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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 »

Speed over safety: Impeding traffic on a six lane boulevard

By now you’ve seen the news about the Google autonomous car that was pulled over for driving too slowly. This happened on El Camino Real at Rengstorff Avenue in the city of Mountain View, CA. Guess which area of Mountain View is the most dangerous for pedestrians?

Bicycles in the news and culture

Happy Friday. Remember, Santa Cruz “Tropicalismo” Bike Party ride happens tonight beginning 7 PM from the Bike Church. More bike news below the photo of the guy riding his bike through the “New Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, France. View image |

San Jose Lincoln Avenue road diet pilot extension on agenda for WEDNESDAY

San Jose Council Member Pierluigi Oliviero added discussion to extend the Lincoln Avenue road diet in Willow Glen on the agenda for the Rules and Open Government Committee, which meets this Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM. Members of the public are invited to comment, and I’m told those opposed to the road diet will make read more »

Share the Road on this Happy Hot Tuesday

We’re under a Spare the Air Alert as the temperature exceeds 100°F / 37°C on this fine autumn day here in San Jose, California. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District declared another Spare the Air for the San Francisco Bay Area for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Now, let’s talk about R4-11, aka the read more »

Will Vehicle-2-Vehicle Communication improve cyclist safety?

Summary: US NHTSA will likely require Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication systems for new light vehicles in 2017 to improve vehicle safety and decrease travel time. So far, we have seen very little discussion on how V2V will impact safety or convenience for cyclists and pedestrians. Although cyclist and pedestrian safety is rarely addressed in current V2V read more »