Bike Safety

August 13, 2015, 9am PDT
The city of Davis, California, a college town with extremely high commute mode share for bikes, made history last week as the first U.S. city to build a protected intersection for bikes.
The Davis Enterprise
August 6, 2015, 10am PDT
Pennsylvania is the latest state legislature to consider a bill requiring special clothing for people riding bikes.
Bike PGH
August 4, 2015, 11am PDT
Last week, along a popular San Francisco bike route, a group of protestors took to their bikes to advocate for new laws, such as the Idaho Stop, that make it easier to bike in the city.
SF Weekly
August 2, 2015, 9am PDT
Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.
Five Thirty Eight
July 27, 2015, 12pm PDT
The age-old conflict between cars and bikes finally has the attention of one of the giants. Ford's Info Cycle project mounts sensors on street bikes to map out how multi-modal city travelers move around.
CityLab
Feature
May 14, 2015, 6am PDT
It will take a broad coalition of interests to once again make it safe for "free-range kids" to walk and bike on the streets of American communities.
Patrick L. Phillips
May 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
A growing body of evidence shows that bike lanes put more people on bikes while also helping those people on bikes stay off sidewalks. The latest example: Honolulu.
People for Bikes
May 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
The city's Municipal Transportation Agency will construct a block of raised bike lane on Valencia Street as a showcase for more such projects to come.
CityLab
April 20, 2015, 9am PDT
An in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals that Blacks on bikes are targeted by police as indicators of larger crimes.
Tamps Bay Times
April 18, 2015, 9am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
The Urbanist
April 15, 2015, 8am PDT
The street that benefitted by one of the most high-profile and successful freeway removals in the country is due for another makeover.
Hoodline
March 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bike advocates are concerned that after a "banner year" for bike infrastructure in the nation’s capital, the momentum for bike infrastructure is waning rather than building. How much do these kinds of missed opportunities cost?
WAMU
March 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new national survey gathers evidence about what it would take to convert larger numbers of people to the bike lifestyle.
Streetsblog USA
March 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
Bike Portland
March 3, 2015, 7am PST
A free app, still very nascent in its adoption, alerts drivers to the presence of bikers.
The Chicago Bicycle Advocate
February 20, 2015, 8am PST
Most states classify bicycles as "vehicles", and therefore bicyclists as "drivers" of vehicles. Practically what this means is: car rules are bike rules.
Community Builders
February 16, 2015, 9am PST
DNAInfo Chicago reports on new data showing the relative safety of bikeshare operations in Chicago.
DNAinfo Chicago
February 12, 2015, 7am PST
A newly proposed bill in California comes down hard on one side of a hotly contested issue regarding the necessity of helmets in ensuring the safety of bikers.
Sacramento Bee
January 29, 2015, 11am PST
Bike advocates will be pleased with the talk coming from the direction of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Streetsblog USA
January 10, 2015, 9am PST
An article on Washington Post's Wonkblog says what some bikers were thinking: sometimes it feels safer to break the law.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog