Bike Safety

August 18, 2016, 6am PDT
The circumstances surrounding the deaths of five bicyclists and injuring of four in June by a motorist on a rural road outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, were so horrendous that it caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Kalamazoo News
August 5, 2016, 11am PDT
It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.
Bike Portland
August 2, 2016, 10am PDT
A new law with the support of the mayor and an initial approval by the D.C. council will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to collect insurance after a crash with a motor vehicle.
Washington City Paper
July 29, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
July 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike advocates are hoping that the Houston Bike Plan can achieve full council approval in July. The Houston Chronicle hopes the bike plan will be for everyone (not just hipsters).
Houston Chronicle
June 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The traffic signals are part of the Los Angeles Street 'full-featured' protected bike lane that also includes transit stop islands and two-stage turn queue boxes. Ribbon-cutting for the cycle track, the third in the city, was held Thursday.
Streetsblog LA
June 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Roundabout are gaining popularity in California and across the nation. While they have been shown to reduce crashes, not all are sold on the innovative concept, and when it comes to multi-lane roundabouts, cyclists have legitimate concerns.
Napa Valley Register
May 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new map quantifies the stress levels for bike riders on the streets of Montgomery County, Maryland.
CityLab
March 14, 2016, 11am PDT
Another study from a reputable think-tank offers evidence that bikeshare is the safest way to bike.
Curbed
Feature
March 10, 2016, 2pm PST
Simply banning bikes from riding on sidewalks does more harm than good. A better understanding of why people choose to ride bikes on the sidewalk will be necessary to create safer environments for all users.
Ariel Godwin and Anne M. Price
February 25, 2016, 12pm PST
The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.
OffCite
February 9, 2016, 9am PST
While bikeshare is popular with planners and local officials all over the country, in some cities it still hasn't proven popular with people. One author has some thoughts on how bikeshare can begin to attract larger numbers.
The Urban Edge
January 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
The Urbanist
January 20, 2016, 8am PST
A study presented last week to the Transportation Research Board shows that the quality of the bike infrastructure has a significant effect for commuting rates and safety.
Streetsblog USA
January 9, 2016, 1pm PST
A bike plan isn't meant for the peloton. Here's how you can tell.
Vancity Buzz
December 10, 2015, 9am PST
Rhetoric from both sides of the issue is on display as Washington, D.C. considers a new law allowing bike riders to treat stop signs as yield signs.
Greater Greater Washington
November 16, 2015, 12pm PST
If it's successful, a public-private partnership between Microsoft and the city of Bellevue, Washington could produce Minority Report-style predicative capabilities to prevent bike crashes.
GeekWire
Blog post
November 9, 2015, 5am PST
Bicycle sharing has exploded in popularity across the United States. Importantly, bikeshare users are likely to wear bicycle helmets while ride.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 27, 2015, 2pm PDT
At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley