Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Santa Cruz to consider bike share

At the Silicon Valley Bike Summit last month I saw city of Santa Cruz Economic Development Director J. Guevara looking closely at the bike share bikes on display. Social Bicycles — which provides the “smart bike” systems now in use in San Mateo, CA and — somewhat more famously — Portland, OR, was on hand read more »

A dooring defense in New Jersey

My cycling attorney pal Jim Moss of Recreation Law looks at a civil lawsuit from 2012 filed by a cyclist who was doored while riding her bike in a marked bike lane in Avalon, New Jersey.

Might makes right

After a Tennessee law professor posted his online opinion that people in cars have a right to run people on the road over if their way is impeded, several people actually agreed that it’s okay to behave like a monstrous sociopath, especially if your target is somebody “different” from you, like a person of color, read more »

New FixIt Station and a Library Ride in Santa Clara

The city of Santa Clara Central Park Library at 2635 Homestead Rd will unveil their Bike Fixit Station at 10 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The Library’s Fixit Station has a bike stand and a set of attached theft-resistant tools, including Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, and tire levers. The Fixit Station also includes a heavy read more »

Vision Zero, Data driven enforcement, and Discrimination?

The Safe Routes Partnership moderated a Twitter chat this morning on the topic of equity and law enforcement in the context of active transportation. Among the good discussion starters, the Safe Routes Partnership asked: Q6. What types of policies or approaches are effective at ensuring that law enforcement doesn’t profile or discriminate? #MoveEquity — SafeRoutesNow read more »

Road and trail closures, open streets, and a good cause

Big Basin Highway in Santa Cruz County: Caltrans began a three month, 17-mile resurfacing project on Highway 236 / Big Basin Highway near Boulder Creek last Monday between Pine Street in Boulder Creek and Old Mill Road near Castle Rock State Park. A full closure of upper Highway 236 begins this Monday, September 19, 2016 read more »