Search Results for: Risk and cycling

Bikes on platform of Florida gubernatorial candidate

How many candidates for high office highlight their love for cycling on their campaign material? Say hello to the Reverend Kyle “K.C.” Gibson, who plans to run for the Florida Governor’s office in 2014.

The dangerisation of cycling?

Several years ago, Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland began his crusade to excise labels such as “cyclist” from the vocabulary of cycling advocates. Earlier today, he discovered this paper on the “Language of Promoting Cycling from New Zealand transportation researcher Glen Koorey at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Maus is obviously delighted to find read more »

Wrong way cycling not as dangerous as we thought?

The other day Elly Blue wrote that wrong-way riding (aka “salmoning”) is maybe not so much a character flaw as it is an indication that something is wrong with the system, whether it be evidence of a lack in bicycle safety education or a problem with our infrastructure.

Bikes, blogs and the news: Monday roundup

Today: An Afghan women’s cycling team, maybe a bike bridge across the USA-Canada frontier, bike lane parking, adventures, rides, obstacles and opportunities.

MAP-21 performance measures and cycling fatalities

US DOT safety goals and the League of American Bicyclists petition The MAP-21 transportation funding bill passed by the US Congress in 2012 mandates the establishment by the US Department of Transportation of safety goals. Specifically, the law says the USDOT must track serious injuries and fatalities per VMT and set a national safety goal read more »

Dutch study night cycling

I’m sure somebody will find this interesting. The Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (‘Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid’ or SWOV) say they’ve never studied the risk of cycling in the dark versus daylight until recently. They announced their results with the boldly groundbreaking headline: “Cycling in the dark more dangerous than in daylight.”