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Share The Road and traffic safety

Eric at Bike Denver writes about a Share the Road education campaign in Portland, Oregon. Traffic violators can have their tickets dismissed by taking a traffic safety class, same as many other locations. Something unique about Portland’s class, though, is the focus on safety for pedestrians, cyclists and children. This and other “Share the Road” read more »

California Highway Safety Plan

State transportation departments are required by Federal law to have a “Strategic Highway Safety Plan” (SHSP) as part of an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. California¬† includes bicycle safety a segment of overall traffic safety in the state SHSP.¬†¬† Earlier this week, Caltrans updated their internal Information and Talking read more »

Millions of motorists have joined the SHARE-THE-ROAD club!

“Traffic boners are on the way out –” proclaims this breathless ad promoting road rage published in TIME magazine in 1939.

Delaware ditches “Share the Road” signs

The Delaware Department of Transportation announced last November that they would stop using the ambiguous “Share the Road” sign. For the rationale, I’m going to copy the entire article by James Wilson, executive director of Bike Delaware, and Mark Luszcz, chief traffic engineer of the Delaware Department of Transportation, as published in the Institute of read more »

A word about pedestrians, downtown streets and paths

Note: I’ve re-read this stream-of-consciousness a day after writing it and it’s incomprehensible! I think the takeaway (if there is any): Public roads as shared space for all users still exist in the United States in spite of propaganda to regulate road use and criminalize anything other than vehicular traffic. Public roads are shared space read more »

Bike train this Wednesday and other bike updates

San Jose Bike Train rides again this Wednesday, March 5, 2014. One of my colleagues at the office was kind enough to share his germs with me during a meeting last week, so let’s hope my nasty head cold heals up before then. Details and more bike stuff below the spiffy Bike Train logo.