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Bike school: Should people on bikes be required to use bike paths?

Happy Friday, all. I occasionally participate in the weekly BikeSchool Twitter conversation that takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 P.M. California time. A “professor” asks a series of questions to generate discussion on bike-related topics. Last night’s guest professor, Matthew Dyrdahl, is the Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the city of Minneapolis, MN. read more »

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Vendors in India use big trikes to transport canisters of liquid petroleum gas from a depot in New Delhi, India. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

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 »

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.