When I ran video Wednesday morning of my ride across San Jose on the brand new bike lanes on 3rd & 4th Streets, I didn’t have this in mind.
Streetsblog SF posts a nifty animation showing the doorzone danger in many of your typical bike lanes.
Vilnius, Lithuania apparently has a problem with entitled luxury car owners who use bike lanes as their personal free parking. It’s become so widespread that the mass media have picked up on the meme of people posting photos of these parking scofflaws to social media networks.
Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas decided to take action and “reminded [these drivers] of the rules” as he posted photos of a crushed Mercedes-Benz to his Facebook page.
The danger and fun of mandatory bike lane laws as demonstrated in this video by Casey Neistat.
Bike lanes blocked by double parkers, delivery trucks, and debris are a fact of life for many American cyclists. This week, many year round cyclists are dealing with bike lanes that are used as road side snow storage as snow plows push ice and snow into the bike lane.
Florida cyclists are asking you to call the office of Governor Charlie Crist now to veto the Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles bill, which adds a mandatory bike lane provision to Florida law. If this law is enacted, Florida will join six other states with discriminatory bike lane laws that require bike lane use by cyclists (with the standard exemptions).
Read the details here, and good luck Florida.
The Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles bill is an omnibus 81 page bill that rewrites big sections of Florida statute related to motor vehicle regulations. Just the introduction that provides an overview of the changes runs to nearly nine pages. The Florida legislature acted with blinding speed on this one — it first went to committee on March 17, and the house and senate both passed this bill with unanimous votes at the end of April.
There is no bike caucus in the Florida legislature, and this stuff can be hard to catch with the typically small volunteer staffs used by almost all local bike advocacy groups.
Learn how to take action here.