Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Change petition for California 3 feet passing law

When California Assembly Member Steven Bradford originally authored the 3 foot bill that is now on the books as California Vehicle Code 21760, he included a provision to allow motorists to cross the double yellow line when passing cyclists.

Bicycle action camera, 1940-1949

“Man demonstrates small camera for taking secret pictures from a bicycle basket.” From the British Pathé collection, which has dozens of historical films featuring bike, among the tens of thousands on every topic imaginable.

East Bay Bike Party: Coal in your stocking you naughty kids

The volunteers who organize the monthly East Bay Bike Party announced no ride for December 2014, citing a “a general decline in civility at our bike parties.”

Thoughts on a Santa Clara County transportation tax 2016

After the success of transportation funding measures earlier this month in San Francisco and neighboring Alameda County, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Santa Clara County began scoping out a proposal for a new transportation tax for the rapidly growing South Bay that the call Envision Silicon Valley.

The incorporation of San Jose Bike Party

Last year, an attorney began contacting San Jose Bike Party organizers, volunteers and riders while preparing a lawsuit against a shopping center where a Bike Party participant injured herself during one of the monthly night rides. This conversation prompted a few in the cohort to talk about ways to protect themselves from liability.

Pedals, tacos and Solange rides a bicycle

Reminder: SF Bike Expo is THIS WEEKEND at the Cow Palace. With so much to be happy about, why does Gabriel look so sad? Gabriel wanted tacos, but because he biked through the drive-through at Taco Bell, he was denied service, refused to leave when asked to do so, and was eventually arrested. Cheezburger has read more »