Bicycle Safety

Young man cruises on by on an empty Grand Ave. in the heart of Los Angeles.

Climate Action: As Simple as Riding an E-Bike

A new e-bike credit, if coupled with improved bike safety infrastructure, could encourage many Americans to replace short car trips with e-bike rides, reducing emissions and congestion.

October 7, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Cops on Bikes

Virginia's Proposed Bicycle Safety Act Puts the Onus on Drivers

Three-foot passing rules are safe. Requiring drivers to change lanes to pass people on bikes are even safer.

January 25, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Protected Bike Lane

Nation's Top Safety Board Recommends Protected Bike Lanes

The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.

November 19, 2019 - National Transportation Safety Board

Berkeley People on Bikes

Berkeley to Explore 'Idaho Stop' Policy for People on Bikes

Berkeley could decide to deprioritize enforcement of people on bikes who treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is free of traffic.

November 18, 2019 - Berkeleyside

Berkeley People on Bikes

City to Bicyclists: Berkeley Not in Idaho

Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.

September 13, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bike Infrastructure

Nice Try, Sharrows

End the sharrow experiment, says this columnist.

June 21, 2018 - The Record

Rainy Biker

Opinion: Self-Driving Cars Aren't Safe Until They Can Detect Bikes

Self-driving car companies have proposed equipping bikes, pedestrians, and even pets with the ability to communicate their positions wirelessly. But should autonomous cars really need the help?

February 9, 2018 - Slate

Bike Commuting

When Cyclists Break Traffic Laws for Their Own Safety

A study examines whether and why bicyclists break traffic laws to shed light on how rational those laws really are.

September 12, 2017 - The Washington Post

Ghost Bike

Michigan Tragedy Highlights Dangers of Rural Roads to Cyclists

Five of the nine experienced cyclists who were mowed down by a pickup truck on a rural road in Kalamazoo on June 7 died. While most bike crashes occur on urban roads, there are hidden dangers in biking in uncongested rural areas.

June 21, 2016 - The Huffington Post

Barcelona Bikeshare

Report: Bikeshare Makes Biking Safer

In the United States, not a single bikeshare rider has died in an accident so far. A report from the Mineta Transportation Institute considers why bikeshare may be safer than conventional biking.

April 29, 2016 - Vox

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