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Then and now

Railroads in the United States pay for their own police forces. They are certified law enforcement officers and carry full police and arrest powers. Railroad police have full peace officer status in some states, while in other states they are limited to enforcing the law on railroad property. From the Union Pacific Railroad Officer Down read more »

Rain Wednesday, a correction, and a news roundup

Attention San Francisco Bay Area: Enjoy the sunshine and record high temperatures while you can, but be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain that’s forecast to briefly return beginning during about the Wednesday evening commute, and ending during the morning commute. About a half inch of rain is possible; South Bay trail users can check read more »

Nebraska looks at mandatory sidepath and right-of-way rules for cyclists

Working with the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance, 71-year-old legislator Rick Kolowski of Omaha introduced LB 716 to clarify right of way for cyclists and walkers when crossing a road at a path, and to eliminate the state’s mandatory sidepath law.

Bike Train on Wednesday, and a collection of bike news

Hi all. Is it finally autumn in California? Remember, San Jose Bike Train runs this Wednesday, November 4 at 8 AM from San Jose Diridon Station, with a pickup shortly thereafter from Bel Bacio Cafe. The trails should be dry by then. More bike news below the photo of our last Bike Train, which took read more »

The more the merrier: A bike pool AND and a bike train

In 2013, a group of design students from the California College of Arts worked with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition on ways to encourage cycling. This unique bipool logo represents a formal infrastructure for carpool-like bicycle commute rides. SVBC Youth Programs Coordinator Ashley Hernandez leads the first bipool (now called “BikePool”) test ride this Wednesday, read more »

Santa Cruz hit and run cyclist fatality

Please be on the lookout for a white, full size pickup truck with significant front end damage last seen traveling eastbound on Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz CA. I was just riding along Friday morning when I stumbled on this homicide investigation on Soquel Avenue at Hagemann Avenue in Santa Cruz, California.