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Signs of the times

BP has announced its departure from the retail gas business in North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana and Wyoming. North Dakota has experienced fuel shortages all year. BP says it is abandoning those markets because it cannot meet its goal of supply reliability. In the United States, BP brands include am/pm markets, Amoco, and ARCO. BP station read more »

Survey of three foot law signs

The California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) approved a new 3 foot passing traffic sign at their meeting last week. The CTCDC adopts rules and regulations prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices — signs, lights, and pavement markings — in the state of California. The committee approved a design with read more »

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 »

Santa Cruz approves "Bikes In Lane" signs for Mission Street

State approval required before signs installed In a meeting last week, the Santa Cruz City Council unanimously voted to request “Bikes In Lane” signs to be installed on Mission Street, where two cyclists were killed by passing traffic over the past eight months. Local cycling advocates, traffic engineers, and officials agree that Mission Street is read more »

Bicycle bedfellows in East Bay development dispute

The SummerHill development proposal in Danville, CA has stalled because opponents claim the development failed to properly account for bicycle safety in the project environmental review.

Use cases for Garmin’s new traffic radar

In case you missed it, Garmin announced their Garmin Varia rearview bike radar, which signals the rider of traffic approaching from the rear. There’s tremendous interest in this gizmo and I’m sure I’ll see at least a few on-bike radar devices after this product launches in October, but I’m curious: what is the actual benefit read more »