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Safety lighting for cyclists

The Safety Illumination of Rider light (“SIR Light”) from Safe Bicycling Innovations mounts to the seat tube or seat post to illuminate the cyclists legs. According to inventor Dr. James Carillo, the standard bicycle lights “does nothing to identify the rider as a bicyclist.” Carillo created the SIR Light after a near accident with a read more »

What Pedestrians and Bicyclists Want Each Other to Know

The Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee have generated educational material to help improve pedestrian safety in Santa Cruz County. They’re now working on a “What Pedestrians and Bicyclists Want Each Other to Know” flyer.

Fewer injury crashes after Tampa police stop ticketing cyclists

TL;DR summary: Injury bicycle crashes dropped 19 percent after Tampa police stopped writing tickets to scofflaw cyclists when a newspaper investigation revealed possible racial bias in the department’s targeted enforcement.

California Central Coast, single file riding, and the 3 foot law

Remember way back in 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California’s second attempt at a three foot passing law? That version of the bill included a provision allowing passing drivers to cross the double yellow line on substandard lane widths when it’s safe to do so, as demonstrated by the passing Nissan SUV in the read more »

California lane-splitting bill update

tl;dr summary: AB 51, a proposed lane-splitting bill, has been significantly watered down to merely authorize CHP to publish guidelines on motorcycle lane-splitting safety. Unlike the original version of AB-51, this should have no effect for California bicyclists.

Notes from the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

I attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit last Wednesday along with about 200 other people, which Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Director Shiloh Ballard tells me is the largest crowd they’ve had.