Bike Safety

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
January 1, 2015, 1pm PST
Do bike helmet laws prevent injuries for children, or do they just discourage children from riding bikes?
The Incidental Economist
November 10, 2014, 6am PST
When I read the subtitle to the recent GHSA bike safety report, "Adult Males and Urban Environments Now Represent Bulk of Deaths," I took an interest as I fit that demographic. I was surprised to read here about the dispute that erupted from it.
Governing
October 29, 2014, 6am PDT
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.
Streetsblog USA
October 13, 2014, 11am PDT
The Boston Globe crunched the numbers in a recent Massachusetts Department of Transportation report.
The Boston Globe
September 10, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
The Tennessean
August 11, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
Vox
July 8, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Medium
July 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
Move aside, myth of the reckless biker who flouts the law at every possible junction.
Bike Portland
July 2, 2014, 7am PDT
The high mode share of bikers in Boulder, Colorado allowed researchers to verify findings already documented by researchers in Europe.
PhysOrg
May 19, 2014, 5am PDT
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?
Vox
May 13, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Greater Greater Washington
May 12, 2014, 10am PDT
Joseph Stromberg discusses the "Idaho Stop"—so named because Idaho has been allowing bikers to roll through stop signs since 1982.
Vox
May 5, 2014, 7am PDT
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?
Greater Greater Washington
April 20, 2014, 9am PDT
The city of Santiago, Chile offers a cautionary tale for cities amidst a biking boom that don’t rethink the mode balance on their streets: there’s nowhere for bikers to go except the sidewalk.
Atlantic Cities