bicycling safety

New York Biking

New York Needs a Bike Mayor, Say Advocates

More people are cycling in the city, and a Bike Mayor would help promote biking and encourage better, safer infrastructure.

January 18, 2019 - Metro

Barcelona Bikeshare

Do Bikeshare Users Wear Helmets?

Bicycle sharing has exploded in popularity across the United States. Importantly, bikeshare users are likely to wear bicycle helmets while ride.

November 9, 2015 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Complete Street Vancouver

Intentional Impermanence: Complete Streets 2.0

Douglas Hausladen, New Haven’s transportation director, envisions building complete streets quickly through a fail-fast approach.

February 23, 2015 - CityLab

An Outsider’s Perspective On Bicycling In Los Angeles

Stephen Corwin describes a Vancouverite’s experience cycling throughout Los Angeles.

October 30, 2014 - Medium

Door Zone

$2.4 Million Settlement for Cyclist Sends Message in 'Dooring' Crash

A precedent-setting settlement for a cyclist run over after being doored should send a message to motorists, both exiting their parked vehicle and when driving, and cyclists when riding adjacent to parked cars.

June 23, 2014 - Streetsblog USA

Tools to Protect Cyclists from Street Harassment

Moving vehicles and open doors aren't the only threats to the safety of cyclists. Gay men, women and transgender bikers often contend with harassment and threats of assault. Nonprofit groups in D.C. and elsewhere are working to empower them.

December 2, 2013 - The Washington Post

Finally, California Has a Safe-Passing Law!

Good news for all cyclists riding on Calif. roadways came from Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday when he attached his signature to a bill making it law that drivers give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing from behind - only took him 5 years!

September 25, 2013 - Los Angeles Times - Opinion

Ghost bike in New York

Are the Dangers of Cycling Over-Hyped?

It goes without saying that cycling entails a degree of risk - but are they unduly discussed to the point that it reduces ridership? Cyclicious blogger Richard Masoner gave the issue thought when he heard of a cyclist fatality in a familiar area.

September 23, 2013 - Cyclicious

What Is the Best Way to Improve Safety for Cyclists and Pedestrians?

In response to an eye-opening Atlantic Cities article about the lack of enforcement of traffic laws in NYC, especially as it contributes to pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths, four esteemed debaters offer opinions on how to improve safety.

February 29, 2012 - The New York Times - Room For Debate

Pedestrian Safety Plan? Ban Pedestrians. Bikes Too.

The Town of Hull, Wisconsin's public safety committee is considering a new ordinance that bans bicyclists and pedestrians from some county roads - unless they get special permission.

October 16, 2011 - Stevens Point Journal

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Bike-Passing Safety Law

Motorists will not legally be required to provide a three-foot distance when they pass cyclists as a consequence of Brown's veto of SB 910. Comparisons were made to Texas Gov. Rick Perry who had vetoed a a similar bill in 2009.

October 9, 2011 - Cyclelicious

Bicycles as an African Way of Life

Rural Africa is learning to embrace bicycles as a means of transportation.

June 7, 2011 -

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