Bike Safety

The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report titled Bicyclist Safety showing a surge in bike fatalities since 2010. The report provoked widespread media coverage and, also, strongly critical reactions.
2 days ago   Streetsblog USA
The Boston Globe crunched the numbers in a recent Massachusetts Department of Transportation report.
Oct 13, 2014   The Boston Globe
Bike boxes, a European import, may not have received as much attention other novel bike facilities such as protected bike lanes, but they are spreading. Nashville's first bike box accompanies a road diet and buffered bike lanes.
Sep 10, 2014   The Tennessean
Joseph Stromberg examines the question of how safe it is for bikers to wear headphones—a common practice for which there is no safety data.
Aug 11, 2014   Vox
NPR's Scott Simon, Peabody-winning journalist and the Saturday host of Morning Edition, recently set off a Twitter-storm when he called out bikers as scofflaws.
Jul 8, 2014   Medium
Move aside, myth of the reckless biker who flouts the law at every possible junction.
Jul 3, 2014   Bike Portland
The high mode share of bikers in Boulder, Colorado allowed researchers to verify findings already documented by researchers in Europe.
Jul 2, 2014   PhysOrg
Should helmets be an optional accessory, rather than an absolute requirement? Or are helmets a sign of a culture not yet ready to embrace biking as a normal, safe activity?
May 19, 2014   Vox
The effort to protect bikers from cars making illegal maneuvers continues in Washington D.C. on Pennsylvania Avenue. Because the street holds regular inauguration parades, planners can make a limited number of permanent changes.
May 13, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
Joseph Stromberg discusses the "Idaho Stop"—so named because Idaho has been allowing bikers to roll through stop signs since 1982.
May 12, 2014   Vox
A Dutch design for a protected intersection goes beyond the "mixing zone" to create safer multi-modal conditions in intersections on streets that include protected bike lanes. Do you think it will work?
May 5, 2014   Greater Greater Washington