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Woman in Bike Lane, Toronto, Canada

Survey: Women Opt for Safer Bike Infrastructure

Most cyclists would rather ride apart from vehicle traffic, but that preference is especially pronounced among women.

September 16, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Biker Bike Bikes

The Bicyclists' Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future

"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.

September 13, 2016 - William Riggs

Ghost bike in New York

2015 Road Toll: 35,200 Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatality estimates for 2015. Deaths jumped by 2,525, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. Pedestrians and bicyclists saw the biggest increases.

July 6, 2016 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Trick Biker

Why Do People Hate Cyclists?

At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity.

October 27, 2015 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

FHWA Releases Findings for 'Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program'

If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community’s transportation system, will people use it? That’s what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program.

June 25, 2014 - Federal Highway Administration

Traffic Deaths at Historic Lows; Ped and Bike Fatalities Increasing

New data released this week shows that automobile fatalities dropped last year to the lowest level in 62 years. At the same time, deaths of bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and big-rig truck drivers increased, reports Ashley Halsey III.

December 11, 2012 - The Washington Post

Friday Funny: Pedestrian Haiku

NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.

December 16, 2011 - NPR

The Myth of the Elitist, Gentrifying Bicyclist

Will Doig asks, "Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?" Turns out the answer is, basically, no.

December 5, 2011 - Salon

Another Look at Bicycle Advocacy

Blue argues that bicycle advocates need to consider the economic perspective of all individuals that use bicycles as transportation. Not all who bicycle do it by choice, says Blue.

September 19, 2011 - Grist

The Boon in British Cycling

A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists.

August 25, 2011 - TheCityFix.com

On the Bicycle as Transportation

Accompanying a bike commuter on his 50-mile ride to work, this article from Outside looks at the state of bicycle transportation today.

February 18, 2011 - Outside

Aiding the Immigrant Bicyclists of Los Angeles

For many immigrants in Los Angeles, bicycling is the only viable way to get around. A group of activists is trying to make that transportation reality safer and more reliable.

January 14, 2011 - Good

Bicycle Activists Become Major Political Players

A one-time fringe bicycle activist group in the Pacific Northwest has turned into a major player in mainstream politics.

November 2, 2010 - The Seattle Times

Streets Improved, And Now the Bill

A variety of road and streetscape improvement projects in San Francisco are reviving the city's streets. But now, the city has to ask itself whether it wants to keep paying for these improvements.

May 16, 2010 - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Google Gets Bike-Friendly

The latest addition to Google Maps is a bicycle service, helping cyclists plan routes, find bike trails, and avoid hills.

March 10, 2010 - Chicago Tribune

Vetoed State Bike Safety Law Passes in Austin

The Austin City Council has approved a bill that requires motorists to keep a three-foot distance from bicyclists on the road. The same bill was vetoed by Texas Governor Rick Perry four months ago.

October 26, 2009 - The Houston Chronicle

The Cup of Coffee Cycling Incentive

Birdbath Bakery in New York has found popularity, and a niche, by offering a 25% discount to cyclists. As New York's bicycling infrastructure grows, businesses that cater to them may thrive.

September 21, 2009 - The Village Voice

Speed Cameras May Save Lives

There are some arguments against speed cameras, but one says bicyclists are one of the major hazards on roadways.

June 23, 2009 - Wash Cycle

Danish Police Hug Bicyclists

In this video, police in Denmark stop cyclists without helmets, hug them, and give them new helmets.

April 29, 2009 - Boing Boing

Israeli Bicyclists Decry Auto-Oriented Planning

Bicycle activists in Tel Aviv call for better infrastructure for bicyclists, skaters and pedestrians. "The central question is: Who is the city for - for the car or for the people?" says one.

January 19, 2009 - Haaretz

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