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South Dakota bill to require cyclists to dismount for passing cars

South Dakota legislators last week introduced House Bill 1073, which would remove the “substandard lane width” exception to the state’s “far right as practicable” law, and also require cyclists to stop, move off of the roadway, and dismount when followed by faster traffic. Here’s the full text of this bill as introduced. Stricken language are read more »

Santa Clara County Roads requests input on Complete Streets opportunities

Santa Clara County (California) Roads Department will present their paving maintenance schedule at the VTA BPAC meeting next Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and they’ve asked for input from the BPAC regarding opportunities for Complete Streets improvements for these roads.

San Jose Bike Train rolls on Wednesday, and a question

The outside temperature should be around 50°F / 10°C when San Jose Bike Train rolls at 8 AM Wednesday morning from Diridon Station. Per usual, we’ll stop by Bel Bacio in Little Italy shortly afterwards to round up those who would like to wait for their train in the comfort of a cozy cafe.

First to answer this trivia question wins a prize!

Be the first to answer the trivia question below and win this book: Shoulder To Shoulder – Bicycle Racing in the Age of Anquetil.

Bicycles in Coquimbo Chile

With many roads damaged and gasoline in short supply due to power outages and delivery problems, many residents of coastal Chile get around on bikes and on foot in the aftermath of a magnitude 8.3 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. View image | gettyimages.com A series of surges ranging up to 15 feet high devastated the read more »

Should I require liability waivers for San Jose Bike Train?

Because I organize San Jose Bike Train — the twice monthly bike ride to encourage people to try commuting by bike across the city of San Jose — I’ve opened myself up to liability. I’ve realized this from the start, but think about the potential impact only occasionally.