Bicycle Safety

June 6, 2009, 9am PDT
House Republicans sent President Obama a $375 billion budget-cutting plan, which slices $1 billion from bicycle and pedestrian programs.
Blog post
May 27, 2009, 10am PDT

A friend introduced me yesterday to rambunctious bicycling advocate Fred Oswald via a recent article out of Cleveland’s press. Much debate swirls around his not-so-uncommon opinions. Mr. Oswald’s argument can be boiled down to two points: supporting a critical need for much more bicycling education on sharing public roadways with other vehicles, and fighting an industry-borne fallacy that breaking up streets with allocated spaces, such as bike lanes, is good for the biking community. The former is, of course, not contestable. We all agree that safety and training are absolutely critical to developing a strong and healthy bicycling community.

Ian Sacs
January 14, 2009, 1pm PST
This editorial looks at the hostile environment of bicycling on much of Long Island, and ties it to the precarious life of many immigrant laborers, who already suffer from apparent hate crimes. Sadly, riding a bike only increases their vulnerability
The New York Times
September 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
A new study confirms what Critical Mass riders have known all along- the more bicyclists on the road, the less likely it is that cyclists will get hit by a vehicle.
University of South Wales
May 23, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A new design for a public bike rack could help prevent crime.</p>
BBC News
May 8, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The City of Portland joins Davis, California, as the only other city to earn the League of American Bicyclists' Platinum rating.</p>
The Oregonian
March 28, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This video from <em>Slate</em> looks at the "stupidest bike lane" -- a stretch of painted bicycling road that runs for less than one block. </p>
March 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The city of Tempe, Arizona, is experimenting with brightly colored bike lanes to try to improve bicycle safety.</p>
East Valley Tribune