Bicyclists

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

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