Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Bay Area transpo agency approves $8.7M to continue, expand bike share

MTC votes to continue bike share into 2015, expand program to East Bay, and take over operation from BAAQMD The San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved $8.7 million to continue the SF Bay Area Bike Share program and expand it to cities in the East Bay at their monthly commission meeting earlier read more »

Prescription cycling eyewear?

I’ve always cycled in either my normal prescription eyeglasses with polycarb, photochromatic lenses, or in my contact lenses with non-prescription sports sunglasses such as these budget Tifosi sports shades

Use Strava to find new riding partners

You’ve probably seen Strava’s Activity Playback tool, which allows you to quickly identify those missed connections as you ride. What can you use this for?

Medellin, Colombia: Day Without Cars

In the United States, we market electric cars to celebrate Earth Day. City officials in Medellin, Colombia, however, banned cars from city streets to encourage the use of bikes, walking and transit to work today.

Fresh ideas for Bike to Work Day

Warren T in Overland Park, KS has a request: I’m trying to get some suggestions from various bike commuters regarding cool stuff they’ve seen at Bike to Work Week events. Overland Park, KS has asked me to help them come up with some fresh (for them) ideas. Your thoughts? Reply in the comments here, or read more »

Traffic safety culture

“Safety Culture” is the concept that acting safely is considered the norm in the workplace environment. Researchers have been working for about the past decade to transfer lessons from workplace safety culture to a “traffic safety culture” to improve road safety.