is on Pacific Ave at Spruce, which is a block south of Laurel. The theme is pirates. East Bay Bike Party also rolls tonight as 10-10-10,000 Zombies. They meet 7:30 PM at West Oakland BART. Have fun, read more »

Parking, simulations, and asthetics

If you’ve ever looked at a Google satellite view of your local shopping center or office park, you’ve probably noticed how much space car storage takes up relative to the actual building. This aerial view makes any parking-dependent development fairly ugly in the minds of many people. Jarrett Walker points out some of the compromises read more »

California Governor to handicapped: “Get a car, you moron”

Governor Jerry Brown issued his final legislative update for the 2014 season. Everything related to cyclist and pedestrian safety was vetoed.