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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 »

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 »

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.

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 »